2023 Michigan Outback Relay, July 14-16

With the freezing temps, falling snow, and icy conditions, there’s no better time than now to be thinking about the 2023 Michigan Outback Relay! The registration form is now posted, and details for this year’s course is released. Whether you are a veteran of the relay or a newcomer, you’ll want to read up about all the details for 2023. We know that several teams have already started their planning. Congrats to all the participants of the 2022 Michigan Outback Relay, especially the 2022 champions Nondescript and Inoffensive from the Open Division and The Growlies from the Mixed Division! Good luck to everyone planning on competing in 2023!

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.