Register at: www.bonerace.com
The ‘To Bone & Back’ 40-Mile Relay, Ultra Marathon, and 5-Mile Run is a very unique running experience. The event started in approximately 1990. There have been minor changes over the years, including: involvement of different sponsors and beneficiaries, small changes have occurred in the route, previously dirt-and-cobble stone sections of the road are now paved, and huge windmills are now visible along much of the route. However, the basic concepts of the event have remained unchanged. The majority of participants are runners in 8-person relay teams. Each runner carries the Bone baton for a 5-mile leg, and then hands off to the next teammate. Teams include men’s open, women’s open, family, co-ed (at least 2 female), masters (all runners over 40 years old), and high school teams (co-ed, boys, and girls). Options are available for teams of smaller sizes, including 2-person teams (each member running 20 miles) and 4 person teams (each member running 10 miles). For the truly adventurous, the 40-mile ultra marathon is available! For those unable to get a relay team put together, the 5-mile run is available. The route begins at Summit Orthopaedics in Idaho Falls, and continues along winding, hilly country roads to the small farming area called Bone.