Relay Rules

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RULES

2- , 3- and 4-Person Relay Team Rules

  1. Age Divisions - 11-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65+, Open. Each member of your team must be within the designated age range to form that age division team. If you have people who you wish to run with and are not in your age division, then create an OPEN division team, which can be comprised of any age (as long as they are at least 11 years old).
  2. Unless your registering a team in the Open Division, Wheel Chair, Push Chair or Disabled Athlete all relay team members must be in the same age-division to form a team.
  3. Coed teams need to be made up like this: 2-Person Coed (one male, one female), 3-Person Coed (one female and two males OR one male and two females), 4-Person Coed (2 males, 2 females).
  4. The same athlete will run the same leg in each of the three relay races. Example, if John runs leg 1 in the first relay, then he will have to run the 1st leg in both the second and third relay races as well.
  5. There will be NO staggered lane starts in any of the relays. Runners will be able to cut in as long as they have a full-stride length lead over a competitor.
  6. We strongly encourage you to provide your own relay baton, but you may purchase one during online registration or on race day.
  7. NO running spikes or cleats allowed - only athletic / running shoes can be worn.
  8. Your must have a team "uniform*"
  9. Possible ways to get disqualified:
    • Knocking over, tripping or pushing down a runner on another team (intentionally or unintentionally) .
    • Hindering another team's runner's forward progress (intentionally or unintentionally).
    • Not running the event with a baton (for part or all of the race). Note: dropping a baton doesn't automatically disqualify you from a race. 
    • Throwing your baton to your teammate instead of handing it off.
    • Exchanging your baton outside of the passing zone area.
    • Spiking/throwing your baton after finishing a race in either joy or disgust.

Youth Shuttle Relay Team Rules

  1. All relay team members must be in the same age-division to form a team.
  2. Age divisions: 
    • All kids need to be 10 years old or younger
  3. There is no gender restrictions to form relay teams. Teams can be all boys, all girls or a mixture of both.
  4. We strongly encourage you to provide your own relay baton, but you may purchase one during online registration or on race day.
  5. NO running spikes or cleats allowed - only athletic / running shoes can be worn.
  6. Your must have a team "uniform*"
  7. Possible ways to get disqualified:
    • Knocking over, tripping or pushing down a runner on another team (intentionally or unintentionally) .
    • Hindering another team's runner's forward progress (intentionally or unintentionally).
    • Not running the event with a baton (for part or all of the race). Note: dropping a baton doesn't automatically disqualify you from a race. 
    • Throwing your baton to your teammate instead of handing it off.
    • Exchanging your baton outside of the passing zone area.
    • Spiking/throwing your baton after finishing a race in either joy or disgust.

Family Shuttle Relay Team Rules

  1. All relay team members must be in the same age-division to form a team.
  2. Age divisions: 
    • 2 adults (both over 21 years old) + 2 kids (both 11 years old or younger)
  3. There is no gender restrictions to form relay teams. Teams can be all boys, all girls or a mixture of both.
  4. We strongly encourage you to provide your own relay baton, but you may purchase one during online registration or on race day.
  5. NO running spikes or cleats allowed - only athletic / running shoes can be worn.
  6. Your must have a team "uniform*"
  7. Possible ways to get disqualified:
    • Knocking over, tripping or pushing down a runner on another team (intentionally or unintentionally) .
    • Hindering another team's runner's forward progress (intentionally or unintentionally).
    • Not running the event with a baton (for part or all of the race). Note: dropping a baton doesn't automatically disqualify you from a race. 
    • Throwing your baton to your teammate instead of handing it off.
    • Exchanging your baton outside of the passing zone area.
    • Spiking/throwing your baton after finishing a race in either joy or disgust.

* A "uniform" in this case is a very loosely defined term. We hope that you get creative with your team uniform. We ask that your teammates wear similar tops and bottoms (simple example, white t-shirt, green shorts) OR are dressed up in some sort of team theme (ie, monsters: first leg: a mummy, second leg: Frankenstein, third leg: a werewolf and fourth leg: Count Dracula)