Relay Race Information

We want to thank all past, current, and future Brew to Brew relay and solo runners. Your participation enabled us to donate $60,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) in 2014. Our goal for 2015, is to exceed that amount. Teams can set up a fundraising account here and keep track of donations as they are made.  Get busy and see how close you are to becoming the recipient of the “Most Generous” award.

BREW TO BREW FULL RELAY DESCRIPTION: A point-to-point 43.4  mile relay that takes place on Sunday April 12, 2015.  It consists of  ten legs, each being approximately four miles in distance.  Teams may have two to ten persons and are allowed only one transport vehicle at the exchange point.  To enter exchange stations, the vehicle must display the supplied team number sign in the windshield.

BREW TO BREW SIX PACK SPECIAL DESCRIPTION: The Six Pack Special is a relay consisting of legs 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6, ending in Linwood.  Teams may have two to five persons and are allowed only one transport vehicle at the exchange point and must display the supplied team number sign in the windshield.

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Race will cap at 3500 runners and registration will close.  In past years, this has occurred as early as one month prior to the race.  We prefer you register your entire team at one time using our online registration.  If team leaders want team members to register themselves, they will need to provide the login and password to team members.  Otherwise, it will have to be input by the team leader.  If you absolutely cannot register online, please print the paper registration form here and mail to Kansas City Track Club, 208 West 79th Street, Kansas City MO 64114. Make checks payable to KCTC.

FEES & DONATIONS TO CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION: Through February 28, registration is $40; $30 for the runner’s fee, $10 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  March 1, the fee increases to $50; $40 for the runner’s fee, $10 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. There is an additional $3.90 per participant fee charged by the registration company.  Please remember to include this fee when collecting from team members.  Runner’s are allowed to make additional donations to Cystic Fibrosis when registering and the most generous team will win an award.

AFTER RACE PARTY:

  • For $13, you may purchase a meal ticket for the after party.  This will include the meal and two beverages (beer or non-alcoholic).  This meal is not included as a part of the registration and must be purchased separately.
  •  Fro’s Hideout is hosting the after party in Linwood.  They will be serving your choice of pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, or  veggie burgers, baked beans, potato salad, and fruit, plus the two beverages.
  • Liberty Hall is hosting the after party in Lawrence.  They will be serving an entrée, fruit, salad, and bread, plus the two drinks.

APPAREL:

  • Short sleeve tech tees are $10
  • Long sleeve tech shirts $12
  • Red Fleece Vest $20
  • Jacket $35
  • Hat $5
  • Socks $3
  • Tatoos- 2 for $1.00

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:

  • Two Person Team
  • Coed/Open Team
  • All Male Team.
  • All Female Team.
  • Military Team:  All runners are current members of the United States Military
  • Generous Team:  Donates more than $200 to CF.
  • Racewalkers
  • Six Pack Special

VEHICLES: Only one vehicle per team is allowed on the course and must have the team number provided in the windshield.  Large vans are welcome, but please refrain from bringing large buses. It is very important to keep the flow of traffic moving. Space is limited at all exchange points.  If you must park on the road, please park out of the line of traffic.

AID STATIONS:  Aid stations will have water and gatorade for relay team members.  Food will be reserved for the solo runners.

START:   The race start is at Boulevard Brewery, 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City MO.  Start times are staggered in 15 minute blocks from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m..  You will receive your exact start time at packet pickup.  To see available parking,  click here.

Out of town runners: Out-of-town teams are encouraged to start from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00a.m.  The closest hotels are The Westin Crown Center, Hyatt, and Best Western (on Southwest Boulevard).

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

Legs A Arrive at B Arrive at   First Runner Last Runner
LEG 1: Start at Blvd Brewery 3.9 KC Hardwood 3.9 KC Hardwood Moderate 6:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
LEG 2: KC Hardwood 5.3 Copart Auto 5.3 Copart Auto Moderate 6:50 a.m. 10:25 a.m.
LEG 3: Copart Auto Auctions 5.4 KC Muffler 5.7 Teechum Easy 7:37 a.m. 11:10 a.m.
LEG 4:  A:KC Muffler or B:Teechum 2.3 Mark’s Barber Shop 2.5 Mark’s Barber Shop Easy 8:08 a.m. 11:55 a.m.
LEG 5: Mark’s Barber Shop 4.8 Loring & Loring 4.8 Loring & Loring Easy 8:27 a.m. 12:25 p.m.
LEG 6: Loring & Lorning 3.3 Hog Farm 5.3 Hair Salon Moderate/Hard 9:06 a.m. 1:25 p.m.
LEG 7: Hog or Hair 5.7 Linwood Fire House 3.9 Linwood Fire House Moderate 9:30 a.m. 1:40 p.m.
LEG 8: Linwood Fire House 4 Milleret Farm 4 Milleret Farm Hard 10:01 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
LEG 9: Milleret Farm 4 Levee at 254th Street 4 Levee at 254th Street Hard 10:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m.*
LEG 10: Levee 5 Finish at Bridge 5 Finish at Bridge Moderate 11:00 a.m. 3:50 p.m.*
  43.7   44.4     11:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.*

COURSE A & B:  To relieve traffic congestion and congestion at the exchange points, runners will be assigned either the “A” course or the “B” course.  They are only slightly different and will be marked with signs.  You will be provided a map in your race day packet that will give directions for your designated course.  Failure to follow the correct course could lead to disqualification.

If you drop out of the race, please give your bib number to the closest volunteer/exchange point.  This is very important so we know you are safe and not missing.

Special Instructions: Due to not being able to park or wait at the Leg 9 pickup/Leg 10 drop off, drivers will drop their runner and pick up a runner that is finishing (from another team) as they finish Leg 9.  The driver and runner will drive to Lawrence and hook up with their teams at Liberty Hall.

Race Details and Maps: Click here.

PACKET PICKUP: When registering, you will need to specify which GGRS location you wish to pick your packet up at.  The Ward Parkway Mall location or the Lawrence KS location. One person should pick up the packet for the entire team.  Locations are listed below.

  • Garry Gribble Running Sports, Ward Parkway Shopping Ctr., State Line Rd. and 85th St., Saturday April 11th, Noon until 5pm.
  • Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS, Saturday April 11th, Noon until 5pm .

AWARDS:   1st Male & 1st Female Solo • Mike Ott 1st team • 1st Female Team • 1st Generous Team     1st Military Team • 1st 2 Person Team • 1st Six Pack Special Team • 1st Race-walk Team • Dead Last Team      Plus the Jack Boyer Spirit Award & Best Team Name. Clay medallions for solo runners & two person teams.