The 3oth running of the Slate Creek Relay scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2020, has been canceled.  The event, although sponsored by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, involves over 150 volunteers, and the close coordination of various Wellington City, Sumner County, Wellington Township and many other significant contributors.

The Great Race was initiated at the Slate Creek Depot in 1976. Jack Potucek reported a series of difficult meetings and conversations have taken place resulting in the decision to cancel the race.  The on-going phase-out requirements of COVID-19, and the uncertainty of complying with the ever-changing requirements, make it difficult to justify exposing race participants, officials, supporting municipal and county departments and spectators (estimated at over a thousand at last year’s race) to unsafe circumstances.  Race officials advise that the relay is impossible to postpone to a later date due to many team members of college-age returning to campus in mid-August.

On behalf of the Chamber and all affiliated with the race, we sincerely regret the cancellation of this enjoyable event.
 All involved look forward to returning to the nine-mile race course with enthusiasm on July 31, 2021!

Check out the official Slate Creek Great Race website here:

The 2019 Slate Creek Great Race was a huge success.  Thank you to all who participated. 
Congratulations to THE DORE ENCHIES, winners for the second year in a row with Manila Gorillas finishing 2nd & Security State Bank finishing 3rd!