The Annual Challenge Cup/Baker to Vegas Relay is scheduled to take place (depending on Las Vegas accommodations) over a weekend from late March to early April. The course begins 25 miles north of Baker CA. on Highway 127 to Shoshone CA; then northeast on Highway 178, across the state line into Nevada on Highway 372 to Pahrump NV., then southeast on Highway 160 to the finish inside the Hilton Hotel Convention Room in Las Vegas. Teams are scheduled to run in eleven flights, depending upon their ability, with flights starting hourly from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
On Sunday, eight hours after the last team finishes, an Awards Ceremony is held for over 6000 runners and support personnel; several thousand family members and friends; and almost a thousand race volunteers. The festivities began with a most impressive Opening Program providing entertainment for all. Over 145 VIP law enforcement dignitaries, chiefs of police, agents—in—charge and sheriffs are introduced to the crowd.
During the ceremony and throughout the hotel conversation is continually in a roar with the most common phrase and pledge, “Wait till next year!”
There you have it. The story of the largest police foot pursuit in the world.
“The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”.
So help my Asics Tigers!
This year UCSB Police participted with runners froom our sister UC campuses. We are very proud to have come in 2nd place in our flight (only NYPD beat us).