2- & 4-Person Relays

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Race Details
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Start: 9 a.m. in the town of Schroon. One minute before the race, all runners will be led to the starting line.

Two-Person Relay:
Limited to fifty teams. Teams can be male, female, or mixed. Awards given to the top 3 teams overall in each category. You must be present at the post-race awards ceremony to receive your award.

The first leg of the relay will start with the full-marathon runners in the town of Schroon at 9 a.m. and cover the first 13.1 miles of course (see course description below).

The second leg of the relay begins at the half-marathon start.

Complimentary buses will depart from the Word of Life Inn entrance–just south of the marathon start–from 8:40-9:05 a.m. to take the second-leg runners to the transition. Buses will be available for first-leg runners to return to the finish line after completing their half of the race.

Relay runners should give their gear bag to their teammate at the transition.

Four-Person Relay:
Limited to fifty teams. Teams can be male, female, or mixed. Awards given to the top 3 teams overall in each category. You must be present at the post-race awards ceremony to receive your award.

Relay legs are 4.4 miles, 8.7 miles, 5.1 miles, and 8.0 miles.

All four-person team members should meet at the TOPS Supermarket parking lot Sunday morning between 8:15am and 8:30am for shuttles to the relay exchange points. Complimentary buses will begin moving relay runners into position at 8:40 a.m.! Buses will be available at all exchange areas so runners can return to the finish line after completing their portion of the race.

Relay runners should give their gear bag to their teammate at the transition.

2-Person Relay Team Fees:
Entry fees will increase as the more people sign up, so don’t delay to lock in the lowest price possible.
10 teams @ $110
20 teams @ $120
20 teams @ $140
Register Now Online (Online Registration by Active.com)

4-Person Relay Team Fees:
Entry fees will increase as the more people sign up, so don’t delay to lock in the lowest price possible.
15 Teams @ $200
15 Teams @ $220
20 Teams @ $240
Register Now Online (Online Registration by Active.com)

Course:
The race starts on Main Street (Route 9) in the town of Schroon and heads north. Runners will complete one full loop around Schroon Lake on paved roadways (except for one half-mile stretch of gravel road in mile 3). The first four miles are rolling or flat. Miles 4-12 feature short, but steep hills along a two-lane country road on the east side of the lake. Miles 13-18 are flat, along the east shore. Then, there are long, gentle hills on Route 9, leading north to the finish in the town of Schroon. [view full marathon course map]

Expo and Packet Pickup:
Sat., Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Schroon Lake Central School (1125 US Route 9)
Sun., Sept. 24, 6:45-8:15 a.m. at the Schroon Lake Central School
You must personally come to the expo or packet pickup and show a photo ID to receive your bib and timing chip. No exceptions will be made. By order of NYS DOT.
[Expo hours, location, and schedule]

On-Course Amenities:
Water and Powerade sports drink will be available at 15 stations on the course–roughly every two miles until 20, then every mile from 20-25.
The finish area has water, Powerade, fruits, vegetables, and other goodies, as well as a tent for post-race massage.

Village Map and Parking:
Click here to download a PDF map of the village, including race day parking.
Click here to read about race-day road closures.

Photos:
Official race photography will be provided by Pat Hendrick Photography, who specializes in athletic event photos in Upstate New York, Vermont, and beyond. Prints and digital files will be available for purchase after the race at pathendrickphotography.com.

Rules:

  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenges of your race.
  • You must show a photo ID to pick up your bib and chip.
  • Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE.
  • A parent’s signature is required for all participants under 18 years old.
  • Bib required to participate and must be visible at all times.
  • Bib required to board bus to half marathon start & relay exchanges
  • Coaches, dogs, in-line skates, skateboards, bikes, baby-joggers and BANDITS will not be allowed on the course.
  • For safety reasons, we strongly recommend against the use of iPods, MP3 players or headphones of any type.
  • All runners must stay to right of the center line when on Route 9 (last 8 miles of the race).
  • Time to complete this race will be 6.5 hours. After 2:30 p.m. there will be no services on the course and roads will re-open at their regularly scheduled times.
  • All runners must run over all timing mats on course. Timing mats will be located at the start, miles 4.4, 13.1, 18.2, 25, and the finish line.

Find a Teammate:
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