Teams of six:
- $300 – Register by December 31, 2016
- $360 – Register between January 1 and August 31, 2017
- $420 – Register between Sept. 1 and Sept. 23, 2017
Teams of three:
- $165 – Register by December 31, 2016
- $210 – Register between January 1 and August 31, 2017
- $240 – Register between Sept. 1 and Sept. 23, 2017
How do we sign up?
You may register with a team captain only and then fill in the team as they join. If you register online, each additional teammate also registers online. If a teammate gets hurt or otherwise drops out, the team captain must go onto raceplanner.com and delete the dropped runner from the roster to make room for the new runner.
Keep in mind that you will have to pay the online registration fee when registering online. If you prefer not to pay that fee, please register via mail as noted below.
Once the team captain registers, then all of the teammates need to also register as team members. Of course, there is no additional cost for them to do that. They must do this before registration closes on September 24.
If you register via mail, we will generate a code for you to use to complete the process online as described.
All you need to do is mail a note with the team name (it can be changed later), the team captain’s name and contact information, along with a check for the registration fee made out to “Rock the Creek Relay,” and mail it to:
American Odyssey Relay
6904 Marbury Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
We will then email you with the code! You can register with fewer than 6 team members and get us a full roster later, as long as we get it by September 23.
No race day registration. Please note that this is a wave start event. Waves of 20 runners maximum will start every 15 minutes beginning at 7:30 AM and continuing until 8:45 AM. The earlier you register, the more likely you are to get the start time you want!
Divisions and Categories
We will be timing the Rock the Creek Relay, but it’s not like a 10K or a marathon. There are intersections, red lights, etc. These things will affect all teams, though in different ways. We will be keeping times based on start time and finish time. No other factors will be taken into account. If you are held up by a traffic light, etc., it’s just part of the event. No whining, no appealing. This is a fun event, not a particularly competitive one!
So, that being said, here are the categories for which we’ll be giving awards:
- Overall winner (may not win any other category awards below except best team name)
- First male team
- First female team
- First mixed team (at least three women)
- First male masters team (40 and over)
- First female masters team (40 and over)
- First mixed masters team (at least three women)
- First male ultra team (3 or fewer members)
- First female ultra team (3 or fewer members)
- First mixed ultra team (3 or fewer members)
- First male masters ultra team (3 or fewer members 40 and over)
- First female masters utra team (3 or fewer members 40 and over)
- First mixed masters ultra team (3 or fewer members 40 and over)
- Best team name
The first 10 teams to register will receive Rock the Creek PJ pants for all team members! Be the envy of the race when you put these babies on after you’re done running! Also, the first 25 teams to register will receive VIP parking.
What if YOU need to cancel? Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation message from RacePlanner. That message will contain the steps you need to take to cancel your registration. If you can’t locate it, please email email@example.com and she will help you.
Sorry but no refunds. We make our decisions related to expenditures based upon our registrations at given points in time. If we were to allow people to register and then cancel at will, we’d have no sense of our financial position. If you do need to cancel, we will work with you on a 50% reduction in the registration fee for the following year
What if WE need to cancel? If a significant event occurs on race weekend and federal, state or local officials determine that it is unsafe for us to hold the relay, we will have no choice but to cancel it. Notification of cancellation will occur through e-mails to all team captains and through updates to the Rock the Creek Relay website and Facebook page. Your online registration through imAthlete includes insurance for weather or terrorism-related cancellations.
Based on the complexity of executing this event, the need for planned public service support, permit arrangements, etc., it would simply not be possible to plan a “rain date”. In addition, a significant percentage of the expenses are assumed in the months ahead of race weekend. As a result, we are not in a position to offer refunds under these circumstances. But, we’re also sympathetic to the fact that you will have spent money and gotten nothing in return, so we will try to work out a fair discount for the following year that enables us to still put on a very high quality event and not bankrupt the company!
We welcome you and certainly assume everything will go off without a hitch!