The Ragnar Relay Series is a series of long distance running relay races and is considered the largest relay series in the world. Participants Run, Drive, Sleep and Repeat the cycle for two days! Proceeds benefit local charities.
Each year 16 relays take place in the U. S. and Canada. This year’s Cape Cod Relay, presented by New Balance, will be held on May 9 and 10. The relay will begin at the Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull, head towards Plymouth, along the Canal and make its way up the Cape ending up in Provincetown.
Participants will run in teams of 6 or 12 members for 200 miles in a 24-36 hour time period depending upon the team’s pace. Individuals run three legs of the race ranging anywhere from a 5K to half marathon distance per leg.
There will be 36 exchanges—6 where both vans meet up—along the 200-mile journey to Provincetown. Exchanges give participants a chance not only to relax, but party with teammates! The six exchanges are:
Exchange 6, Duxbury Beach, Duxbury, Friday, May 9, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
Exchange 10, Shaw’s Parking Lot, Plymouth, Friday, May 9, 2:00 pm to Saturday, May 10, 2:45 am
Exchange 12, Gallow Ice Arena, Buzzards Bay, Friday, May 9, 9:45 am to Saturday, May 10, 3:00 am
Exchange 18, Barnstable Intermediate School, Hyannis, Friday, May 9 5:15 pm to Saturday, May 10, 7:15 am
Exchange 24, Harwich Community Center, Harwich, Friday, May 9, 9:30 pm to Saturday, May 10, 1:45 pm
Alternate Waiting Area: Cape Cod Regional Technical School, Harwich, Friday, May 9, 9:30 pm to Saturday, May 10, 1:45 pm
Exchange 30, Nauset Regional Technical High School, Eastham, Saturday, May 10 1:45 am to 3:30 pm
Many of the exchanges will not only offer hydration stations and first aid, but indoor sleeping, hot showers, and food/snacks. For a more detailed list of all 36 exchanges, check out: http://www.ragnarrelay.com/race/capecod/legs
The Finish will be at the Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, May 10, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.