Friday, August 11, 2017

5 Marathon & Half Marathon Relay Races



This week's theme for the Friday 5 is Friends and Family.   Races are fun, but sharing the experience with friends and family makes it even better. Sometimes they come and support us which is great, but it's even better when they want to run with us.

Lately I haven't been very excited about running long distances so I've been researching races where I can share the distance with friends and family.

I've found  a few Marathon or Half marathon relays that I would be interested in doing and thought I would share.


 I've only focused on ones that are on the East Coast.


1. Hershey Half Marathon  - 2 person team.


2. Baltimore Marathon - 4 person team.


3.  Rock n Roll Savannah Half Marathon - 2 person team


4.  Pittsburgh Marathon - 2 to 5 person team.


5. Run A Palooza - This is a marathon that runs from Seaside Heights NJ to Asbury Park.  2-5 person team.


Tell me which relay race you've  run or one I should add to the list. -M




33 comments:

  1. I only ever ran in 1 relay and it was the Laurel Highlands Ultra, which is BEAUTIFUL! It is out near the Flight 93 Memorial. You can have up to 5 people on a relay team but must have at least two. The relay distances are: 19.3, 13, 6.8, 7.3, 10.7, 13.4. So there is quite a wide range of distances. When I ran it, I did the least two legs, so it was about 24 miles. Silly me did not bring my headphones because I figured I'd chat with other runners the whole time, but since I was the last two legs, all of the runners were pretty spread out and the only time I was around people was if I was passing them or if they were passing me! So I ran 24 miles on the trail with NO ENTERTAINMENT. I don't know what It thought about that whole time! By the time I finished, it was dark out. It was a really cool race and I recommend it if people want to do a trail relay!

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    1. I didn't know you did that race. Yea, that's a long time without any music or anyone to talk to. I did my first marathon without music but I had my sister with me the whole time.

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  2. Can you believe I've never run a relay race?

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  3. I've only done one relay race. Although the race itself was very hilly & challenging (but scenic), races shared with friends is always fun. And since I had the first leg and knew someone was waiting for me, it definitely made me push harder!

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    1. Yes, I do think being a part of a team makes me work a little harder because I don't want to let anyone else down.

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  4. I ended up switching to the Hershey Half relay last year and it was fantastic. We loved it! I do the Ragnar relays too they are so much fun. Something different about running as part of a team

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    1. I read your Hershey recap when I was preparing to run the Hershey race in the spring. I'll want to do that as a relay someday!

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  5. Napa Valley has a relay and Akron and Detroit. I've only done Reach the Beach (now Ragnar) and Hood to Coast (2x) the 200 mile relays. I'd like to do a marathon relay some time!

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    1. I can't believe how expensive some of those 200 mile relays are!

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  6. I have done the Quad Cities Marathon twice on relay teams....totally a fun way to take on a 26.2 without committing to an extensive training plan ;-)

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    1. Yes, I like the thought of only running "part" of the marathon!

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  7. I haven't done any relays yet but it's on my list! I'd love to try one out and Baltimore's pretty close to me so I might go for that one :) There's always Ragnar but the logistic on those sound so intimidating.

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    1. You should definitely check out the Baltimore one!

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  8. Racing with friends sounds like a lot more fun and a serious motivation!

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    1. I think it would definitely motivate me more.

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  9. My friend did the Pittsburgh Marathon in a relay and loved it! She wrote a review for my blog on it if you are interested. It was a long time ago. It's a cool city!

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    1. I want to run Pittsburgh so I will definitely go look for that blog post.

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  10. I haven't done a relay yet, but I'm excited for the fall!!

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  11. I've only ever done Ragnar relays, but I love the idea of running some longer races as relays.

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  12. Since I'm loving the 10k distance, I feel the same way. I'd love to do the RnR San Diego half marathon relay. Each leg is a little more than a 10k, but I don't know if I would want to do the half marathon distance again.

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    1. San Diego sounds fun! I hope you get to do it.

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  13. Relays are so fun!! They are such a great way to turn running into a team sport. :)

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  14. I always see relay teams when I do the Ky Derby Mini & thought how fun that'd be to do with a team.

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    1. You know I want to do that race! I'd love to do the relay with you sometime.

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  15. I've never done a relay but really want to run one!

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  16. Relays are pretty fun! Other tham Ragnar, I did a 4 persom relay foe the Love Run half marathon in Philly, definitely recommend!

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    1. I didn't know they had a relay for that race. I'll have to look into that.

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  17. I haven't done a relay in a while, have done 2 hood to coasts and a couple here in Texas. I need to get another on my list!

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