There are only 4 spots left for the relay. If you are thinking of putting a team together, we recommend getting your team registered NOW, then add the team members when you have final confirmation.

 

The 4 Person Relay Marathon consists of four-person teams. Each team member runs one leg of the marathon, roughly ¼ of the course. Four person relay marathon registrations are $160 until January 1. Registrations received after January 1 until the event is closed are $200.

Registering

  1. Pick a Team Captain (TC). Make up a name.

  2. The TC registers the team online (including team name, runners’ dates of birth/contact info) and pays the combined team entry fee.

  3. Team members may edit team information after the team is registered.

  4. Registrants will be able to confirm their registration by viewing the participant listing. Registrations are posted to the website roughly twice monthly.

  5. All team information must be entered for teams to be eligible for awards.

Registration Link

How it works

Relay Leg Starting Mark Distance (Miles) Start Location
1 Mile 0 ~6.9 Start - South Lakes High School
2 Mile 7 ~6.5 Hunter Woods Pool
3 Mile 13.1 ~6.5 Ridge Heights Rd, Old Westbury Park
4 Mile 20 ~6.3 Hunter Woods Pool

September 2016 note: these distances are very approximate; we plan to measure them more accurately soon and let you know the actual length of these four relay legs.

Each runner on a team will have the same-numbered bib with the team name handsomely printed. Relay runners follow the marathon course.The first runner will transfer the Velcro-band-with-chip to the second runner in the exchange area, and so on. Do not transfer bibs.

Each leg will be chip timed, so only one runner may be on the course at a time.

The relay exchange areas will be clearly marked. Race officials will be present to keep things running smoothly.

There is no special gear drop at the relay exchange areas. Leave your gear at the high school or in your vehicle you drove to the exchange area. We do not have shuttles to and from the exchange areas.

There will be water, Gatorade, and light snacks near the Hunters Woods Pool exchange area runners 1 and 3 and at the finish line for runners 2 and 4.

Please be at your exchange point before the fastest runners from any of the races pass by, to allow for slow traffic, and to facilitate parking. Here are the exchange point locations, when to be there based on course record paces, and directions from the high school.

  • Leg 1: Start with the marathoners and half marathoners at South Lakes High School at 7:30 a.m.

  • Leg 2 (exchange #1) starts at Hunters Woods Pool (about a 2.6 mile drive from the high school). Be there by 8:10 a.m.; earlier if you need to warm up.  To get there, go west on South Lakes Drive to Reston Parkway. Turn left (south) onto Reston Parkway and drive to the Reston South Commuter Lot (1.6 miles on your left). Turn left into the lot at the stoplight, and use the lot to reverse course heading north on Reston Parkway for 0.3 miles. Just past Colts Neck Road take a right into Hunters Woods Pool. Look for the large green pool sign.

  • Leg 3 (exchange #2) starts on Ridge Heights at Old Westbury Park, approximately 100 yards from South Lakes Drive (about 1/3 mile from the high school via the pathways). Be there by 8:50 a.m.; earlier if you need to warm up or if you have two fast runners in Legs 1 and 2.  There is a footpath directly from the school to the park (check Google Maps). Via roads you from the start, take a right on Ridge Heights Road and go ¼ mile toward South Lakes Drive to the part on your right. Please do not drive to this location, as you will be crossing runners’ paths.

  • Leg 4 (exchange #3) starts at Hunters Woods Pool. Be there in time to meet your Leg 3 runner. For distance and directions, see Leg 2 above.

Exchange Tips

  • Know your teammate’s pace, keep track of the race time, and know when to expect him/her.

  • Wear or carry something easily identifiable by the incoming runner at the exchange.

  • Each Member of a Marathon Relay Team Will Receive

  • Technical T shirt (vs short sleeved cotton t shirt others give out?)

  • Custom finishers medal

  • Goody bag with gu, do-rag, glass

  • Personalized bib with team name (must register before February 15, 2016)

  • On course and post race refreshments

  • Chip timed race

  • Free pre-race meal

Race Transfers, Help Finding Teammates, Team Names

  • Looking for team members? Contact Harold Johnson atrelay@runnersmarathon.com for details.

  • Final Team Name & Team Category decision to be made by Relay Director.

  • Race Transfers (changing team members) must be made by emailing the Relay Director.

Restrictions

Participants in the Team Relay must be at least 14 years old.