Athletes typically start between midnight and 9 am.
Athletes finish times are estimated to be between noon and 5 pm.
We welcome returning and new teams to the 2015 Sawtooth Relay. If you are new to the Sawtooth Relay, we hope it will become a favorite on your event calendar.Our finisher and volunteer shirt will be a short-sleeved embroidered t-shirt.
Teams of 6 using one van will complete 12 legs beginning at Stanley, Idaho's elementary school and finishing in Atkinson Park, Ketchum. The 62-mile course is open to running and walking teams and ultra-marathoners. If your team has one or more teammates that live within a 4 hour drive from the course you are required to provide a volunteer to assist the relay organization. See the volunteer menu tab on this website for more details.
The daylight course and start times provide teams with a view of the Sawtooth Mountains at dawn. The Stanley to Ketchum course will also provide spectacular views of the White Cloud Mountains to the east as participants wind their way south along the Salmon River. Don't miss the meadows of multi-colored wild flowers on each side of the highway along the Salmon River valley floor. Half way through the 62-mile course, participants will crest Galena Summit and view the Big Wood River drainage with vistas of the Pioneer and Boulder Mountain ranges.
Start Location:Stanley Elementary School, Stanley, Idaho
Finish Location: Atkinson Park, Ketchum, Idaho
Park at Warm Springs Park and Ride nearby.
Course: These distances are estimates only
Airport Road and Wall Street, Stanley .55 miles
Highway 21 .36 miles
Highway 75 58.4 miles
Wood River Bike Path 2.6 miles
Total Relay Distance:61.9 miles
Relay Legs: 12 legs
6 teammates run or walk about 5 miles twice
Weather:Stanley's low temperature averages in the mid 30's.
Ketchum's high temperature averages in the mid 70's.