Run through three European countries on Mont Blanc relay challenge

Run through three European countries on Mont Blanc relay challenge
The Asics Beat the Sun challenge takes pro and amateur runners on a relay race around Mont Blanc on June 21. (Paul Calver / Asics)

Think you can outrun the sun? Asics is looking for amateur runners to do just that in a relay race around Europe's Mont Blanc on June 21, the longest day of the year.

The Asics Beat the Sun relay race gives teams almost 16 hours to run about 91 miles through France, Italy and Switzerland around the highest peak in the Alps, according to a recent  Asics statement.

The good news: You'll be paired with at least one professional athlete on your six-person team and you'll receive professional training two months before the race.

The tough news: The course covers more than 27,000 feet of gain in temperatures that can swing from 41 degrees to 77 degrees (Fahrenheit) during the entire race.

Of course, each person doesn't run that far. Athletes will each be assigned two legs, varying from as little as a mile up to 11 miles. Five teams are given exactly 15 hours, 41 minutes and 35 seconds to complete.

Athletes who will be competing include trail runner Megan Kimmel from the U.S., ultra-marathoners Christian Schiester of Austria and Holly Rush from Britain.

If you think you have what it takes, you have until April 15 to apply online.

Asics creates a short list of amateurs and then a selection panel interviews candidates to make the final picks. Fifteen runners will be selected (just three from the U.S.) to compete and receive flights, accommodations, meals, training and gear prizes too.

It goes without saying that Asics will outfit you in running shoes, base layers, etc. for the big challenge.