Each relay team will consist of 5 runners. Over the course of a 48-hour period, each team will, collectively, run and/or walk a marathon (26.2 miles). Here are the current (draft) rules. Feedback is welcome.
1. Each team consists of 5 runners and/or walkers. Ideally, big blogs could field a team of permas. For smaller blogs, commenters might join in, or other bloggers.
2. The team will, collectively, run and/or walk a marathon ( 26.2 miles) over 48 hours. [Date TBA, in about a month or so] [How does Sept 28-29 look for people?]
3. There are 10 legs of the relay. They are:
1. 4.5 mi
2. 2 mi
3. 3 mi
4. 1.5 mi
5. 2.5 mi
6. 1.5 mi
7. 3.5 mi
8. 0.7 mi
9. 2 mi
10. 5 mi
(Total: 26.2 mi)
Hopefully, that gives a good mix for both experienced and less experienced runners / walkers.
4. Walking is just fine. Really! This isn’t the Olympics. Time will be kept, but really, we’re all just here to have fun.
5. The legs don’t actually have to be run in order or connecting. That would just be too complicated, logistically. So, Person 1 can run Leg 7 early in the morning, Person 2 run leg 5 later that morning, Person 3 run leg 1 in early afternoon, etc. You just have to have all done by the end of the 48 hour period. (This is where “sorta virtual” comes in).
6. Running or walking must be done, like a regular relay, on the road. Gym miles just aren’t the same as road miles. If in doubt about distance, use google maps pedometer.
7. No team member can run more than three laps. Also, if possible, try not to have the same person run the two longest legs.
8. You’re on the honor system as far as times. If you want to track yourself, such as with NikePlus, that’s fine too, but not required.
9. Take lots of pictures. Half the fun is talking about it with your friends.
10. There is no hills / climb requirement, because that would be too complicated to calibrate among teams.
In other words, run on the the flattest road you can find.
11. The winner will receive . . . bragging rights. And eternal glory. And that’s about it. No cash prizes, sorry.
(12. No making fun of Kaimi’s mile time.)
And by the way, the T&S team is going to completely trounce the BCC, FMH, and MM teams. Just sayin’.