Relay Information

Relay Team Rules & Information

THE BASICS

The relay team usually consists of one swimmer, one Participantsbiker, and one runner. At our events, we will allow one of the relay members to do two of the “legs,” meaning one person can choose to do two of the three sports and the other team member does one.

CAN AN INDIVIDUAL RACER BE PART OF A RELAY TEAM?

Yes, they can! If you have trouble finding a person to complete your relay team, we will allow someone competing as an individual to do your first segment or first two segments of the event, then pass off the relay timing device to you. It is important for the individual racer to know that they have to go to the designated relay-team exchange point (as described below) to give their team member the relay timing chip before they proceed with their own individual competition. The most popular example of this is an individual racer “doing the swim leg” for a team.

HOW THE RELAY PROCESS IS CONDUCTED ON RACE DAY

  • Relay teams will be assigned a race number and a timing strap.
  • The relay team members will pass the timing strap to each other at the “Relay” flag in the transition area.
  • Your team will use your assigned number for all race logistics.
  • All relay team members need to be body marked with the assigned team number.
  • The relay team runner will wear the race bib number.
  • There is a flag in the transition area designating the “Relay Exchange”. All relay chip exchanges will take place by this flag. Please locate the flag before the race start!
  • The swimmer wears the timing chip during the swim. The swimmer will proceed to the relay exchange point and pass it along to the team cyclist.
  • The cyclist will make sure he or she is wearing a helmet and the timing strap, go the location where the bike is racked in the transition area and proceed to the bike mount line.
  • The cyclist returns to transition and racks the bike in the same assigned bike rack location. He or she then goes to the relay exchange point and passes the timing strap to the runner. The runner will already be wearing the bib number. All exchanges of chips take place in this area ONLY to minimize congestion in the transition area.
  • The runner proceeds out of transition from the relay exchange point with the paper race bib number on the front of their body.
  • The runner crosses the finish line with the paper race bib number on the front of their body. If desired, the other members of the relay team can join their teammate as she approaches the finish chute and run the last stretch across the finish line together.
  • All relay team members receive their own finisher’s medal.
Thank you and have an epic race!

10 Responses to “Relay Information”

  1. Mary Steinhauser February 2, 2017 at 8:04 AM #

    What is the swim distance?

    • Eva February 2, 2017 at 2:10 PM #

      It depends up on the event you are signed up for. Most sprint triathlons are 800 meters. Each race will specify the swim distance.

  2. Mary Steinhauser February 2, 2017 at 8:05 AM #

    On the tri relay, what is the swim distance?

  3. Terry Bond-Manville February 28, 2018 at 9:20 AM #

    I am considering switching from the mini sprint to a relay (eye surgery impacting the swim portion – my fav). For my information to pass on to friends who may consider this, is the open water portion a 1/4 or 1/2 mile? Is the run portion 1.5 or 5K? I am assuming that the bike is standard and not Olympic?

    • Eva February 28, 2018 at 9:27 AM #

      We offer a relay in both the Olympic race on Saturday and the sprint race on Sunday. The swim for the Olympic is 1500m (.9 miles) and the swim for the the sprint is 800m. Sorry to hear about your eye surgery! You may also want to consider the duathlon. Do the du on Saturday and the relay on Sunday!

  4. Leslie Hamp February 28, 2018 at 11:36 AM #

    What is distance for Sprint Relay team for all 3 events? Thanks.

    • Eva February 28, 2018 at 11:48 AM #

      If you are referring the the relay for the Tri Goddess Tri, here is that info:
      Sprint Triathlon — half-mile swim (32 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride, 3-mile run (part of which is a trail run with one steep downhill section).
      Sprint Duathlon — 1.5-mile run, 10.7-mile bike ride, 3-mile run (part of which is a trail run with one steep downhill).
      Sprint Aquabike — half-mile lake swim (32 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride.
      Sprint Relay — team up with one or two friends to complete our Sprint Triathlon together

      If your question is referring to a different race, please refer to the “Sprint Triathlon” distance information for that specific race. The distances will be very close to those above, but not necessarily exactly the same.

      • Leslie Hamp March 11, 2018 at 9:48 AM #

        Thank you. I’d like to transfer my mini sprint entry to sprint relay with my bff Terry Bond-Manville. How do I do that?

  5. Anabel Fierro July 12, 2018 at 7:38 PM #

    Hello
    What does Poto Trail Run mean?

    Thank you

    • Eva July 12, 2018 at 8:17 PM #

      The run is on the Potawatomi Trail which is commonly referred to as “The Poto”.

Leave a Reply