There are three options for completing the 27.2-mile course. You can participate as an individual by biking or running the course. For the relay, teams of 2 people will work together to complete the 27.2-mile course on foot and bike.
RELAY BASICS – Teams of 2 complete the 27.2 mile course together. Teams use 1 bike that accommodates both runners. If you divide up the legs evenly each teammate runs about a 1/2 marathon. One person runs while their teammate bikes next to them. Think of the biking as recovery from the running. At each transition you can switch if you’d like. Teams may choose to divide up the legs how they wish and may choose to have stronger runners run back-to-back legs. Switching from running to biking/biking to running MUST happen at the designated transition areas.
If runners/bikers choose to switch at every transition area they will run/bike the following distances.
|TEAMMATE #1||TEAMMATE #2|
|4.1-mile run||4.1-mile bike|
|4.6-mile bike||4.6-mile run|
|4.9-mile run||4.9-mile bike|
|5.4-mile bike||5.4-mile run|
|5.0-mile run||5.0-mile bike|
|3.2-mile bike||3.2-mile run|
REGISTRATION – When registering for the relay you must either create a team name or select the team you wish to be part of.
PRICE – REGISTER HERE
- $15 per team member 1/1/18-4/30/18
- $20 per team member 5/1/18-6/30/18
- $25 per team member 7/1/18-7/21/18
- NO DAY OF REGISTRATION
SHIRTS – If you would like a sweet PLR shirt they are an additional $10 per shirt. Last day to order a shirt is 7/1/18.
PACKET PICK-UP – Morning of the event from 6:30-6:45am. There are no race numbers/bibs because this is an untimed event (NOT A RACE). If you ordered a shirt you can pick that up and we have some goodies for everyone.
START/FINISH LOCATION – Ann Arbor Running Company. 901 W Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
7:00AM – Run & ride start time.
TRANSITIONS – Transition areas will be clearly marked with spray paint and flags on the left side of the road before the street intersection. Transitions will be at…
- 4.1-miles. Waters and Zeeb Rd.
- 8.7-miles. Waters and Haab Rd.
- 13.6-miles. Hieber and Elmdale Rd.
- 19.0-miles. Ellsworth and Parker Rd.
- 24.0-miles. Tessmer and Waters Rd.
EXAMPLE OF TRANSITION – Waters and Zeeb Rd.
BIKE SUPPORT AND INFO – EVERYONE MUST WEAR A HELMET WHILE RIDING THEIR BIKE. We will have a SAG vehicle that will follow the last team during the relay. Bikes should carry water and a cell-phone.
POST EVENT FUN – Hang out at Ann Arbor Running Company to enjoy some food, beverages and socializing. There will be a post-event raffle. Stop in to see if you won something fun!
PARKING – We ask that people first park on the outside of the parking lot (yellow area) and then park in the center of the lot (orange area). If both the yellow and orange are full when you arrive there is overflow parking behind the shopping center (green area). We need to reserve the parking spaces right next to Panera for the start/finish area and Panera customers.