Harvest Marathon Relay

Sun November 8, 2020
Benefiting the Houston Food Bank
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Events

Large Group Team - $1000 group registration fee includes 25 registrations

$1,000 7:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST Registration opens September 3, 2020 at 6 a.m. CDT. Does not include $50 RunSignUp fee.

Small Group Team - $500 group registration fee includes 10 registrations

$500 7:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST Registration opens September 3, 2020 at 6 a.m. CDT. Does not include $25 RunSignUp fee.
Great for running groups!

Individual Registration Team - $65 individual registration ($55 before October 11) fee up to 25 registrations

$55 7:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST Registration opens September 3, 2020 at 6 a.m. CDT. Register before October 11, 2020 and save $10 on the regular registration fee of $65. Does not include RunSignUp fee.
ELIGIBLE FOR TIME BASED AWARDS

Competitive Team - $500 group registration fee for up to 10 registrations

$500 7:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST Registration opens September 3, 2020 at 6 a.m. CDT. Does not include $25 RunSignUp fee.
ELIGIBLE FOR TIME BASED AWARDS

Competitive Team - $65 individual registration fee ($55 before October 11) for up to 10 registrations

$55 7:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST Registration opens September 3, 2020 at 6 a.m. CDT. Register before October 11, 2020 and save $10 on the regular registration fee of $65. Does not include RunSignUp fee.
Description

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Start Time:
7:00 AM 
Distance: 26.2 miles
Format: Real time cumulative milage team event

TEAMS HAVE 3-HOURS TO COMPLETE THE EVENT. 

THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL EVENT.  TEAM PROGRESS WILL BE MONITORED IN REAL TIME.  

SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE RULE CHANGES FOR 2020.

Registration will be open until 11:59 p.m. on November 7, 2020.  Participants must register and select a shirt size by October 2, 2019 to guarantee a tech shirt commemorating the event.  We will be ordering extra shirts, so if you register after October 2, 2020, we will do our best to honor your shirt selection on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no packet pickup this year.  Packets will be mailed to the participants.  

FUNDRAISING: Add that special element of motivation to your event experience, and join a FUNDRAISING TEAM by CLICKING HERE and selecting JOIN TEAM. Fundraising questions? Please email support@reason2race.com.  Learn more here.

Multi-Location, Socially Distanced, Competitive Event

The Harvest Marathon Relay is a 26.2-mile timed team running event.  Due to the current COVD-19 situation, the 2020 Harvest Marathon Relay will be a multi-location, social distanced, multi-location, competitive event.  

When:  The race will start at 7:00 AM on November 8, 2020.  Teams will have 3-hours to complete the event.  
Where:  Teams can run wherever and whenever they chose, as long as it is between 7:00 and 10:00 central standard time on the day of the race.  There are no limitations as to how many team members can run at any given time.
How:  Time and distance for each team member will be tracked using an app provided by our official timer.  Individual results will be consolidated into a team resolution.  As soon as the cumulative mileage for the team reaches 26.2 miles, then the team is deemed to have completed the event and will have an official time.  The app allows you to track your team performance in real time, and track other teams.
What:  The big difference this year is that each participant will be able to run only one segment, i.e., once a participant stops their app, they will not be able to restart it and post an additional time. 

A note to the Competitive Teams:  STRATEGY IS IMPORTANT!

Questions and Answers

We brainstormed some potential questions.  If you have any questions, please use the Questions? button located on this page.

Q.  How many team members can be running at any given time?
A.  The app is set up so it can track all of the runners at the same time.  Unless your team can average a 6:52 per mile pace, you won’t finish in time unless you have multiple people running at the same time. 

Q.  How is the team’s finishing time calculated?
A.  Your official finishing time is based on when your team’s cumulative distance reaches 26.2 miles. 

Q.  How are the winners determined for time-based awards?
A.  Time-based awards are based on the fastest times to get to a team’s cumulative distance of 26.2 miles.  For instance, if a team starts all 10 members at 7:00 AM and they run at an 8 minute per mile pace, they will be done by 7:21 AM with a finishing time of 3:29:36.  If a different team starts all 10 members at 9:00 AM and they run at a 7:54 minute per mile pace, they will be done at 9:21 am with a finishing time of 3:26:59.  Even though the first team finished earlier, the second team took less time to get to 26.2 miles and is therefore the faster team.

 

Race Contact Info

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Awards

Awards for the ...

Top three finishing team in the COMPETITIVE category

Best team spirit

Top fundraising team

Rule Amendments for the 2020 Multi-Location, Socially Distanced, Competitive Event

The Rules outlined on this website remain in effect for the 2020 Harvest Marathon Relay to the extent to that they are applicable to a multi-location, socially distanced, competitive event.  In addition, the Rules are further amended as follows:

  1. All participants must sign the online waiver for their race app to be activated.   Participant under the age of 18 must hav a parent or guardian sign the waiver.
  2. All participants must compete between the designated times, 7:00 and 10:00 central standard time, on the designated day, November 8, 2020 for their time and distance to be counted.  
  3. All participants must use the timing app provided by the Official Timer.  No other source of timing will be accepted.
  4. The Official Timer is responsible for consolidating times for teams.  
  5. Teams are solely responsible for ensuring they complete the full race distance.
  6. A team is deemed to have completed their event at the earliest time at which the sum of all team participants distances is 26.2 miles.  If a team does not complete the required distance within the three-hour time limit, the team will be deemed to have not completed the event.  
  7. Time based awards for competitive teams shall be based on the fastest time to cover the distance of 26.2 miles.  For clarity, team finishing earliest may not have the fastest time.  
  8. Teams may have any number of participants running at any given time.  There are no requirements or minimum distances for any individual participant, however participants will be allowed to record only one segment during the race (i.e., if you start the app and run a quarter mile, then turn the app off and rest, then restart the app and run another quarter mile, only the first quarter mile will count).
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.HarvestMarathonRelay.com.

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