The Baker to Vegas DAPO squad in a previous race. They are returning for the 2018 race and are seeking volunteers.

By DAPO staff

Leaders for the Baker-to-Vegas Challenge Cup Relay are seeking runners and volunteers for the 2018 Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) Team 182. The run will be held March 17-18, 2018.

Team captains Mireya Audet, Richard Audet and Onyanga Dean are looking for those willing to go the distance either on foot or in spirit through volunteerism.

Team 182 competes in the sworn category and comprises parole agents from across California. Team runners must be sworn personnel, able to run an average of 6 miles or more, in various terrain and weather conditions. The captains are also looking for alternate runners and team volunteers.

Volunteer assignments will include driving the chase vehicle, returning rental equipment, shuttling team members on and off the relay course and other tasks as needed. Alternate runners ride in the chase vehicle and are deployed when a runner is unable to finish their leg due to injury or extreme fatigue.

Runner selection is based on the top 24 running splits. Returning team members will be given priority screening. Race rules require every team to have a sworn volunteer willing to work with the Los Angeles Police Department race coordinator at various positions throughout the course.

To volunteers, contact mireya.audet@cdcr.ca.gov; richard.audet@cdcr.ca.gov or onyanga.dean@cdcr.ca.gov.

What is Baker-to-Vegas?

Started in 1985, the largest law enforcement event of its kind is a 120-mile relay race starting in Baker and ending in Las Vegas.

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Learn more about the relay, http://bakervegas.net/