RACE DETAILS :
Lincoln, NE-- The Oct. 12 Market to Market Relay Nebraska has 500 teams and 4,000 runners, making it the largest day-long running relay in the nation.
Runners from 34 states and 134 Nebraska communities are taking part in the annual team running relay race.
How It Works: Each team consists of six to eight runners, with each team member running two or three legs of the Relay for a total of about 10 miles in the day. Teams start their day in Omaha, leaving from Memorial Park. Waves of 30 runners leave Memorial Park every 20 minutes starting at 5:00 am until 9:40 am. Here each team’s first runner will start with their baton running to meet their teammates at the second exchange. The rest of the teammates will hop in their van and drive ahead to the second exchange point and wait for the first runner to pass the baton to the second runner. Teams will continue this pattern where they hop in the van, run, rest and repeat all the way to Lincoln’s Haymarket.
The course from Omaha to Lincoln covers 78 miles over 21 stages on a scenic and varied course. The 21 legs range from 3 to 6 miles running through Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion, Springfield, South Bend, Murdock, Elmwood, Eagle, Walton, and Lincoln. The course follows the bike trail system, paved streets, and gravel back roads through a diverse and scenic slice of eastern Nebraska.
About the Market to Market Relay: The 6th Market to Market Relay presented by Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. In 2012, the 400 participating teams helped provide over $400,000 of economic impact to the state according to an analysis performed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Learn more about the event including detailed route information at www.M2MRelay.com.
10/11 WILL HAVE A TEAM IN THE RELAY FOR THE 4TH YEAR IN A ROW AND IS ALSO THE OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSOR OF THE EVENT. WATCH 10/11 NEWS FRIDAY & SATURDAY FOR COVERAGE OF THE RELAY.