2024 Michigan Outback Relay

Registration is Closed for 2024

We are now set with a field of 74 teams for the 2024 Michigan Outback Relay! Good luck to all teams, and welcome back our back to back champs, Growlies, that won the Jim Fitch Memorial Trophy in the Mixed Division. Also returning is the back to back champs Nondescript and Inoffensive. They won the Punch Metcalf Memorial Trophy in the Open Division. Lets see if they can three-peat! The 2024 Michigan Outback Relay will be July 19-21, 2024. Registration has now ended. If you are an individual seeking a team, you can try to join our waitlist. Often teams will need a runner in the weeks leading up to race weekend.  See below to sign-up.

Leg Sponsorship

Do you want to honor someone on your team (maybe your captain)? Maybe advertise a business? You can sponsor a leg for $100 each, and be able place a short message on one of the 50 legs we have available. Click on the form below to get started. Need sponsorship requests mailed by June 16 to guarantee placement on the leg directions.

Leg Sponsor Request Form 2024

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.