Race Weekend Details

Welcome party

Join us in Cumberland on Thursday 10/10 from 7-9 PM for a welcome party! We’ll be kicking off GAP Relay weekend at Dig Deep Brewing Co! Dig Deep Brewing Co. is Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s newest Brewery! Featuring 8 beers on tap, the open-air brewery is conveniently located at the connector of the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath in Cumberland, MD. GAP Relay participants will receive tickets for free beers!

*Must be 21+ with valid photo ID.


It is extremely important that all runners participating in the GAP Relay read the 2019 GAP Relay Runner’s Guide. Each vehicle is required to have a printed copy of the guide on hand, as cell phone service will not be reliable at certain points on the trail. CLICK HERE to download the guide.

Start Times

Your team will start at one of two times: 11:00 AM or 12:00 PM. All teams have been notified of their start time via email. Please arrive 90 minutes before your designated start time to allow your team enough time to pick up packets, attend the mandatory safety meeting, and get your vehicles checked.

Packet Pickup 

Packet pick up will be available on Friday morning in Cumberland, MD at the start line area beginning at 9:00 AM.

Each captain can pick up packets for his or her entire team. There will be no packet pickup at any exchange locations.

Mandatory Safety Meetings

Each team captain OR at least one representative from each team’s vehicle must attend a safety meeting to ensure all participants are familiar with safety protocols intended to keep each participant as safe as possible throughout this adventure!

Safety meetings will be offered 45 minutes before your team’s start time. Only one person from your team is required to attend.

Safety Checks

Race officials will confirm each team’s vehicles have all the necessary safety equipment, including enough flashlights, reflective safety vests, headlamps, tail lights, etc. If you have two vehicles, the second vehicle is NOT required to report for its safety check at the start line.
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