Here are some of the frequently asked questions we see.
If you dont see the answer to your question here, let us know and we will answer it for you AND then add it to this list!
I want to run the relay, but need help finding teammates.
We recommend that you join our Facebook group, and post a message. There are always people looking for substitute runners and wanting to start new teams. You can also contact us, we will be more than happy to add you to the SINGLE RUNNERS LIST, and if you want, you can also recruit runners for your team from the same list. Find enough single runners, and start your own team!
How does the relay race work?
The entire 223 mile race is run by 8-12 teammates, each one will run a total of three legs (varying in length from 4 to 9 miles). Runner 1 will run his leg and hand the 'baton' to Runner 2 who is waiting for him/her at the first exchange. Runner 2 takes off and Runner 1 rejoins his teammates in the van and then they go to the next checkpoint to wait for Runner 2 and drop off Runner 3, and so forth. Each runner will then run every 12 legs (this scenario is for a full team of 12)
Van 1 will carry runners 1-6. Van 2 will carry runners 7-12.
How am I able to be a sponsor?
We are always looking for great partners and associates to work with to make this event AWESOME!! Click HERE to contact us to learn more about our sponsorship packages.
Are we able to use an RV to carry our runners during the race?
RV's are NOT allowed to carry runners during the race. While it is very comfy to ride in style, it is a safety issue, as they cause traffic jams and present blindspot risks at exchange zones. We recommend utilizing, 12 or 15 passenger vans, as well as any SUV.
What happens if one of our runners drops out?
They can be replaced by another runner of the same sex (and depending the same age) up to race time. Just let us know that you have a replacement, or if you still have at least 8 runners, you can just run without the runner that had to drop out (see the above schedule of runners).
If they get injured during the race and cant go on, then the next runner can jump in for him/her and continue on and everyone will move up a leg and you will have to finish the run with 1 less than you started with.
Who provides the vans?
Each team is responsible for their own arrangment of vans. You can rent 12 or 15 passenger vans from our recommended partner or you can use an SUV. Please see our website for VAN RENTAL information and promo codes.
When will our race start time be given out?
Race times will be given out about 2 - 3 weeks in advanced of the race.
When is the last time I can update and change our team info (10K time, shirt sizes, etc)?
10K times can be updated until 2 weeks before the race. The shirt sizes will be final as of Sept. 13, 2019. Any persons signing up after Sept. 13, 2019 is not guaranteed a shirt.
Do I need to have all 8-12 people together to register?
No, it is not necessary but strongly recommended. Team members can be updated until Oct. 18, 2019. However, we cannot guarantee a correct shirt size for the changed runners. The team registration fee must be paid in full at registration. If you don't know all your runners at the time of registration, that is fine, as they can be provided prior to Oct. 18, 2019.
How does it work for a team of less than 12?
If your team has less than 12, some of your runners will have to run more than 3 legs. Examples are below:
8 person team
If you have 8 runners on the team, then each runners 1-4 will run 5 legs, runners 5-8 will run 4 legs.
Runner 1 would run legs 1, 9, 17, 25, and 33. Runner 5 would run legs 5, 13, 21, and 29.
Runner 2 would run legs 2, 10, 18, 26,and 34. Runner 6 would run legs 6, 14, 22, and 30.
Runner 3 would run legs 3, 11, 19, 27 and 35. Runner 7 would run legs 7, 15, 23, and 31.
Runner 4 would run legs 4, 12, 20, 28 and 36. Runner 8 would run legs 8, 16, 24, and 32.
9 person team
If you have 9 runners on the team, then each runner will run 4 legs.
Runner 1 would run legs 1, 10, 19, and 28. Runner 6 would run legs 6, 15, 24, and 33.
Runner 2 would run legs 2, 11, 20, and 29. Runner 7 would run legs 7, 16, 25, and 34.
Runner 3 would run legs 3, 12, 21, and 30. Runner 8 would run legs 8, 17, 26, and 35.
Runner 4 would run legs 4, 13, 22, and 31. Runner 9 would run legs 9, 18, 27, and 36.
Runner 5 would run legs 5, 14, 23, and 32.
10 person team
If your team is made up of 10 teammates, then each runner would run every 10 legs, until the race is complete.
Runners 1-6 would run 4 legs, runners 7-10 would only run 3 legs.
Runner 1 would run legs 1, 11, 21, and 31. Runner 6 would run legs 6, 16, 26, and 36.
Runner 2 would run legs 2, 12, 22, and 32. Runner 7 would run legs 7, 17, and 27.
Runner 3 would run legs 3, 13, 23, and 33. Runner 8 would run legs 8, 18, and 28.
Runner 4 would run legs 4, 14, 24, and 34. Runner 9 would run legs 9, 19, and 29.
Runner 5 would run legs 5, 15, 25, and 35. Runner 10 would run legs 10, 20, and 30.
11 person team
If your team is made up of 11 teammates, then each runner would run every 11 legs, until the race is complete.
Runners 1-3 would run 4 legs, runners 4-11 would only run 3 legs.
Runner 1 would run legs 1, 12, 23, and 34. Runner 7 would run legs 7, 18, and 29.
Runner 2 would run legs 2, 13, 24, and 35. Runner 8 would run legs 8, 19, and 30.
Runner 3 would run legs 3, 14, 25, and 36. Runner 8 would run legs 9, 20, and 31.
Runner 4 would run legs 4, 15, and 26. Runner 9 would run legs 10, 21, and 32.
Runner 5 would run legs 5, 16, and 27. Runner 10 would run legs 11, 22, and 33.
Runner 6 would run legs 6, 17, and 28.
Do you offer deferrals or refunds?
Refunds are not offered. However, if the Team Captain requests a deferral up to 90 days before race day, a 50% off code will be given for a full price registration for the following year. The discount code can be used by anyone on the Team to serve as the Team Captain.