Relay Team Rules & Information

Part 1: Registration

If you are a Team Captain:

  1. CLICK HERE to register for our event.
  2. Select “Marathon Relay”
  3. Continue with Registration, including filling out the following questions:
    1. “CREATE TEAM”
    2. Pay for the registration in full, your team members will pay you back!

If you are Team Member:

Team members are invited to join a team or already have plans of joining an existing relay team. Since your team captain paid for your event in full, you are not charged during registration. Please be sure to pay them back!

  1. CLICK HERE to register for our event.
  2. Select: “Marathon Relay – “JOIN A TEAM”
  3. Continue with Registration
  4. Finish and complete the registration. You are now registered on the team and your Team Captain will be receiving an email that you joined.

For further explanation about how to register and/or join a team CLICK HERE.

As a Team Captain:

  • You’ll get an email every time somebody registers for your team.
  • You will be responsible for getting individuals registered on time for your team.

As a Team Member:

  • You must know your team before signing up.
  • You are responsible for registering yourself, on time, for your correct team.

Part 2: Race Day

THE BASICS
The relay team usually consists of one swimmer, one biker, and one runner. At our events, we will allow one of the relay Relay hand-off 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.  Teams can be all male, all female, or mixed gender.  (Unless, of course, it is an all-female race.)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.
  • 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 must have the race bib number and is required to present this number to pick up the team timing chip and give it to the relay team swimmer on race morning before the start.
  • There is a sign in the transition area designating the relay “timing chip” hand-off area. All relay chip exchanges will take place by this sign. Please locate the sign before the race start!
  • The swimmer wears the timing chip during the swim. The swimmer will proceed to the relay exchange point and pass the chip to the biker in the exchange area ONLY.
  • The biker can be fully dressed with helmet and shoes on if they so choose.
  • The biker proceeds to your assigned bike rack (bike racks are assigned by your race number range),  gets the bike, and exits transition to start the bike portion of the race.
  • The biker returns to transition and racks the bike in same assigned bike rack location. The biker then proceeds to the relay exchange point and passes the timing chip to the runner. 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 with her. Just make sure that only the team member designated to do the running leg is wearing the team bib and timing chip. Please be aware of individual participants and do not block them as they are running towards the finish line!
  • The timing chip will be collected at that time.
  • All relay team members receive their own finisher’s medal.
Thank you and have an epic race!