Relay Race Information

DESCRIPTION: A point-to-point 44.4 mile relay consisting of 10 legs of about four miles each on Sunday April 6th, 2014. Teams may have from 2 to 10 persons. Teams are allowed one vehicle in the exchange stations and that vehicle must display the supplied team number sign in the windshield. A second vehicle will not be allowed at the exchange stations.

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Registration will close when there are 3200 runners registered. In past years this has occurred as early as one month prior to the race.  We prefer you register on line. You should  register your entire team at one time.  If you absolutely cannot register online print the paper registration form here and mail to Kansas City Track Club, 3965 West 83rd St. #234, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Make checks payable to KCTC.

FEES & DONATIONS TO CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION: It will be easy to see how much of your entry is a charitable donation. Every runner will be donating a minimum of $10 to help defeat this dreaded disease. The total fee to enter is $30 + $10 = $40 per runner until midnight February 28th.  Entry fee will increase to $40 + $10 = $50 per runner March 1st.  Runners also have an opportunity to donate more and the most generous team wins an award.  In 2012 we were able to donate $56,000. to Cystic Fibrosis.  The median life expectancy of someone with CF is 37 years, but we are working to add more years. Thank you for your generosity.

FOOD:

  • Food and beverage in Lawrence at Liberty Hall. Food will be a lentil soup for a vegetarian option and Gumbo for meat option plus fruit and bread, 2 beers or non-alcoholic beverage. $13.
  • Fro’s Hideout in Linwood is having an all out party at the Six Pack Special Finish Line. Fro says he is cooking up a meal for just $13. – pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, baked beans, potato salad, fruit and 2 beers or non-alcoholic beverage . AND a band. He says you can party all night if you want to.
  • Unisex Short sleeve tech tees ($8.)
  • Unisex Long sleeve tech shirts ($10.)
  • Unisex Fleece Vest

Please order everything you need when you register. If you forgot to buy shirts or meal tickets you can do it on-line- click here.

TEAMS:  Teams donating more than $200 automatically become a “generous team” and will be able to increase their handicap  1 minute for each  $10 contributed. Yes, you can finish before you start!

“THE SIX PACK SPECIAL”: Teams of two to six can just run 6 legs.  This option is perfect for those not able to find enough teammates to run 10 legs.  Teams of 2 to 6 runners choosing the shorter Six Pack option, will run only legs 1,2,3,5,6,7 (drive leg 4) for a total of 27.4 miles and a faster time to the beer.  Six Pack Teams must start at 9:00 am.  You must specify that you are running the Six Pack Special when you register.  Stay in Linwood at Fro’s Hideout to celebrate afterward with great food and a band!

VEHICLES: Teams are allowed one vehicle at the exchange points and that vehicle must display the team number that we supply in the windshield. Additional vehicle will not be allowed. Large vans are okay, but please not a big bus.  Teams are asked to calculate the arrival of their runner so as not to spend a great deal of time at the exchange points. Parking is tight at every station. You may have to drop your next runner and then find a place  to park.  Do not leave your car on a street unattended or you may get a ticket. Park well off the road and resist the urge to wander out into the line of traffic.

AID STATIONS:  Aid stations will have water and gatorade for relay team members. The Solo Run will have food at the aid stations.

DROP 1- GET 1:  At the leg 9 exchange point – cars will drop their leg 10 runner and pick up a spent runner from another team. NO PARKING OR WAITING. That’s right, you’ll get into a car with strangers for the short ride to Lawrence, where you’ll hook up with your crew and head off to eat, drink and celebrate.  Details and maps in packets and here.  We tried this for the first time in 2010 and it works!

START: Military Teams start at 9 a.m., Elite Teams start at 9am, Out-of-town teams are encouraged to start from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00a.m. Six Pack Special Teams start at 9:00.  The start is at the Boulevard Brewery, 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO. The closest hotels are The Westin Crown Center, Hyatt, and Best Western (on Southwest Boulevard).  Click here to see Available Parking close to Boulevard Brewery

Cut-Off Times: Based upon a 13:38 minutes/mile pace, (to finish very near 4 pm with a 6am start):

 Start 06:00 AM
KC Hardwood 04.3 miles   07:00 AM Cutoff Time
Copart Auto Auctions 09.5 miles     08:10 AM Cutoff Time
Edwardsville  14.8 miles      9:20 AM Cutoff Time
Easy World 17.1 miles         9:50 AM Cutoff Time
Loring & Loring 22.1 miles  11:00 Cutoff Time
Tinberg Farm 25.5 miles   11:45 PM Cutoff Time
Linwood Fire House 30.3 miles  12:50 PM Cutoff Time
Milleret Farm 34.3 miles  01:45 PM Cutoff Time
Levee at 254th St. 38.5 miles  03:00 PM Cutoff Time
Finish at Bridge 43.2 miles  04:00 PM

COURSE A & B:  To relieve the traffic congestion at certain exchange points, there will be two slightly different courses (A & B) with different exchange points. You will have to check your MAP to see if you are on course A or course B.  If your driver enters the wrong exchange point your team could be disqualified.

RELAY LEGS: See “Course Tab”  for maps.  (Aid stations subject to change)  LEG 1: Blvd Brewery to Station 1, 3.9 miles, moderate.  LEG 2: Station 1 to Copart, 5.3 miles, moderate.  LEG 3A & 3B: Station 2 to KC Muffler, 5.4 miles, easy; or  Teech-Um 5.6 miles, easy.   LEG 4A & 4B: KC Muffler to 121st & Kaw, 2.3 miles easy; or Teech-Um to 121st & Kaw 2.6 miles, easy.   LEG 5: 121st & Kaw to Loring & Loring, 4.7 miles, easy.   LEG 6A & 6B: Loring to Tinberg farm 3.3 miles, moderate/hard;  or Shear Madness Hair 4.7 miles, moderate/hard.  LEG 7A & 7B: Tinberg farm to Linwood Fire house, 4.8 miles moderate; or Shear Madness to Linwood Fire house, 3.4 miles moderate.  (Add .09 miles to leg 7 A & B  if you decide not to do the boat crossing.)  LEG 8: Linwood Fire House to Milleret Farm, 4 miles, hard.  LEG 9: Milleret Farm to the Triangle, 4.2  miles, hard.   LEG 10: The Triangle to the Finish line, 4.7 miles moderate.

If you drop out of the race, please give your bib number tear off tag to the closest exchange point volunteer and ask them to call Lou to let him know.

PACKET PICKUP: One team member should pick up the packet for the entire team. You must specify at which of the two GGRS below you want to pick up your packet when you register.

  • Garry Gribble Running Sports, Ward Parkway Shopping Ctr., State Line Rd. and 85th St., Saturday April 5th, Noon until 5pm.
  • Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS, Saturday April 5th, Noon until 5pm .

AWARDS: (most awards are age and gender adjusted) first male and female solo, first five-person scratch team, first ladies team, Mike Ott first age & gender-adjusted team, first military team, best name, Jack Boyer Spirit Award, first two person team, first most generous team, first racewalk team, first six leg special team,  dead last team.

WHAT TIME CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE OUR RUNNERS:

Station                                   Miles               First Runner             Last Runner

Start                                        00.0                06:00 AM                   9:00 AM

KC Hardwood                       04.3                06:50 AM                   10:25 AM

Copart Auto Auctions          09.5                07:37 AM                   11:10 AM

Edwardsville                         14.8                08:08 AM                   11:55 AM

Easy World                            17.1                08:27 AM                   12:25 PM

Loring & Loring                    22.1                09:06 AM                   01:23 PM

Tinberg Farm                        25.5                09:30 AM                   01:40 PM

Linwood Fire House            30.3                10:01 AM                   02:00 PM

Milleret Farm                         34.3                10:30 AM                   02:45 PM*

Levee at 254th St.                  38.5                  11:00 AM                   03:50PM*

Finish at Bridge                    43.2                11:30 AM                   05:00 PM*

*In the final hour there will be 2 or 3 teams or solos running 15 minute miles.