How Does The GAP Relay Work?
Your team will make your experience.
There are several different ways you can set up your team:
- Full 150-Mile Relay Options:
- 8-Person Team (of 7!)
- 6-Person Team (or 5!)
- 4-Person Team
- 60-Mile Relay Options:
- 4-Person Team
- 2-Person Team
Wondering where to find your teammates? Think about your BFFs, colleagues, or like-minded charity runners (we've had several teams fundraise for important causes!). OR you can join our Find-A-Team group on Facebook!
One team member (Runner 1) starts the race and runs Leg 1. The rest of the team will pile into your van and drive to Exchange Zone 1. At the end of their race leg, Runner 1 will hand off the team’s slap bracelet (your relay baton) to Runner 2. Runner 2 will begin to run Leg 2, and the rest of the team will pile into your van again and drive to Exchange Zone 2. This process will continue until the team has completed all 24 relay legs.
If your team has too many runners for one vehicle (this includes all eight-person teams), your vehicles can “leapfrog” one another throughout the event. As an example, runners in Vehicle 1 will take on relay legs 1-4 while Vehicle 2 rests or explores. They’ll meet at Exchange Zone 4 after Runner 4 from Vehicle 1 completes Leg 4. Then Runner 5 from Vehicle 2 will take over and complete Leg 5 and Vehicle 2 will meet the runner at Exchange Zone 5. Vehicle 1’s runners will pick up again at Exchange Zone 8.
That’s just the high-level process. Your team can change up who is running which legs whenever you like and however works best for you. Maybe you want your strongest runners tackling the longest legs while some newbies on your team take on the shorter distances. Or maybe you all want to run the same overall distance. Doesn’t matter to us.
If your team is completing the 60-mile adventure starting in Confluence, PA, you will follow the same process!
Click here to review the course map for this year's race!
|Leg Number||Point-to-Point||Mileage||Difficulty Level|
|1||Southside to Homestead||4.7 miles||Lowest|
|2||Homestead to Duquesne||5.6 miles||Medium|
|3||Duquesne to McKeesport||3 miles||Lowest|
|4||McKeesport to Boston||4.6 miles||Lowest|
|5||Boston to Buena Vista||7.2 miles||Medium|
|6||Buena Vista to West Newton||6.4 miles||Medium|
|7||West Newton to Cedar Creek||3.5 miles||Lowest|
|8||Cedar Creek to Smithton||2.5 miles||Lowest|
|9||Smithton to Whitsett||4.2 miles||Lowest|
|10||Whitsett to Dawson||9.5 miles||Highest|
|11||Dawson to Connellsville||5.2 miles||Medium|
|12||Connellsville to Bruner Run||11.5 miles||Highest|
|13||Bruner Run to Ohiopyle||6 miles||Medium|
|14||Ohiopyle to Ramcat||8.6 miles||Highest|
|15||Ramcat to Harnedsville||4.5 miles||Lowest|
|16||Harnedsville to Markelton||9.3 miles||Highest|
|17||Markelton to Rockwood||6.1 miles||Medium|
|18||Rockwood to Garrett||7.3 miles||Highest|
|19||Garrett to Meyersdale||4.6 miles||Medium|
|20||Meyersdale to Deal||7.3 miles||Highest|
|21||Deal to Frostburg||9.2 miles||Highest|
|22||Frostburg to Woodcock Hollow||7 miles||Medium|
|23||Woodcock Hollow to Helmstetter's Curve||5.4 miles||Highest|
|24||Helmstetter's Curve to Canal Place||5.2 miles||Lowest|