Survive the Night Relays

Fri June 19 - Sat June 20
Do you have what it takes to Survive the Night?

Survive the Night Triathlon Relay

06/19 - 06/20 5:00PM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Marathon (1 to 5 members)

Survive the Night Marathon Relay (1-5)

06/20 1:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Marathon (6 to 10 members)

Survive the Night Marathon Relay (6+)

06/20 1:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Survive the Night Relays Have Been Cancelled for 2020

We have processed all requested team entry fee refunds and the refund should appear on your credit card statement.

We have processed deferrals for teams which requested these, and you will receive a free entry into next year's race.

Captain's who elected to donate their team fees to Ironcology will receive a tax receipt from Ironcology, LLC. Thank you again for your generosity and continued support.

Individuals who purchased one day USAT memberships have had their information provided to USAT and should be contacted with options for this one day license.

Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you in 2021.

The Ironcology team


The Bluegrass Runners are proud to present the sixth year of the Survive the Night Triathlon Relay and the third year of the Survive the Night Marathon Relay!

Join us for these events on June 19-20, 2020 at Kroger Field on the University of Kentucky's campus and help us raise funds for cancer patient support care.

THERE WILL BE A PRICE BUMP ON MARCH 1 - so get those registrations in early! We are also ordering custom water bottles, we will give them out in the order teams register, and once they are gone, they are GONE!


For 2020, you have TWO options - both taking you through the night as a TEAM. It takes a team for a patient to fight cancer, and it takes a team to help raise money for that fight. With both events, there will be friends, family, food, loud music, and an overall great time as teams race under the stars in the fight against cancer! The race will take place in and around Kroger Field on the University of Kentucky's campus. You don't want to miss this!

Continuing Jonathan Feddock's Ironcology vision from 2015, take a leap and give it a "tri": Swim. Bike. Run. Ever wanted to try a triathlon? Ever wanted to try for that goal of over 140 miles? Well, you don't have to do it alone! This is a team relay event. Put together a team of up to ten swimmers, cyclists, and runners and tackle it together. You will be amazed at what you can do! You decide which athlete does which sport and how to divide up the legs. The swim portion takes place at UK's Lancaster Aquatic Center. The bike is 100 laps on a closed course around Kroger Field. The 26.2 mile run will be out and back legs from Kroger Field toward Alumni Drive. You. Can. Do. This!  Registration fees are $400 for each team, plus the RunSignUp fee. Teams will start the triathlon relay beginning at 7:00 p.m. June 19, with a specific start time given based on their estimated finish time. The goal is for most teams to finish by 8:00 a.m. June 20th. Please see the FAQ page and the Race Cue Sheets for more details!

Or get involved with the MARATHON RELAY! If swimming and cycling are not your thing, you don't have to miss out on the fun or the great cause! Grab up to ten of your friends and family and cover the distance of a full marathon, 26.2 miles! The run will take place on the same course with the triathlon participants as you camp out and cheer your team members on. Don't worry, the lap distance is manageable for the casual runner, and if you are up for a bigger challenge (a full or a half marathon or any distance in between), you will have an awesome, unique course and can run as many laps as you choose based on the number of members on your team. Let's see if you can survive the night! Registration fees are $125 for a team of 1-5 members, and $250 for a team of 6-10 members, plus the RunSignUp fee. Teams will start the marathon relay beginning at 1:00 a.m. June 20th, with a specific start time given based on their estimated finish time. Like the triathlon, the goal is for most teams to finish by 8:00 a.m. June 20th. Please see the FAQ page and Race Cue Sheets for more details.

Members of the Bluegrass Runners get an automatic $5 or $10 discount off of the registration fee for the Marathon Relays. If you are not already a member, you will have the opportunity to join BGR and get the discount as part of the race registration process! In addition to the discount on the Marathon Relays, BGR members receive discounts on the Thoroughbred Classic 5K, discounts on entry fees to all of the BGR Grand Prix races, and other benefits! For more information on the Club, visit our website HERE.

Make sure to register by May 31, 2020 in order to get shirts in your chosen size for all the members of your team. Create team uniforms! Wear costumes! Set up a tent city! We want to see spirit, and most of all FUN as you cheer on your team members and SURVIVE THE NIGHT! We are offering super soft T-shirts from Next Level Apparel this year. For women's sizing information click HERE and then click "Size Chart." For men, click HERE.

Because we donate all proceeds to charity, no refunds, no exceptions.

PLEASE NOTEThe Team Captain will have to pay the entire team registration cost upon creation of the team. Team members then join the team without any additional payments. 


Kroger Field, University of Kentucky
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Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Marathon Relay captains: To promote our new marathon relay, refer 1 or more teams and get a refund of up to $5.00 per team! Just share your registration link to social media and ask other captains to use your referral when they sign up. Total refunds and discounts will be capped at $25 (2-5 member teams will pay $100, 6-10 member teams will pay $225).


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