Read below to learn the answers to our most frequently asked questions, and check back regularly for updates! Don’t see an answer to your question? Email us at info@p3r.org.

We know - it's a lot of info and you have some questions. Check out the questions we get most often below, and if you need more info, reach out to us at info@p3r.org.

How does the GAP Relay presented by UPMC Health Plan work?

Find all of the information you need on our webpage linked HERE!

How do I register?

Click here!

Team captains register first, then each team member can register and join the team. All team members will need to register and complete the event waiver.

Are you planning to have a pacer and/or driver? They'll need to register, too (there are no additional fees to use pacers and/or drivers). 

What kinds of teams are there?

150-Mile Relay from Pittsburgh to Cumberland:

  • 8-Person Teams
  • 6-Person Teams
  • 4-Person Teams

60-Mile Relay from Confluence to Cumberland:

  • 4-Person Teams
  • 2-Person Teams
Is there a time limit?

Yes. Each team's average pace should be at least 12:00 per mile. That doesn't mean that each team member needs to move that fast: you might have some runners on your team who run at a slower pace than that, but as long as you have enough team members who run faster so that the team's average is 12:00, you're good to go!

Are hand-crank and wheelchair participants permitted?

They sure are! For safety reasons, there are some extra precautions we ask of participants using hand-cranks or wheelchairs - email us at info@p3r.org to start the conversation!

We're really going to run at night through the wilderness?

Yep - that's why we call it an adventure! Running on the GAP at night requires either a headlamp or a flashlight, as well as a reflective vest. We strongly encourage each runner to carry a cell phone and not listen to music - especially while running at night. 

Do we need to supply our own vehicle(s)?


Does the team need to run in the same order for the entire race?

Nope. You and your teammates can choose which runners tackle each leg of the course. You may want your stronger team members to run the longer legs while newbies take on the shorter legs. Or maybe half of your team is going to run the first half of the course and the other half of the team will start at the halfway point and run to the finish. It's completely up to you and your team how you complete the challenge!

I want to participate, but I don't have a team to join!

We've got your back. Like the RUNwithP3R Facebook page and ask to join the Find a Team group!

How many legs of the race are there?

24 legs.

For the 60-mile Saturday relay option, there are 9 legs.

When will I sleep?

Whenever you can! Be sure to pack sleeping bags!