2024 Michigan Outback Relay

Registration is Now Open!

Thanks to all the participants of the 2023 MOR! Congrats to back to back champs, Growlies, that won the Jim Fitch Memorial Trophy in the Mixed Division. Also returning champs are Nondescript and Inoffensive. They won the Punch Metcalf Memorial Trophy in the Open Division. The 2024 Michigan Outback Relay will be July 19-21, 2024. Cost this year is $1500 per team (pay by May 1), and includes the race, camping on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, race shirts for all 10 members of the team, and pizza at the finish on Sunday. More importantly, members of participating teams get a handcrafted mug made by a Michigan potter! We are currently planning on returning to the upper peninsula for part of the weekend. See The Course page for more details!

Registration is now open! Just click below to begin.

2024 Michigan Outback Relay Registration

Are you an individual (or a small group) looking to participate but don’t have enough for a team? Join the Individual Waitlist. It is common for registered teams to need runners to fill their roster. Last year most of the people on the list found a team to run on. Add your name now!

2024 MOR Individual Waitlist

Contact us at MichiganOutbackRelay@gmail.com with questions. Looking forward to a running an upper peninsula adventure in July!

The Race

A journey across Northern Michigan

The Course

Are you up for the challenge?


Each team consists of up to 10 runners


Open and mixed divisions


What's new with the relay?

The race is run with the help of our friends at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the United States Forest Service. Part of the proceeds from the race benefit the Michigan Special Olympics as well as local organizations in the communities where we race.