Building Your Team
- Be a Team Captain! Take the plunge, be the leader. Be the instigator! You don’t have to know who your team members are in order to register. Choose your relay team size and whether you are going to run or ride. Then recruit your friends and your friends’ friends!
Team Start Times
Start times will be determined according to team member pace times submitted on Team Rosters. For cyclists, these times should reflect the pace time each person would expect to average for a fast 20 mile bike ride. For runners, the times should reflect the pace at which each person would expect to accomplish for a 10K, a half-marathon or any other longer running race. All cycling teams start Saturday morning. Running team start times will be posted on the Teams page approximately a month before race day. No sandbagging! Teams who finish more than 3 hours faster than the submitted team time will be disqualified.
Team Finish Times
Upon registering, cycling teams have committed to average no slower than a 15 MPH pace. Running teams have committed to average no slower than a 10 minute per mile pace. No special requests for different running start times can be accepted. Teams that choose to violate their pre-assigned start times will be disqualified.
- MEN’S OPEN – Any age.
- MEN’S MASTERS – Minimum age of all participants is 40.
- MILITARY MEN’S OPEN – Any age, ALL in the Military, Reserves, or ROTC.
- CORPORATE MEN’S OPEN – Any age and ALL from the SAME business.
- WOMENS OPEN - Any age.
- WOMEN’S MASTERS – Minimum age of all participants is 40.
- MILITARY WOMEN’S OPEN – Any age, ALL in the Military, Reserves, or ROTC.
- CORPORATE WOMEN’S OPEN – Any age and ALL from the SAME business.
- MIXED OPEN – Mix of men and minimum of 6 women. Any age.
- MIXED MASTERS – Mix of men and minimum of 6 women. Minimum age of all participants is 40.
- MILITARY MIXED OPEN – Any age, ALL in the Military, Reserves, or ROTC, min. 6 women.
- CORPORATE MIXED OPEN – Any age, ALL from the SAME place of business and min. 6 women.
MIXED CATEGORIES: Half or more team members must be women
CORPORATE CATEGORIES: ALL team members must be employed full-time by the SAME business.
Respect the Rotation
All teams are to place their members in rotating legs and in the same sequence of rotation throughout the race. For example, Runner on leg 1 would also, by the rotation, run legs 1, 13, and 25. When determining the who will run (or ride) each leg, (besides distance and leg rating), Captains should consider the following:
- Time of day participant will encounter each leg
- The leg’s exposure to sun and/or wind
- Variable weather
- Participant ability
- Participant familiarity with the area
Team Member Substitution
No dropping out of the race just to substitute a faster person. If a cyclist or runner is forced out due to injury or illness, they may not return to the lineup. The team must finish the event with the remaining team members, rotating in the same sequence. No alternates may be added once the team has started.
- For teams other than mixed divisions – If a team member drops out due to injury or illness during a leg and isn’t able to ride/run to the next exchange, the next team member in rotation may take the wrist strap and continue to the end of that leg. The next leg must be completed by the next team member in rotation. No more than one substitution is permitted in a single leg.
- For mixed divisions – If a cyclist or runner on a mixed division team becomes injured or ill and drops out during the leg, the paragraph above applies with the additional requirement that the replacement team member must be of the same gender. If a minimum of 17 legs are not completed by females, the team will automatically be reclassified into the Men’s Division. See example scenario below (presume injury to Female #1 on Leg #4).
|Leg 1||M-1||Leg 1||M-1|
|Leg 2||M-2||Leg 2||M-2|
|Leg 3||M-3||Leg 3||M-3|
|Leg 4||F-1||Leg 4||F-2|
|Leg 5||M-4||Leg 5||M-4|
|Leg 6||F-2||Leg 6||F-3|
|Leg 7||F-3||Leg 7||F-4|
|Leg 8||M-5||Leg 8||M-5|
|Leg 9||M-6||Leg 9||M-6|
|Leg 10||F-4||Leg 10||F-5|
|Leg 11||F-5||Leg 11||F-6|
|Leg 12||F-6||Leg 12||M-1|
Cyclist or Runner Off Course
Don’t let your mate of the moment get lost on the course. Make sure you monitor and guide your teammates through the course and take special consideration if it’s dark or technical. If a wrong turn is made, the participant must return to the course (by bike or foot) to the point on the course where the error occurred and resume the race. Don’t mark your own turns on the road. We’ve taken great care to make sure the course is clearly marked. All teams need to be on the up and up with the directions!
Feel the Love ♥
Rally your peeps and register now!