The Rock the Creek Relay starts in Lake Needwood in Derwood, MD. That’s the northern most spot in Rock Creek Park (RCP). We will start (and finish) in Picnic Area Two, a bucolic, tree-covered area.
The first runner will head southeast to the RCP bike path and continue for approximately 4.3 miles to Aspen Hill Park and Transition One.
At that location, the wrist band will be handed to runner two who will continue down the bike path to Franklin where he/she will turn left for two blocks to the transition at Kensington Parkwood Elementary School. This leg is approximately 5.35 miles in total.
The next runner will head back to RCP and head southeast on the bike path toward East West Highway. Just shy of the railroad bridge, the runner will bear right and come out of the park on Susanna Lane, which they will follow to the end at Jones Mill Road. They will then turn left for about 50 feet to the intersection, cross over and continue on the sidewalk on the left hand side of Jones Bridge Road, heading against traffic, for four tenths of a mile to North Chevy Chase Elementary School and transition three. Leg three is approximately 4.75 miles. The runners then turn and run back in the same way.
We will have very specific information about leg length and directions in the coming weeks. For planning purposes, Legs 1 and 6 will each be around 4.3 miles, legs 2 and 5 will each be around 5.35 miles and legs 3 and 4 will each be around 4.75. So, it will take your team somewhere between four and five hours to cover the approximately 29 miles at paces of 8-10 minutes per mile.
Individual Leg Downloads
|Leg 1 – 4.35 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data|
|Leg 2 – 5.45 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data|
|Leg 3 – 4.6 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data|
|Leg 4 – 4.6 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data|
|Leg 5 – 5.45 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data|
|Leg 6 – 4.35 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data|
|VAN DIRECTIONS||Download PDF|
We hope you love this course as much as we do!