How Does The GAP Relay Work?

Your team will make your experience.

There are several different ways you can set up your team:

150-Mile Relay Options:

  • 7 to 8-Person Team
  • 5 to 6-Person Team
  • 4-Person Team

40-Mile Relay Options:

  • 5 to 8-Person Team
  • 3 to 4-Person Team
  • 2-Person Teams

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!


The process:

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.

We understand that, until you see it, it’s a lot of info that could be confusing. Check out the FAQ page to learn more OR feel free to email us with any questions you have!

Race Legs

Leg Number Point-to-Point Mileage
1 Canal Place to Helmstetter's Curve 5.2 miles
2 Helmstetter's Curve to Woodcock Hollow 5.4 miles
3 Woodcock Hollow to Frostburg 7 miles
4 Frostburg to Deal 9.2 miles
5 Deal to Meyersdale 7.3 miles
6 Meyersdale to Garrett 4.6 miles
7 Garrett to Rockwood 7.3 miles
8 Rockwood to Markelton 6.1 miles
9 Markelton to Hardensville 9.3 miles
10 Hardensville to Ramcat 4.5 miles
11 Ramcat to Ohiopyle 8.2 miles
12 Ohiopyle to Bruner Run 6 miles
13 Bruner Run to Connellsville 11.5 miles
14 Connellsville to Dawson 5.2 miles
15 Dawson to Whitsett 9.5 miles
16 Whitset to Smithton 4.2 miles
17 Smithton to Cedar Creek 2.5 miles
18 Cedar Creek to West Newton 3.5 miles
19 West Newton to Buena Vista 6.4 miles
20 Buena Vista to Boston 7.2 miles
21 Boston to McKeesport 4.6 miles
22 McKeesport to Duquesne 3 miles
23 Duquesne to Homestead 5.6 miles
24 Homestead to FINISH 4.7 miles

leg distances are subject to change*