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Safety is our first concern and our top priority on the relay course
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Any individual or team that chooses not to follow our safety rules will be immediately disqualified from the race. The safety of our runners is too important for any error on this topic.

NOTE: It is important to remember that none of the roads will be closed to vehicular traffic during this relay. With that in mind, the following safety rules apply to all participants:

1.    Active team vehicles will be required to turn their hazard lights on when pulled over on the course.

2.    Alcohol will not be allowed on the course during the relay.

3.    All runners will be required to read the Epic Safety Document which is included in the Captain’s packets that are given at Check-In.

4.    All runners will be required to run on the shoulder or sidewalk and face oncoming traffic unless otherwise specified (run on same side of the road as the cones).

5.    All state and federal traffic laws apply to all runners, drivers and pacers.

6.    Any changes to your team after July 14, 2016 will result in a $15 processing fee per change and a 2016 Epic Cache-Teton Relay Runner/Volunteer Substitution Form must be completed for EACH runner/volunteer substitution and handed in at the Relay Start Check In.

7.    Between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am all runners will be required to run with a headlamp, a blinking LED light and a reflective vest. During these hours runners will not be allowed to begin their legs without these items.

8.    Between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am every participant outside the team vehicle must be wearing a reflective vest except for at a designated exchange.

9.    Bicycles are not permitted on the course.

10.   Participants must be at least 14 years old on the day of the relay.

11.   Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the Relay Participant Waiver

12.   Participants will not be allowed to cross a road with more than 2 lanes unless at a designated crosswalk.

13.   Pets are not permitted to participate with runners on the course.

14.   Present the following at Relay Start Check In:

  • • 2 first aid kits (1 for each vehicle)
  • • Glass chalk to write “CAUTION RUNNER ON ROAD” on team vehicles
  • • 2 Relayology Manuals (1 for each vehicle)
  • • At least 2 reflective vests
  • • At least 2 headlamps
  • • At least 2 red blinking LED lights
  • • Extra batteries
  • • 2016 Epic Cache-Teton Relay Participant Waiver signed by all runners, drivers, pacers and volunteers
  • • 2016 Epic Cache-Teton Relay Team Roster Form

15.   Runners may have running pacers during the hours of 8 pm and 6 am but the pacers must be members of a registered relay team OR must sign the Relay Participant Waiver as a pacer. The waiver must be handed in at the Relay Start Check In by the team captain with the runner, driver and volunteer waivers.

16.   Runners must always wear their team race number on their front while running.

17.   RV’s or motor homes are not permitted at the Exchanges.

18.   Sleeping may only take place in team vehicles or at designated sleeping areas (Exchanges 18 and 24).

19.   Team vehicles may not pace runners.

20.   Team vehicles must seat at least 6 seat belted passengers but no more than 15 and be less than 20′ long.

21.   Teams must AVERAGE at least a 10:30/mile pace.

22.   Teams must choose one of the volunteer options.

23.   Teams must fill out the 2016 Epic Cache-Teton Relay Team Time Record and submit it at the Relay Finish Line to be eligible to win.

24.   Teams must keep to the Team Roster Form unless someone gets injured. In the event of an injury or illness a member from that team may step in and run the injured teammates legs. Pacers, drivers or volunteers may not step in to run the injured teammates legs.

25.   Teams must run/walk the entire relay course.

26.   Teams will only be allowed to aid their runner on the course during legs designated as “Support Legs”.

27.   Volunteer options cannot be changed after July 14, 2016.

"We have run relays all over the continent, Cache-Teton is among the best!" -Team Carolina Callipygians
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Course Map

2016 Epic Cache-Teton Relay

Leg Details

2016-Epic Cache-Teton Relay-Leg Details.pdf

2016-Epic Cache-Teton Relay Leg Details.xlsx

Leg Maps

(including elevation profile, directions and *difficulty)

Non competitive teams can run in any order. Competitive teams must stay in the following running order.

Runner 1 runs legs 11325
Runner 2 runs legs 21426
Runner 3 runs legs 31527
Runner 4 runs legs 41628
Runner 5 runs legs 517, 29
Runner 6 runs legs 61830

Runner 7 runs legs 7, 19, 31
Runner 8 runs legs 82032
Runner 9 runs legs 921, 33
Runner 10 runs legs 102234
Runner 11 runs legs 112335
Runner 12 runs legs 12, 2436

LEGS 1-1213-2425-36

*The difficulty rankings (mild, moderate, hard and very hard) were calculated based on elevation ascended, elevation descended and leg length.

Runner Breakdown


Leg 1

Leg 2

Leg 3












































1 (Hardest)































Course Cutoff Times

  • Exchange 6 – 5:00 PM
  • Exchange 12 – 9:45 PM
  • Exchange 18 – 1:45 AM
  • Exchange 24 – 7:00 AM
  • Exchange 30 – 12:00 PM

Course Breakdown

Sky View High School, 520 S 250 E, Smithfield, UT 84335

Vehicle Exchanges

1) Preston, ID — Preston High School
2) Niter, ID — Church Park
3) Soda Springs, ID — Blackfoot River Park
4) Freedom, ID — Freedom Community Park
5) Teton National Forest, WY — Parking Lot

Teton Village (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort), 3395 W Village Dr, Teton Village, WY 83025 

Places of Interest


Exchange 13: Showers will be available at Grace Junior High School from 3pm to 11pm. A $5 donation to the school is required per shower. *Note that the runner Exchange takes place at Grace Senior High School- showers are located in the Middle School, which is situated behind the High School.

Finish Area:

1. Teton County Rec Center (155 East Gill Avenue, Jackson, WY 83001). $7/shower. Please bring a towel.

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2. The Hostel in Teton Village (3315 Village Drive). $5 per person for public access to the shower facilities. Please bring a towel. *Note that although the Hostel is closer to the Finish Line than the Rec Center, there is only one public shower available. For shortest wait times, please consider using the Rec Center.*

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  • Smith’s Food & Drug, 750 N Main St, Logan, UT
  • Stokes Thriftway Food Store, 217 S State St, Preston, ID
  • Sam’s Market, 15 N Main St, Grace, ID
  • Broulims Supermarket, 89 W 2nd S, Soda Springs, ID
  • Alpine Market, 100 Greys River Rd, Alpine, WY
  • Mangy Moose Market, 3285 W McCollister, Teton Village, WY
  • Albertson’s, 105 Buffalo Way, Jackson, WY


  • Chevron, 780 S Main St, Smithfield, UT
  • Chevron, 193 N State St, Preston, ID
  • Chevron, 295 E 2nd S, Soda Springs, ID
  • Alpine Market, 100 Greys River Rd, Alpine, WY
  • Chevron, 401 N Cache Dr, Jackson, WY


  • Wells Fargo, 10 N Main St, Smithfield, UT
  • US Bank, 1 S State St Preston, ID
  • US Bank, 189 S Main St, Soda Springs, ID
  • Bank of Alpine, 140 Hwy 89, Alpine, WY
  • Bank of Jackson Hole, 3285 W Village Dr, Teton Village, WY


  • Logan Regional Hospital, 1400 N 500 E, Logan, UT
  • Franklin County Medical Center, 44 N 1st E, Preston, ID
  • Star Valley Medical Center, Afton, WY
  • Bear Lake Memorial Hospital, 164 S 5th St, Montpelier, ID
  • St. John’s Hospital, 625 E Broadway, Jackson, WY

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Training Schedules

For novices and veterans of Epic Relays, training for a relay race such as this can be a daunting task. Not only is it tough work, but knowing how much and what kind of runs to do can be tricky due to the unique nature of the race.

On the one hand, each leg is only 3-8 miles in length; therefore you want to try to maintain a fast pace on each leg to help improve your team’s overall time.

On the other hand, having to run these legs 3 or 6 times (depending on whether you are on a regular or ultra team) makes the race much longer and therefore maintaining that fast pace on each leg becomes much more difficult.

In other words, running an Epic Relay becomes a combination of a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and for some a marathon or even more, all wrapped in one. The training programs below seek to provide runners with guidance in order to be prepared for the overall distance of the race while at the same time training to achieve fast times on each individual leg. Good luck and have fun!

Epic Cache-Teton Relay
Beginner Training Schedule
Intermediate Training Schedule
Advanced Training Schedule

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Q: What are the duties of the team captain?
A: Team captains are like the coach of a team sport (soccer, baseball etc.). They supervise the team to make sure it has everything it needs to be ready for the relay. This does not mean that the individual runners and volunteers don’t have responsibilities. Everyone on the team should pitch in and a good team captain is good at delegating.

Q: What are the duties of the runners on the team that aren’t the team captain?
A: Runners are like the players of a team sport (soccer, baseball etc.). They are assigned a specific running assignment (or position) by the team captain and they pitch in before the relay to help the team captain whenever needed.

Q: How are start times determined and when will they be announced?
A: Start times are determined by each team’s average min/mile pace. Slower teams will start earlier so that everyone finishes within a couple hours of each other. The start times will be determined and announced on Wednesday Aug 3, 2016.

Q: What kind of vehicles do our team vehicles need to be?
A: Team vehicles need to seat at least 6 seat belted passengers but no more than 15 (typically vans, minivans, SUV’s or 4 door trucks). RV’s, motor homes or trailers will not be allowed.

Q: What’s the best way to assign runner assignments (who runs what legs)?
A: It’s best to assign runners to their runner assignment based on their ability level and the difficulty of the legs. Information to help make that decision including a course map, leg details, leg maps and a runner breakdown is available on the Course page.

Q: Will there be places to sleep during the relay?
A: Yes, there will be sleeping zones at Vehicle Exchange 3 (Exchange 18) at Blackfoot River Park and Vehicle Exchange 4 (Exchange 24) at Freedom Community Park. Also see the Travel & Lodging page as a resource.

Q: Will there be places to shower during the relay?
A: Yes, showers will be at offered Exchange 13, Grace Junior High School for $5 and the Teton County Rec Center for $7.

Q: About how much time will we have between running each leg?
A: It really depends on how fast your team is. The faster your team is the less time you’ll have between legs. On average runners have between 7-10 hours between legs.

Q: Do you help find runners to be on teams?
A: Yes, our team matching forum helps connect runners with teams. You can access it directly by clicking Team Matching.

Q: When will volunteer assignments be available to choose from?
A: Volunteer assignments will be available on Thursday July 7th, 2016 at 8pm.

Q: How do we schedule our volunteers?
A: Click Login on the website and login. Click Schedule Volunteers to view all the volunteer assignments and select to have one, two or all three volunteers at the assignment (for instance if you select one then you need to place the other two somewhere else).

Q: Can volunteer options be changed?
Yes, volunteer options must be changed by logging into your team and changing it by July 14, 2016. *If you switch from Option 1 to Option 2 after the deadline (July 14, 2016)  the fee will be $375*

Q: When does our online team roster need to be complete (including 10K times)?
A: Team rosters with all runner and volunteer information must be completed by Wednesday July 14, 2016 at midnight. Changes to the team roster after July 14, 2016 will result in a $15 penalty per change.

Q: Does our entire team need to be at the start?
A: No, only the runners in Vehicle 1 must be at the start to check in your team. The entire team is more than welcome to be at the start though.

Q: What order do ultra teams need to run in?
A: Ultra teams have two running order options. Option 1, runner one runs legs 1, 7, 13, 19, 25 and 31 etc. or option 2, runner one runs legs 1, 2, 13, 14, 25 and 26 etc.

Q: Besides ourselves what do we need to bring to the relay?
A: A checklist can be found on the Captains page.

Q: Are the shirts for runners and volunteers gender specific or unisex?
A: The shirts for runners are gender specific and the shirts for volunteers are unisex.

Q: Do you have a suggested training schedule in order to complete the relay successfully?
A: Yes, the training schedules can be found on the Training page.

Q: Are reflective running vests required for every leg?
A: No, vests aren’t required for every leg although we highly recommend wearing either a vest or bright colors for every leg and some of the day legs will require wearing a vest. Each of the night legs do require a running vest.

Q: Are there dress or language guidelines during the relay?
A: Nudity will not be allowed during the relay and we ask that you refrain from having derogatory or profane language on your clothing and team vehicles. We reserve the right to nicely ask you to put your clothes on if naked or remove anything with derogatory or profane language. If a change isn’t made we will ask you to remove yourself from the event. If the only clothing you have has derogatory or profane language we will really be in a pickle because taking it off would leave you naked. Please help us avoid this situation all together.

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Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Handbook

Detailed Volunteer Assignment PDF’s

Start Setup, Exchange 1, Exchange 2, Exchange 3, Exchange 4, Exchange 5, Exchange 6, Exchange 7, Exchange 8, Exchange 9, Exchange 10, Exchange 11, Exchange 12, Exchange 13, Exchange 14, Exchange 15, Exchange 16, Exchange 17, Exchange 18, Exchange 19, Exchange 20, Exchange 21, Exchange 22, Exchange 23, Exchange 24, Exchange 25, Exchange 26, Exchange 27, Exchange 28, Exchange 29, Exchange 30, Exchange 31, Exchange 32, Exchange 33, Exchange 34, Exchange 35, Finish Line Shift 1, Finish Line Shift 2

Volunteer Registration Process:

Volunteer Assignments open on Friday, July 1st 2016! Here is all the information you need to make the sign up process fast and easy!

1. Captains need to make sure all three of their volunteers are registered on their account. *Note: you will NOT be able to assign your volunteers until ALL THREE are registered!*

2. Volunteers can get the log in information from their Captain and sign themselves up or, if they are unable, Captains can do it for them.

3. On July 1st at 8:00PM MDT, log into the account. The icon that says “Assign Volunteers” (this is next to the icon that says “Add Volunteer” will become clickable. Click on this link.

3. A list of all the available assignments, including their shift times and locations will appear, with a drop down menu next to each one. The drop down menu will contain the names of the three volunteers.

5. Simply click the drop down menu next to the assignment you want, and choose which volunteer you want to assign there. Changes will save automatically in the system.

6. Volunteers will be contacted by Epic staff a few days after registration with more information about their assignment, and a Volunteer Manual.

Volunteer Options For Teams:

Option one:
Your team provides 3 volunteers for shifts of 5-8 hours.

Option two:
Your team pays a $270 volunteer fee and volunteers will be provided for you.

*If you switch from Option 1 to Option 2 after the deadline (July 14, 2016)  the fee will be $375*

Information for Volunteers:

1. General Information

Volunteer shifts typically last for 4-8 hours. Due to the nature of the event, some of these shift will be at odd hours, including some overnight shifts. Make sure you are aware of your shift time and location, as you will be expected to arrive on time.

2. What Do I Wear/Bring?

-A chair! Trust us, you will be much more comfortable!

-Snacks, water, etc. You are likely going to get hungry during your shift and you might not be near any grocery stores!

-Sunscreen, a hat/umbrella or shade tent for day time shifts. Extra layers, extra lights for nighttime shifts

3. How Do I Chose My Shift?

Ask your Team Captain! They will be receiving correspondence outlining the signup process, as well as the date that it takes place. When selections are posted, teams will be able to sign into their accounts and register their volunteers.

4. What If I Have More Questions?

Each volunteer will be sent a detailed Volunteer Handbook after signing up. This should answer most-if not all-of your questions!

5.  How old do I have to be to volunteer?

Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age by the day of the relay.  Anyone under 18 years of age will be paired with an adult.

Incentives for Volunteers

  • Relay Shirt
  • Epic Relays Sticker

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Vehicle Rental

Epic Relays has teamed up with Avis to give our participants great deals on car rentals!

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Logan, Utah

The Days Inn, Logan will once again be our host hotel for the Start line. Call (435) 752-9141 and mention Epic Relays when making a reservation!

They are offering a discounted rate of $110/night for Thursday, August 11th for Epic participants. Rate is only guaranteed until July 9th, so book early!


Jackson Hole (Teton Village), WY

The Virginian Lodge is Epic’s preferred accomodation in Jackson! Located at 750 W Broadway, the Virginian is steps away from all that downtown Jackson has to offer!

Call 307-733-2792 to make your reservation today! Make sure to mention Epic Relays to receive 10% hotel price!


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