Yark Subaru 5-Person Marathon Relay
7:02am Sunday, April 28, 2019
A team of five runners will complete the entire marathon distance. Each runner will run one leg of varying distance handing off a runners belt containing your scoring chip to the next team member at each relay exchange zone. — Leg 1 – 6.6 Miles | Leg 2 – 6.3 Miles | Leg 3 – 3.1 Miles | Leg 4 – 4.9 Miles | Leg 5 – 5.3 Miles
NOTE: All five spots on your team must be registered prior to packet pickup in order to receive any team BIBs. BIBs are required to run the race. If you’re not able to fill all of your team spots or someone drops out last minute, consider shifting the legs to have anyone run multiple consecutive legs. Also consider asking someone already registered for the half or full marathon to register for the relay and run the first leg for your team (must be first leg in this instance). If race day arrives and you’re still not able to field a full team, consider splitting the remaining entry amongst the registered members, or transferring to another event if spots remain. Online transfer period ends March 31st.
The course is the same as the marathon course. Exchange zones will be marked with flags and cones.
The Yark Subaru 5-Person Marathon Relay course will begin on Secor Rd on the West side of the University of Toledo. It will circle campus before heading West into beautiful Ottawa Hills. Heading north into the quiet neighborhoods of Old Orchard and Ottawa Hills, the course leads you to the area’s finest Metroparks system utilizing the University Parks bike Trail. A tour through Sylvania leads you to Olander Park, passing the statue of Sy Mah then back down the bike trail to a short tour of the UT campus concluding with the finish inside the Glass Bowl.
*NEW — Transportation is being provided this year by the University of Toledo to enhance the runner experience getting to checkpoints and reduce the number of vehicles driving the route.
YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay Marathon Pricing
Early Bird 2
- Short-Sleeve Technical Shirt
- Pacing Service for Marathoners
- Marathon Exposition
- Commemorative Finisher’s Glass Mug
- Commemorative Finisher’s Keepsake Medallion
- Chip Timing Services
- Results Book (mailed after the event)
- Post Race Massage
- Entrance into the Post Race Party
- Registration & Packet Pick-Up
Course Open: 6 Hours *Time Limit Strictly Enforced by Local Police — SAG vehicles will be present should you be unable to meet cutoff times. There are two checkpoints along the course. You must maintain a 13:43 pace to complete within the 6 hour time limit. You’ll need to be at mile mile 16 by 11am. You will not be allowed to continue if you do not make the checkpoints in time. SAG vehicles will travel at the course closing pace and will pick up runners along the route and at aid stations, who choose to discontinue the race or fall behind pace (under nonmedical circumstances).
Maximum Field: 350 Teams / 1,750 Runners
Packet Pickup & Late Registration
Runners may pick up their race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo, Friday April 20th or Saturday April 21st at the Savage Hall Arena. One team member may pick up packets for other team members. Registration is available if the field has not filled. Race day packet pick-up will be available in Savage Hall Arena beginning at 5:30am.
Make sure to pick up the relay exchange point instructions and your relay runner belt. — We will be available to answer relay questions all day Saturday at the Expo (at the registration table).
Official Teams Categories
Corporate: Any combination from one corporation
School: Any combination from one school
Family: Any combination from one family (Family or Relations)
ALL MALE: Open, Masters
ALL FEMALE: Open, Masters
Mixed: Open, Masters
Relay Leg Approximate Distances
Leg 1 – 6.6 Miles
Leg 2 – 6.3 Miles
Leg 3 – 3.1 Miles
Leg 4 – 4.9 Miles
Leg 5 – 5.3 Miles
* All team members must meet the age criteria to be entered in the Masters Division.
Numbers and Chip Timing
All team members are required to wear a race number visible on their front. Your chip timing device will be attached to a runner belt. Only ONE runner belt will be provided to each team. Each runner belt must be turned in at the finish line.
Relay Exchange Zones will be marked with cones and flags. Hand-offs must occur within the marked zones. Exchange points #1 and #2 can get very congested. Please be courteous to your fellow runners and make every attempt to keep the exchange zones and marathon course clear.
Shuttle Bus Schedule
– 7:00am — Race starts. Shuttles are loaded.
– 7:05-7:15am — All buses depart start line for EP1.
EXCHANGE POINT 1
– 8:00am — Begin loading shuttles in a stagger fashion. Two buses at a time will begin departing for EP2.
– 9:00am — The last shuttles depart EP1 for EP2.
EXCHANGE POINT 2
– First Arrivals by 8:10am — Last Arrivals by 9:10am
– First Departure by 8:20am — Last Departure by 9:45
EXCHANGE POINT 3
– First Arrivals by 8:25am — Last Arrivals by 9:50am
– First Departure by 8:45am — Last Departure by 10:45am
EXCHANGE POINT 4
– First arrivals at 8:55am — Last arrivals at 10:55am
– First Departure to finish line at 9:15am — Last Departure to finish line at 11:30am
– Final drop off will be at the International House on University of Toledo Campus