Saturday, August 25 2018, 7 a.m.
The Half Marathon starts and finishes at Soldiers Memorial Field in downtown Rochester and finishes just west of Soldiers Field
Relay Exchange Zone
McQuillan Field off of Marion Road. MAP of exchange zone.
Relay Team Rules
Each relay team consists of 2 members. The first team member will run 6.7 miles, the second team member will run 6.4 miles. There are 3 categories for competing as a team:
- Male - 2 male team members
- Female - 2 female team members
- Coed - 1 male and 1 female team member
Registration is required. Register for the 2018 event HERE
Half marathon course MAP
What Do I Get?
Half marathon relay runners will each receive a high-quality technical t-shirt and a custom medal. Free recovery food and drink will also be available to all participants. This year, the half marathon relay is limited to just 150 teams. Sign-up early to guarantee your spot as one of the 150 relay teams. .
Packet pickup and late registration for all races will be at SCHEELS Sporting Goods, 1220 12th St. SW (Apache Mall); Rochester, MN
- Thursday August 23rd from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
- Friday, August 24th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
- And Saturday morning, August 25 from 5:30am -6:45am (packet pick up only) near the start line at Soldiers Memorial Field.There will be no late registration on the day of the event (Saturday August 25)
Starting corrals will not be used but runners and walkers will be encouraged to line up according to their predicted finishing time or anticipated mile pace time.
A pacer is an experienced runner who is able to maintain a consistent speed throughout the event allowing other runners to join in and achieve their race goals. The TerraLoco Pace Team will be our official pacers for 2016. There is no need to sign up in advance. Just find the designated TerraLoco Pacer carrying the sign closest to your goal time and join the group. Based on half marathon finishing times, the following Pace groups are available: 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30.
Free shuttle bus service is provided for runners from downtown Rochester (2nd Avenue SW, directly east of Zumbro Lutheran Church) to the Relay Exchange area in McQuillan Field off of Marion Road, SE and back again. The bus will run continuously from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The bus will load and unload on 2nd Avenue SW, south of 6th Street SW, between Zumbro Lutheran Church and the back side of the Family YMCA. Please keep in mind, if you choose to drive to the Relay Exchange area parking is very limited. The shuttle is for runners only.
On the Course
Aid stations serving up water and Gatorade are located at miles 3.25, 5, 6.75, 8.5, 10 and 11.5. Port-a-johns are located at the Start and Finish and adjacent to every aid station. Medical support is available along the course and at the finish line.
Relay team awards are determined by chip time. The top 3 relay team winners in each of the 3 categories (Male, Female, and Coed) will receive special recognition at an awards ceremony in Soldiers Field immediately following the event. Awards will not be mailed out. You must pick up your award in person or have someone pick it up for you.