Team Relays are simply a blast! The Bonneville Shoreline Trail 25 mile team relay offers fun for ﬁrst timers and a major challenge for experienced runners. There are 7 Categories to choose from for the relay: All Male, All Female, Coed, Masters Male, Master Female, Masters Coed (Masters category racers must total 160 + years of age), and Corporate/Business.
Relay Start Times 25 Mile 4 person Relay start times will be based upon the anticipated average pace for the entire team. Slowest paced teams will begin first at 7:30 AM. We ask that all teams average an 11:30 per mile pace or faster. When calculating your average team pace, remember that trail running times are slower than road running paces. And, not all members of your team have to be at an 11:30 per mile pace or lower, your team average must be at that level.
Projected Start times:
- 7:30 AM: 11:00 to 11:30 pace teams
- 7:40 AM: 10:30 to 11:00 pace teams
- 7:50 AM 10:00 to 10:30 pace teams
- 8:00 AM:9:30 to 10:00 pace teams
- 8:10 AM: 9:00 to 9:30 pace teams
- 8:20 AM: 8:30 to 9:00 pace teams
- 8:30 AM: 8:00 to 8:30 pace teams
- 8:40 AM: 7:30 to 8:00 pace teams
- 8:50 AM: 7:30 and under pace teams
One of the race directors will be in contact with your Team Captain by September 8th to determine your exact starting time. Please note, start times may vary by 10 to 20 minutes based upon the reported start times of all teams. Please submit an accurate per mile pace for your team. If a team with a 7:00 minute per mile pace attempts to start with the 10:00 minute per mile pace teams, your team will be required to wait prior to beginning your second round of runners. We stagger the start to assure safety on the course, to create a great finish line environment, and to conduct an awards ceremony that can be attended by all category winners.
Each person on your 4 person team will run the 3.15 mile course two times. Each loop is on an out and back course…..you will start and ﬁnish your leg at the same location. Team members will run in the same order for both loops……Runner #1 will be Runner #5, Runner #2 will be Runner #6, Runner #3 will be Runner #7, and Runner #4 will be Runner #8. Your last runner, #8, will be joined at the quarter mile mark by your entire team…..all teams must complete the last quarter mile of the relay together.
Course: The 3.15 mile course starts and ends at the Brigham Young Forest Farmhouse at This Is The Place, Heritage Park. The ﬁrst quarter of a mile will wind it’s way through Heritage Park then veer sharply uphill to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. You will do a loop run that is approximately 2.5 miles long on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The trail will have ﬂat sections that will allow you to take in the majestic views of the Salt Lake Valley and a few technical portions that will require your full attention to the trail. The course will be well marked with arrows, signage, and well staffed with volunteers. There will be a water and aid station at the half point of the loop.
Timing: Every loop that your team runs will be professionally timed by Elevated Racing. Your team will be assigned 1 RFID timing chip. This chip will be attached to a velcro band. The chip and band will be passed from one racer to the next. Your team will have an overall time and each runner will have two loop times. Your team members must run in the same order for the second loop as they ran the ﬁrst loop. If someone is injured the person just before them or just after them may complete the loop for the injured runner. This means that either the person just before or just after will run two consecutive loops.
Race Awards: 1st place in all 7 categories….All Male, All Female, Coed, All Male Masters, All Female Masters, Coed Masters (masters is 160 + years of age), Corporate/Business. And, an award for the best/most fun dressed team…..use your imagination(s).
Race Amenities: Cool Race Tee Shirts, Marked Course with Volunteers & Staff staged at key locations, Water Station at the half-way point, Finisher Certiﬁcates, Post Race Awards Ceremony, Post Race Food & Beverages
Training Program: Salt Lake Running and Mountain Land Physical Therapy are teaming up to provide a variety of learning and training opportunities. The seminars and programs begin June, 2014. Entered athletes will have the opportunity to participate in all sessions and/or plans.