The Reach the Beach (RTB) Running Relay Race is one of the longest distance running relay races in the United States. The RTB Relay will take place in picturesque New Hampshire during the start of the New England foliage season. The relay will consist of (a maximum of ) 12 person teams that will rotate through 36 transition areas as they cover the approximate 200 mile distance of the race. This means that each relay team member will run 3 legs of varying lengths and difficulty and will cover an average total distance of ~16.6 miles. There will also be an Ultra Distance division that will have a team limit of 6 members. In this case, the average distance covered per Ultra Distance Team runner would be ~ 33 miles. The runners will rotate in a set order once the race begins and will be obligated to follow this rotation until the final runner Reaches the Beach!
Event schedule and times
Friday & Saturday, September 13-14, 2013
Start: Cannon Mountain, Franconia, NH
Finish: Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton Beach, NH
Friday September 13, 2013; from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Teams start in "waves" every 15-30 minutes. The event will conclude by 9:00 PM on Saturday Saturday September 14, 2013. All teams must have completed the race by this time. All teams are expected to be able to run the event at an average pace of approximately 10 minutes per mile.