How It Works

Teams of 4, 6, or 8 will complete the GAP Relay from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania running 24 different legs. Teams can divide those legs up however they wish. 

P3R recommends that teams of 6 and 8 use two vehicles to allow for time to rest between legs. We strongly advise using vans or SUVs to provide additional space for runners and equipment! RVs and miniature buses are prohibited due to safety and space regulations.

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.).  It is important for you to share an accurate projected pace at registration because it helps determine when exchange zones will be open. There will be an exchange zone between each leg.  If your team runs faster or slower than your original anticipated pace indicated at registration, you will be able to continue the race, but it’s possible that exchange zones will not be fully staffed. Please view the projected staffing windows for exchange zones HERE.

Full Course Breakdown

The listing below reflects the updated 2019 course legs and distances.  You can download all 24 leg maps HERE

Leg # Description Leg Distance Leg Map
1 Cumberland to Helmstetter’s Curve 5.18 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 9.27 mi Leg map and directions
10 Harnedsville to Ramcat 4.54 mi Leg map and directions
11 Ramcat to Ohiopyle 8.56 mi Leg map and directions
12 Ohiopyle to Bruner Run 6.04 mi Leg map and directions
13 Bruner Run to Connellsville 11.5 mi Leg map and directions
14 Connellsville to Dawson 5.18 mi Leg map and directions
15 Dawson to Whitsett 9.54 mi Leg map and directions
16 Whitset to Smithton 4.16 mi Leg map and directions
17 Smithton to Cedar Creek  3.97 mi Leg map and directions
18 Ceder Creek to West Newton 3.52 mi Leg map and directions
19 West Newton to Buena Vista 6.44 mi Leg map and directions
20 Buena Vista to Boston 7.23 mi Leg map and directions
21 Boston to McKeesport 4.59 mi Leg map and directions
22 McKeesport to Duquesne 3.0 mi Leg map and directions
23 Duquesne to Homestead 5.61 mi Leg map and directions
24 Homestead to Southside (Finish) 4.67 mi Leg map and directions
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