10th Annual Capital to Coast Relay Race Information

DATE: November 13-14, 2020


NUMBER OF TEAMS:   Race will cap at 100 teams for the 11th annual. (We will note on site when we are full)  


DISTANCE OF THE RACE:    223 miles – THE LONGEST relay race in Texas


START - AUSTIN, TX (Austin - McKinney Falls State Park) 


FINISH - Corpus Christi, TX (USS Lexington on the Beach)


START TIMES:   4am – with waves of teams leaving every hour or few hours after.   Teams will leave based on their 10K times, with the faster teams starting later and the slower teams going first so that all finish around the same time.  


END OF RACE: 7pm on Saturday, November 14, 2020. This will account for a 10 min/mile pace for a team that starts at 4am on Friday, they will still make it in time.   All teams must be able to finish the race in under 39 hours.  


COST: $100 per runner, $1200 per Team, paid individually.


SANCTIONING BODY / INSURED:  The Capital to Coast Relay is sanctioned and insured through USA Track and Field.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  Email Alain (HERE) to see how you can sponsor and have your company participate.


REGISTRATION:  Starts January 2, 2020 until we reach 100 teams (max for 11th Annual).   Registration page can be found HERE.


LEG RATINGS:   Based on elevation change and distance. (ranging from easy, moderate, moderately hard, hard)



Mens –Open  - this must be all men, or are more men than women.

Womens -Open  - must be all women.

Mixed -Open - at least 1/2 of the team must be women.

Hero  - Any Fire, Police, Military, or ROTC group, can be any mix and any age, but half must be Firemen, Policemen, Military, or ROTC.

Collegiate - Can be all one gender, or a mix team, must be half registered members of that college, junior college, or community college.

Ultra - team of 6.  Can be any mix of male or female.


AVG. TEMP in TEXAS DURING RACE:    Avg. High of 76.    Avg. Low of 54.   61% of sunshine.


AWARDS granted to Captains of each winning Team: 

Top Team in each category

Best Decorated Van

Most Original Team Name


WHAT WILL EACH MEMBER OF THE TEAM RECEIVE: Event Shirt, race bib, and a Finishers Medal for all team members who finish in allotted time.


TEAM REQUIRED MATERIALS:   2 reflective vests per van (4 total), 2 flashlights or headlamps per van (4 total).

TIMING SYSTEMS: All teams will be timed based off of their start time complete thru to their finish time.  Official time will be kept by the Capital to Coast Relay Staff.


RULES FOR NIGHT RUNS: From 7pm until 7 am, all runners must run with both a reflective vest, and either a flashlight or headlamp. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for your safety.   Vans are not permitted to travel behind the runner to illuminate the road.


CAPTAINS PACKET:   All the captains will receive and entire packet of complete rules and regulations, penalties, activities, releases, etc.   These will be emailed to you on November 1, 2020.  Captains are required to pass on all information to the entire team and make them aware of rules and regulations.


RACE GEAR:   All runners will be required to have their race bib number visible at all times.   From 7 pm to 7am, runners will also have to have on a reflective vest and a flashlight or headlamp. NO EXCEPTIONS.

COMPETING: No runner may drop out of the race solely for the purpose of the team substituting a faster participant in their place. If a runner is forced out due to injury or illness, they MAY NOT be reinstated into the team lineup for the remainder of the race. The team must finish the event with the remaining runners moving forward. No alternates may be added once the team has started. (60 min.penalty if involved in improper substitution).  Runners are to stay in team’s rotational sequence unless extenuating circumstances are deemed necessary by race officials. Team rotation questions/concerns will be reviewed, if necessary at the Finish Line.  The Capital to Coast Race Director(s) will have final authority for all category awards and timing decisions.

11th Annual Capital to Coast Relay

223 AMAZING Miles from Austin, TX to Corpus Christi, TX

© 2020 Capital to Coast Relay

For more information on the race: