the 8th annual

MARATHON RELAY

the 8th annual

MARATHON RELAY

Race Details

DATE: MARCH 6, 2022  |  TIME: 7:00AM

Looking for an alternative way to experience the Marathon? Grab a partner and team up to conquer the 26.2 miles. The relay will follow the same course as the full marathon and will have one exchange point at Menchville High School. After crossing the finish line, runners can head to “The Yard District” and relive the day’s highlights with friends at the One City Celebration.

Runners must be at least 12 years old to participate in the marathon relay.

The Newport News One City Marathon Relay has a 7-hour time limit (16:00/mile pace).

New for 2022! Prize money will now be awarded for the first place in each category below.

 

 

CATEGORY

PRIZE MONEY

2 Person Male
1st Place

$100 per Runner
2 Person Female
1st Place
$100 per Runner

Marathon Relay Participants Recieve:

  • Long sleeve technical race shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • Personalized bib (must register before January 30, 2022)
  • The One City Marathon uses MyLaps RFID chip technology. This tag is attached to your bib and records your time when you cross the Start/Finish line.
  • Complimentary runner food & beer.

Marathon Relay Participants Recieve:

    • Long sleeve technical race shirt
    • Custom finishers medal
    • Personalized bib (must register before January 30, 2022)
    • The One City Marathon uses MyLaps RFID chip technology. This tag is attached to your bib and records your time when you cross the Start/Finish line.
    • Complimentary runner food & beer.

HOW IT WORKS

Leg #1 | Start Line – Newport News Park
Relay Exchange Zone – Menchville High School 13.1 Miles

The team member running the first half of the marathon will line up at the start line with the full marathon participants. The team member running the second half of the marathon will fo to Menchville High School (half marathon start) and will start their run when runner #1 arrives with the timing device.

Finishing relay runners will receive their medal and light food and beverages at the exchange point. Shuttle buses will be used to transport finishing runners to the finish line where they can wait for their teammate. 

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 VA19003RT.

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. Huma 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.

Shuttle Information

Shuttle information coming soon.

RACE REQUIREMENTS

Age Requirement

Runners must be at least 12 years old to participate in the Newport News One City Marathon Relay.

Pace Requirement

The Newport News One City Marathon Relay 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 to receive their bib and race shirt. If you are picking up a packet for another runner you must fill out and bring this authorization form. Packets MUST be picked up in advance. 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

Runners must be at least 12 years old to participate in the Newport News One City Marathon Relay.

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 to receive their bib and race shirt. If you are picking up a packet for another runner you must fill out and bring this authorization form. Packets MUST be picked up in advance. 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 group times are to be determined. 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

Gear check for the Newport News One City Marathon Relay will be located at the start area of each event (Newport News Park & Menchville High School). Following the start of each event, the gear check vehicle will transport all of the checked items to the finish to be picked up by participants upon completing the race. Participants must use the clear bag provided to them by race organizers. No exceptions will be made.

Pace Teams

Pace Teams are comprised of experienced marathon runners who help others achieve their performance goals. Pace times will range from 3:15 finish pace to 5:00 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

Gear check for the Newport News One City Marathon Relay will be located at the start area of each event (Newport News Park & Menchville High School). Following the start of each event, the gear check vehicle will transport all of the checked items to the finish to be picked up by participants upon completing the race. Participants must use the clear bag provided to them by race organizers. No exceptions will be made.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Information

Flat-Out Events
744 City Center Blvd., Ste. 100, Newport News, VA 23606
E: raceteam@flatoutevents.com

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