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THIS YEAR'S RACE WILL BE CUPLESS, SO BE PREPARED TO BRING YOUR OWN CUP/OTHER WATER CONTAINER FOR HYDRATION.
For 2022, you have THREE options for our races - all intended to take 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! 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. You. Can. Do. This! Teams will start the triathlon relay beginning at 7:00 p.m. June 17, 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 18th. 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 walkers 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! Start times will be determined race week. Please see the FAQ page and Race Cue Sheets for more details.
And third, we have the Ultra Event! Introduced in 2021, we now offer the opportunity to run solo or with a team all night long, for as many miles as you want, on a course that includes a grassy trail-like section. Runners/walkers complete as many loops of the course as they want over a 12 hour period.
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 15, 2022 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!
Because we donate all proceeds to charity, no refunds, no exceptions.
PLEASE NOTE - The 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.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Additional race information can be found at http://ironcology.org.
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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