Runners race along the Rogue River

Over 700 people competed in the 218-mile overnight race, The Wild Rogue Relay.

Posted: Jun 15, 2019 10:52 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2019 10:52 PM

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h says, "now that race costume contest." the run-away crowd favorite had to be johan pietila who ran the sixth leg of the race in an inflatbale sloth costume. it's challenging enough to run that six point two mile stretch, but pietila decided to make his first wild rogue relay one to remember. johan pietila says, "this is my first time doing this relay, heard really good things, had to try it." josh shelton says, "alright, and why did you decide to run in a sloth costume?" pietila says, "so i had an excuse for being slow, come on, haha." but slow and steady is probably the right idea as runners make their way through the woods. it will be about 36 hours from when they started the race to the finish in brookings oregon. that's right, the race doesn't stop when the sun goes down. but that's all part of the race's charm. evelyn pryor says, "there's something about being in the middle of the night, middle of nowhere, it's dark and it's quiet and you just see your van and they have lights and there's music and it's just a party and it's great." that party-like atmosphere is what draws many of the runners to this event. 218 miles may seem like a daunting task, but it won't with the right company. matt johns says, "this is just a fabulous time to get out with hundreds of people who are also into it. you've of ground and you just have a lot of fun with your friends." josh says, "the runners will continue to race through tonight and finish up tomorrow along the coast in oregon. for now, in jacksonville, josh shelton, newswatch 12 sports." today the baseball programs for
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