Teams with a 10K seed slower than 10:00/mile should communicate with the race director prior to registration. The race course and finish line will close Saturday at 5:30 PM. Teams on the course who fall behind this closure time schedule will be asked to leave off their team members at the start of the last legs simultaneously. Teams which we anticipate to finish in over 34.5 hours (approximately a team average of 10 minutes per mile pace) will not be accepted.
Each relay team member will pass a wrist strap at the end of his/her leg in a staffed exchange zone. For a listing of Exchange Zones, please refer to the Course Map on the website.
The team handbook with course updates, etc. will be e-mailed to all registered team captains approximately 4 weeks before the Relay. It is the captain's responsibility to make sure each team member gets a copy. Course maps can be printed from the website. Last minute course changes are highly likely. Course/Leg changes will be emailed to captains, within 2 days of race day. All changes made before the Tuesday prior to the race, will also be distributed at time of Packet Pick-up and Sign-in. You are welcome to look at the previous year's team handbook to get a head start.
Team Check-in will involve:
Teams Check-in:Start line - teams may check-in at the starter's tent on Friday a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start time.
Food and Beverages
Be prepared. The stores in the rural towns of Northern Georgia may not be open around the clock. Teams are required to carry their own food, beverage, and other supplies. The Southern Blue Relay will not provide concessions along the racecourse.
Each support vehicle should carry a well-stocked first aid kit and ice. Be prepared to know how to use it. Blue Ridge Relay is not responsible for providing First Aid supplies.
Please be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. The weather conditions in the Blue Ridge Mountains can vary considerably from lower elevations and other regions of the South.
Teams are encouraged to have a means of communication between support vehicles and a means of communication to contact local authorities/emergency personnel. Southern Blue Relay officials at each exchange zone will have access to communication equipment and emergency contact information..