We are incredibly disappointed that given the extraordinary situation caused by the COVID19 pandemic it is no longer safe to hold our upcoming Rock the Creek Relay race. Please know that this was a very difficult decision for us to make but, with the focus on runner - and community - safety, it simply was the best decision.
We'd like to thank our charity partners. Our charity partners, Hope Connections for Cancer Support, Team Red, White & Blue and Seed Programs International, not only provide so many of the wonderful volunteers you see on the course, but are the beneficiaries of our races.
Registered teams have received email notification with more details. We hope you are all staying safe and healthy.
No, there are five different waves beginning at 7:15 AM and continuing every fifteen minutes until 8:30 AM. You signed up for one of these when you registered. If you’ve forgotten, please email us! We will post a list of all starting times the week before the relay, but you can also find out which waive you selected by looking at your confirming email from Raceplanner, which will have directions on how to review or edit your registration. If you can’t find that email, let us know and we can help you.
No. Each wave will close when it reaches 15 runners, so register early to assure that you get your desired start time. In addition, we recommend that if you run a pace of 11 minutes or more, you request an earlier start time.
Sure, as long as they complete an online waiver. You can register your team now and hold off on registering all team members until closer to the race. We will let you know when online registration will close. If you need to make a change after that time, we’ll have paper registration forms at the start. Which brings up another point. . . .all runners must be registered in order to compete! Ideally everyone will do this online. Simply go to our homepage and click the Register button and register as a team member.
There should be. Lake Needwood Park has a lot of different lots and parking spaces. Spots range from a few hundred feet to between a quarter and a half mile from the start/finish. Other transitions have plenty of off-street and street parking.