||Help answer the question: Who has the fastest running club? 26 runners from your running club (minimum 10 women) passing the baton to cover 26.2 miles. Music on the infield throughout the day. Pizza party at the track as teams are finishing! Post-race party at The Pub (short walk down the street) after the awards ceremony. You won't want to miss it!
Full rules for the relay are spelled out below. Also check out the 26x1 Facebook Page for updates on the event, including what teams are joining us!
This year, we're challenging every team member to bring 4 pairs of used running shoes to donate (1 pair per lap). We want everyone to chip in to have the race make a big impact through ReRun Shoes! Click here to learn more.
- State of the art track
- Leader board during entire race
- Play-by-play announcing
- Participation in a unique running event!
- Plenty of refreshments & pizza provided!
- Restrooms and changing facilities (no showers)
- Bring your team's tent & banner to set up along home straight!
- Official Post-Race Party at The Pub in Ball Square - within walking distance of the Tufts Track!
- Prestigious Challenge Cups to top three teams
- Medals to all runners on winning team
- Prize to fastest female and male in each age category: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
- $50 cash prize to female and/or male who establishes new overall mile record
- Women: Allison McCabe - 5:00* (*Set in 2012 - Closest contender: Larissa Park - 5:02 in 2013)
- Men: Andrew Rotz (November Project) - 4:26* (*Set in 2014 - broke record set earlier that day by Christopher Antunes of SRR's "Team Planes" - 4:28)
- Team: SRR "Team Planes" - 2:16:04* (*Broke record set in 2013 - SRR "Team Rock" - 2:17:26)
RULES FOR THE RELAY
- 26 one mile legs preceded by a speed leg (to be run by any participating team member)
- No less than 10 legs must be run by women
- All runners must be bona fide member of the participating club
- All runners must sign a release form to participate
- Teams can place runners in any order
- Teams must have a minimum of 24 runners
- Teams short of 26 runners can double up on the necessary legs. However to prevent an unfair advantage, the runners doubling up must be one of the team's slowest runners. (to be agreed upon by the team captain and race director on race day)
- Baton must be passed from runner to runner
- Each team will be responsible for timing the legs of their own team and reporting them to the nearby scorer's table for placement on the leader board. This can best be done by having two members record alternating legs
- Each team will elect a team captain who is responsible for gathering entries, positioning the runners, and assigning timekeepers for their team. The captains are crucial to this race and do a great job every year!
- Clubs can enter multiple relays, but runners can only run on one of the relays (cannot run a leg for multiple teams)
Team entry deadline June 19, 2015**
ENTRY FEE $260/team (i.e. $10/runner)
Team Captain, Register here!
If your club is just a few legs short to field a full squad (or have a few extra runners), please contact the race director. In year's past, we have put together a "unified team" from participating clubs in order to have everyone who wants to participate be able to run!
||SRR members: Follow this link to be assigned to a team and indicate if you'd like to volunteer! Once we have enough club members for multiple teams, we'll have captains submit the team name so you can sign up. SRR teams are covered by the club up front (which is covered as part of your annual dues - renew today!), and then captains collect $10/person that day to go towards race costs (track rental, prizes, drinks/food/pizza for all the teams).
CHARITIES: About the charities that the relay supports (we also provide a team to Back on My Feet):
WalkBoston is a non-profit pedestrian advocacy organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Founded in 1990, our goal is to make walking and pedestrian needs a basic part of the transportation discussion. WalkBoston is working on everything from pedestrian safety programs to Safe Routes to School training to fixing signal timing at intersections, which all help make communities safer for runners. Learn more
Back on My Feet:
Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members obtaining independence through employment, job training and housing. Learn more
Hope to see you on June 27th!
SRR 26x1 Race Committee: