How It Works

Your team of eight runners will be split into two groups, each with their own van. After the runners in Van 1 complete the first four legs of the race, Van 2 and its runners will take over to complete legs 5-8, and runners in Van 1 will be able to rest and/or visit the sites along the trail.

The same process will repeat itself beginning with leg 9 and again with leg 17.

So that every team finishes around the same time, we will employ a delayed start. This means that slower teams will start earlier on Friday (as early as 6:00 a.m.), while faster teams will start a bit later (possibly as late as 2:00 p.m.). We’ll reach out to each team with its specific start time in the week leading up to the race. If your team runs significantly faster than its projected pace, it is possible the team will be held at an exchange until race management is prepared for them to continue.

Individual relay legs have not yet been finalized and are subject to change.

Full Course Breakdown

Click here to review the leg map.

Leg # Description Leg Distance Leg Map
1 Cumberland to Helmstetter’s Curve 5.14 mi Leg map and directions
2 Helmstetter’s Curve to Woodcock Hollow 5.35 mi Leg map and directions
3 Woodcock Hollow to Frostburg 6.98 mi Leg map and directions
4 Frostburg to Deal 9.23 mi Leg map and directions
5 Deal to Meyersdale 7.29 mi Leg map and directions
6 Meyersdale to Garret 4.64 mi Leg map and directions
7 Garrett to Rockwood 7.33 mi Leg map and directions
8 Rockwood to Markelton 6.13 mi Leg map and directions
9 Markelton to Harnedsville 9.02 mi Leg map and directions
10 Harnedsville to Ramcat 4.29 mi Leg map and directions
11 Ramcat to Ohiopyle 8.48 mi Leg map and directions
12 Ohiopyle to Bruner Run 6.12 mi Leg map and directions
13 Bruner Run to Connellsville 11.5 mi Leg map and directions
14 Connellsville to Dawson 5.6 mi Leg map and directions
15 Dawson to Whitsett 9.54 mi Leg map and directions
16 Whitset to Smithton 4.18 mi Leg map and directions
17 Smithton to Cedar Creek (end w/ loop) 4.63 mi Leg map and directions
18 Ceder Creek to West Newton (begin w/ loop) 5.77 mi Leg map and directions
19 West Newton to Buena Vista 6.69 mi Leg map and directions
20 Buena Vista to Boston 7.35 mi Leg map and directions
21 Boston Loop 6.21 mi Leg map and directions
22 Boston to Duquesne 7.03 mi Leg map and directions
23 Duquesne to Sandcastle 6.9 mi Leg map and directions
24 Sandcastle to Southside (Finish) 3.2 mi Leg map and directions
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