Slate Creek Relay


The Manila Gorillas have one the Great Race for the 3rd time in 3 years. After trailing the Axis of Awesome and Greeno Flamouts after the first sprint, the Gorillas caught up and never looked back leading the rest of way to the finish. Thank you to all of the teams for participating again for another fun race! 

1st-Manila Gorillas

2nd-Security State Bank Big Bucks

3rd-Impact Bank Dashing Dukes

Jack Potucek - RACEMASTER

Photo Credit Steve Sturgis

South Woods Park

Lynn Burgess Drive

Wellington, Kansas

Join in the fun!

The Great Race in

Wellington, Kansas is held

the last Saturday in July

every year!

The Slate Creek Relay is the Great Race in Wellington, KS

The Great Race History

Slate Creek Relay, began at Slate Creek Depot in 1977 on the 4th of July at 2:30 pm

The race started and ended at the Depot from 1977 to 1982. Sadly the Depot burned down July 26, 1982.

1983-1986 races started and ended at the Depot site, party following at the Elk's Club

There were no races run from 1987 until 2001 when the Chamber of Commerce requested

Jack Potucek to revive the Great Race Relay!

The race course started in "Woods Park" (Harvey Street) in 2001

The race course moved to "South Park" in 2002

The race course was "tweeked" a couple of times until 2007

The race course has remained the same from 2008 to present
The race was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19

JacK Potucek has been the Racemaster every year

Black Oak Striders and the Greeno Flameouts have been in every race but 1

Teams from Oxford, Derby, Wichita, South Haven, Caldwell, Potwin, Hunnewell, Winfield, Mayfield & Wellington, KS

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