2023 Michigan Outback Relay Recap

Thanks to all the participants of the 2023 MOR! This was a memorable weekend for all and we encourage visitors to see our posts on Facebook and Instagram to see what the race looked like this year. Congrats to returning champs, Growlies, that won the Jim Fitch Memorial Trophy in the Mixed Division. Also returning champs, Nondescript and Inoffensive won the Punch Metcalf Memorial Trophy in the Open Division. The 2024 Michigan Outback Relay will be July 19-21, 2024. We are currently planning on returning to the upper peninsula for part of the weekend. See The Course page for more details! Registration will open up in January 2024!

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.