CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS

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MARATHON RELAY

7:03AM

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

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The Marathon Relay? Yep….the marathon can be a team sport! Gather three of your friends, co-workers, etc. and take a chance on 26.2 miles divided by 4! A ton of fun, this is a great bonding experience with the potential for some good bragging rights!

We are using a wave start. Relay teams should be in the wave that corresponds to their expected total finishing time.

The course will be closed to traffic for participants who are averaging faster than 16 minutes per mile. Slower participants may continue after traffic is allowed onto the race course, but they do so at their own risk and must follow pedestrian statutes. Race volunteers, the finish line, and post-race festivities will remain active long enough to accommodate runners taking up to 7 hours.

Read the Relay Info Sheet before race day.

 

THE COURSE

The relay covers the same course as the full marathon. It starts near State Farm Center, runs through campus, loops through Urbana, back through campus, out into Champaign, and finishes on the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium.

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ENTRY FEE

Prices go up as race day gets closer. Registration closes on April 16, 2017 (except for the Youth Run, which stays open until April 19).

REGISTER BY PRICE
08/31/16 $120
10/31/16 $140
01/15/17 $160
02/28/17 $180
04/16/17 $200
Expo  (if spots available) $220

REGISTER

PACKET PICK-UP

All participants must pick up their packets (race number, goody bag, and race shirt) no later than Friday, April 21, at 7 pm during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday, April 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact the race hotline if your travel plans prevent you from picking up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt).


New for 2017: You must show your ID to pick up your race packet (minors who do not have an ID may pick up their race packet with an accompanying parent or guardian). If you plan to pick up a race packet for someone else, you must have a photocopy of their ID.

One person from each team should pick up the packet for the whole team.

GOODIES

Relay entrants will receive a unisex technical shirt color TBD and a drawstring backpack. Finishers get a great medal, finish line food and drink, and one beverage at the 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash on Saturday. (Entrants must display their race bib to receive the beverage.)

SHIRTS

Unisex technical shirts come in adult sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL and youth sizes S, M, and L. The Relay shirts color is sport orange. Shirt sizing chart

DIVISIONS

There are four categories: male, female, mixed 2 & 2, mixed 3 & 1.

EXCHANGE ZONES & LEG LENGTHS

Exchange Zone A: Just east of Meijer grocery store on Amber Lane. Parking will be in the east parking side of Meijer’s. Approximately 6.5 miles.

Exchange Zone B: On Logan Street, before turning onto Neil Street, approximately 13.5 miles from the start. Parking is north of the old train station off of Chestnut Street.

Exchange Zone C: At Robeson Park on Duncan Avenue after coming out of Stoneybrook Drive. Approximately 20.3 miles from the start. Parking is at Robeson Crossing on the northeast corner, at the intersection of Windsor and Duncan.

Each runner will run their leg individually, handing off an ankle band with a timing chip to the next runner.

Transportation to and from the exchange zones is the responsibility of each relay team. See the Relay Info Sheet for the best routes to approach your exchange zones. There will be ample parking near those zones.

Approximate leg lengths, 1 through 4, respectively: 6.7, 6.9, 6.9, 5.7.

AWARDS

The awards are personalized. There will be first, second, and third place awards given to each member of each team in the divisions listed above. Relay awards are based on chip time.