FIFTEENTH ANNUAL CLUB CHALLENGE CUP MARATHON RELAY
26 runners from your club. 1 mile each. Amazing team spirit all around
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 this year will be at Idle Hands (89 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148) after the awards ceremony. Please note, this is a different location from last year. 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!
State of the art track
Leader board during entire race
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
Official Post-Race Party at Idle Hands (89 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148) Please note, this is a different location from last year.
Prestigious Challenge Cups to top three teams
Cash prizes to top individual finishers
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: 4:59 - tie: Caitlin Abelseth (Heartbreakers Running Club - 2017) and Rosa Moriello (Heartbreakers Running Club - 2017)
Men: 4:21 Jake Byrne (Heartbreakers Running Club - 2017)
Team: 2:13:27.6 Heartbreakers (2019)
RULES FOR THE RELAY
Due to the overwhelming interest and growth, as of 2019 this race has transitioned to an invitational model
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 members of the participating club
All runners must sign the online 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; the baton contains your team’s relay chip so is your official time recorder.
Each team has a team captain who is responsible for managing the team entries, positioning the runners, and assigning timekeepers for their team. The captains are crucial to this race and do a great job every year!
Runners can only run on one team (cannot run a leg for multiple teams)
Team registration is sent each year to captains.
ENTRY FEE $375/team (approx. $15/runner)
To join your team once it has been created, click 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!
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 22nd
SRR 26x1 Race Committee: