The Rock the Creek Relay starts in Lake Needwood, 15800 Needwood Lake Circle, 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. This is a change from last year, reverting back to our course from year 1 and 2. Last year we held transition at Chevy Chase Super Market.
For planning purposes, Legs 1 and 6 will each be around 4.3 miles, legs 2 and 5 will each be around 5.45 miles and legs 3 and 4 will each be around 4.6. 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
DIRECTIONS FOR GPX DOWNLOADS:
Download the .GPX files for any individual leg to your desktop, then transfer to your Garmin or GPS device. The GPX files won’t open on your computer unless you have a program that recognizes the file.
|Leg 1 – 4.35 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data||View Interactive Map|
|Leg 2 – 5.45 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data||View Interactive Map|
|Leg 3 – 4.6 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data||View Interactive Map|
|Leg 4 – 4.7 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data||View Interactive Map|
|Leg 5 – 5.45 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data||View Interactive Map|
|Leg 6 – 4.35 miles||Download PDF||Download GPX Data||View Interactive Map|
|VAN DIRECTIONS||Download PDF|