** Please note: The information below is a reflection of a past City of Oaks Marathon event. More information about the 2021 event will appear closer to race day. Stay tuned for any updates.
Marathon Relay teams have four members. Relay leg distances vary from 5.0 miles to 7.9 miles listed below. The Marathon Relay is the same course as the City of Oaks Marathon course.
- Leg 1: 7.1 miles
Runner starts at the N.C. State Bell Tower and finishes just beyond mile marker 7 at Cameron Village. After completing the lead-off leg, the runner returns to the start/finish area via Oberlin Road (a five-minute walk).
- Leg 2: 7.9 miles
Runner walks to Cameron Village from the N.C. State Bell Tower for handoff. Leg starts at Cameron Village and finishes just beyond mile marker 15 on Crabtree Valley Ave. behind Crabtree Valley Mall. After completing this leg, the runner returns to the start/finish area via race-provided transportation.
- Leg 3: 5.0 miles
Starts and finishes at Blue Ridge Rd. and Crabtree Valley Ave behind Crabtree Valley Mall and finish is just beyond mile marker 20. Transportation is provided to/from Crabtree Valley Mall from the NC State Bell Tower – buses positioned on Pullen Road adjacent to the Bell Tower. Buses depart immediately after the race starts at 7:00 AM. After completing this leg, the runner returns to the start/finish area via race-provided transportation.
- Leg 4: 6.2 miles
Starts on Crabtree Valley Ave at mile marker 20, behind Crabtree Valley Mall. Transportation is provided to Crabtree Valley Mall from the start/finish line. Anchor leg finishes at the N.C. State Bell Tower.
The last relay leg receives four finisher medals at the finish line.
View all course information including course maps, an elevation map, hydration and medical stations, gear check details and spectator locations here!
Team captains create the team name, register for and pay for the entire team. The team captain can then add or change team members before the conclusion of packet pick-up. The team captain or designated team member should pick up all relay member bibs and race shirts at the expo. It is then that designee’s responsibility to distribute them items to team members.
Please note: If the team captain is not picking up the bibs, the designated team member must show a picture of each team member’s IDs to pick up their race items.
Buses will transport Relay Leg #3 and Relay Leg #4 runners to the Crabtree Valley Mall Relay Exchange Zone immediately after the race starts at 7:00am. The last bus will depart the NC State Bell Tower bus stop on Pullen Rd. at 7:30am.
Buses will run continuously from Crabtree Valley Mall transporting the Relay Runners back to the Bell Tower start/finish area.
Relay Teams will be provided one timing chip which will be fastened to a neoprene ankle strap. That ankle strap will be handed off between relay team members. Each team member will receive two bibs. The numbered bib is worn on the front of each runner and the “non-numbered” RELAY bib will be worn on the back of each relay runner.
Runners in the City of Oaks Marathon Relay will have a time limit of 6 hours (1:00 PM).
Any runners remaining on the course after the time limit will no longer be considered race participants and will be required to follow pedestrian laws. Official times and post-race amenities cannot be guaranteed for runners who finish after the time limit. Please note, there will note be a sag wagon available to pick up runners who are unable to meet this time limit.
*Please Note: Daylight saving time changes at 2:00am ET on Sunday, November 3. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour to be on time for the start!