[1ep·ic] – extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope
Growing up in Lake Oswego, OR running a 24 hour relay was like breathing- everybody did it. We participated in our first relay at age 14 and caught the fire. The running, the teams, the costumes, the deliriousness, the achievement- you name it we were hooked. Attending high school and college together we dreamed of doing something meaningful that could align our passions- promoting and fostering good health and overall wellness, exposure to the outdoors and people building. All of this came full circle when we decided to take the fire we caught at age 14 and bring the Epic Relay Series to the world.
When coming up with a name for our relay series we wanted one word that captured “nothing better”. It rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest and two inevitable things come of the rain: 1) everything is green and beautiful and 2) when it’s not raining it’s like Christmas. On those clear days when the sun is shining it’s arguably the most gorgeous place on earth. Growing up we labeled these blessed days “Epic” because there was nothing better so we went back to our roots and hence the name was born.