Last Runner Standing to Hold Virtual Race on Race Day

Updated: May 29, 2020 10:37 PM

Running 4.2 miles ever hour on the hour for more than 30 hours is no walk in the park. The third annual Last Runner Standing race was set to take place on June 6th. Due to the pandemic, it will now take place on November 14th.

Instead of completely postponing the race, organizers have decided to hold a virtual race on the original date.

"We just thought it would be fun to have some sort of community. I know it's not the real thing. We can't gather like we would hope to, but at least we can get together virtually and try to enjoy some fun competition," said race director Andy Holak.

The virtual race is free and around 150 runners from around the world including places such as Australia, Norway, and Great Britain have already signed up.

Last year's winner ran 129 miles in 31 hours along the challenging course at Spirit Mountain. Holak says because participants can pick their own course, he expects the event to go even long this year.

"Our course is hard. We have almost 700 feet of climbing each lap, so people could be running on a much easier course. There is a good chance we could see somebody go further than that in the virtual race," added Holak. "I'm thinking we might see somebody close to 200 miles," he added.

Visit their website to learn more: Last Runner Standing

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