2018 Rama: Shuckathalon
Eight years in, and this is STILL the world's only oyster sports competition... which pretty much makes Rama champions WORLD CHAMPIONS.
This team entry gets 5 people into the event, and at least three of you need to participate in the race. Unless you're Shuck Norris. In that case you can compete solo.
We'll follow up with more info after you sign up. Here's some essential info to tide you over until then:
The Shuckathalon is a relay race, so you've got to rope your friends into joining your team. Find more info about the race, and photos of previous years, here.
The race starts at 3:30 pm on the day of the Rama, and there will be a safety briefing and orientation at 12:30. This is a pretty physical event... it involves running over uneven surfaces, bending, digging, and lifting a bushel basket of oysters. Teams should be sure to wear knee boots and bring gardening-type gloves.
New this year: professional coaches! Each of the 4 Shuckathalon teams will receive a real-deal oyster farmer coach to pass along pro tips and a few hats.
Shuckathalon team entry is non-refundable, and you can feel better about that knowing that Rama proceeds benefit multiple Hood Canal-area charities, including the Hood Canal Education Foundation. More Rama info here.