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MARATHON RELAY

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MARATHON RELAY

Race Details

DATE: MARCH 4, 2018  |  TIME: 7:00AM

Looking for an alternative way to experience the Marathon? Grab a partner (or THREE) and team up to conquer the 26.2 miles. The relay will follow the same course as the full marathon and will have three exchange points along the way. The 2-4 person relay offers a distance for everyone on your team.

Two team members are required to sign up to start a relay team.
There is no age requirement to participate in the marathon relay. If you are running more than 1 leg and are under 18 years old, please email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com.

Marathon Relay Participants Recieve:

  • Short-sleeved cotton t-shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • Virtual goody bag
  • Personalized bib (must register before January 31, 2018)
  • ChronoTrack B-Tag timed race
  • Complimentary runner food from 6 different food trucks and 2 beers from Tradition Brewing Company
  • Access to One City, One Celebration festivities including music, food truck rally, and runner relaxation area!

Marathon Relay Participants Recieve:

  • Short-sleeved cotton t-shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • Virtual goody bag
  • Personalized bib (must register before January 31, 2018)
  • ChronoTrack B-Tag timed race
  • Complimentary runner meal from 6 different food trucks and 2 beers or wine (21+)
  • Access to One City, One Celebration festivities including live music, food truck rally, runner relaxation area & the One City Gose, the official beer of the One City Marathon!

HOW IT WORKS

Leg #1 | Start Line – Newport News Park, Approximately 7.9 Miles
Leg #2 | Relay Exchange #1 – RO Nelson Elementary School, Approximately 6.1 Miles
Leg #3 | Relay Exchange #2 – Yates Elementary School, Approximately 7.4 Miles
Leg #4 | Relay Exchange #3 – Hilton Elementary School, Approximately 4.8 Miles

Relay team members that are running the first leg of the relay will line up at the start line with the full marathon participants. The start line will be located at Newport News Park. The size of your relay team will determine which exchange points you will utilize. For example a 4-man team will utilize all three exchange points, where a 2-man team will only utilize one exchange point. It is up to relay team members to determine how far each member is going to run. All legs of the relay must be run consecutively. There will not be shuttles running between exchange points.

Relay team members running legs #2, #3, and #4 will be shuttled to exchange points from downtown Newport News. Exchange points will act as satellite start/finish areas. As finishing team members approach an exchange point, their teammate will enter the start chute and complete the hand off of the timing device. Finishing relay runners will receive their medal and light food and beverages at the exchange points. Shuttle services will then be used to transport runners who have completed their leg to the finish line where they will wait to greet the rest of their team.

Because of limited space within the corral area, make note of your teammates pace so you will know the approximate time to expect them. Signage will be place on the course indicating the approaching relay exchange area. As the runners approach the relay exchange areas, crowd control devices will be used to direct runners into the relay chute.

COURSE INFORMATION

The One City Marathon is a USA Track & Field Certified Course, and Boston Qualifier. The certification number is VA15074RT.

Water Stations

Water stations will be located approximately every two miles along the marathon route. Gatorade will be provide at every other water station beginning with water station #2. GU Energy Gels will be provided at Water Station #7 (Mile 14) and #10 (Mile 20).

Portable Toilets

For your convenience and use during the race portable toilets will be available at every water station.

RACE REQUIREMENTS

Age Requirement

There is no age requirement to run the Marathon Relay, but if you are under 18 years old and running more than 1 leg, please email us.

Pace Requirement

The Newport News One City Marathon has a 7-hour time limit. This translates into a 16:00 minute per mile pace requirement for participants. Runners unable to maintain the required pace may be picked up and transported to the finish.

Packet Pick-Up

Participants must attend packet pick-up at the One City Health & Wellness Expo to receive their bib and technical shirt. If you are picking up a packet for another runner you must fill out and bring this form below. Packets MUST be picked up at the Expo. There is NO race day packet pickup.

Finisher Items

Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants who did not participate.

RACE REQUIREMENTS

Age Requirement

There is no age requirement to run the Marathon Relay, but if you are under 18 years old and running more than 1 leg, please email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com.

Pace Requirement

The Newport News One City Marathon has a 7-hour time limit. This translates into a 16:00 minute per mile pace requirement for participants. Runners unable to maintain the required pace may be picked up and transported to the finish.

Packet Pick-Up

Participants must attend packet pick-up at the One City Health & Wellness Expo to receive their bib and technical shirt. If you are picking up a packet for another runner you must fill out and bring this form below. Packets MUST be picked up at the Expo. There is NO race day packet pickup.

Finisher Items

Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants who did not participate.

OTHER INFORMATION

Pace Teams

Pace Teams are comprised of experienced marathon runners who help others achieve their performance goals. Pace times will range from 3:30 finish pace to 4:30 finish pace. You do not need to sign up in advance to run with a pacer on race day.

If you would like to become a pacer please contact raceteam@flatoutevents.com

Gear Check

Due to the nature of the relay, it is difficult to provide a good gear check service for relay runners. What we encourage as an alternative is that the members of each relay team take care of one another. For example, a runner who is running the second leg of the relay could hold a gear bag for the runner who is starting the race. As the finishing runner comes into the exchange zone and passes off the timing chip, the exiting runner can in return pass them their gear bag.

Pace Teams

Pace Teams are comprised of experienced marathon runners who help others achieve their performance goals. Pace times will range from 3:30 finish pace to 4:30 finish pace. You do not need to sign up in advance to run with a pacer on race day.

If you would like to become a pacer please contact raceteam@flatoutevents.com

Gear Check

Due to the nature of the relay, it is difficult to provide a good gear check service for relay runners. What we encourage as an alternative is that the members of each relay team take care of one another. For example, a runner who is running the second leg of the relay could hold a gear bag for the runner who is starting the race. As the finishing runner comes into the exchange zone and passes off the timing chip, the exiting runner can in return pass them their gear bag.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Information

Flat-Out Events
11843-B Canon Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606
E: raceteam@flatoutevents.com

City of Newport News
2400 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
E: marathon@nngov.com