Round up your family, friends, and co-workers and join in the excitement of the Eau Claire Marathon Relay Race. This race is perfect for runners who may not be ready for a solo half or full marathon. Get your team of four runners together and be ready for a day of fun competition, sharing the 26.2 miles of the full marathon. Depending on the exchange zone locations, each participant will run between 5.6 and 7.3 miles. Transportation to marathon relay exchange points is provided to all participants.
Awards will be given out in Phoenix Park following the race. Award categories include the fastest all-male, all-female, and coed teams.
Sunday, May 3rd
7:05 AM, 7:10 AM and 7:15 AM.
LEG 1 START:
Mile 0 -Phoenix Park
LEG 1 FINISH/ LEG 2 START:
North of Marquette St.
LEG 2 FINISH/ LEG 3 START:
LEG 3 FINISH/ LEG 4 START:
Western Ave./ Air Communications Building
Need to change a Relay Member? Please email Phil at Phil@raceroster.com and he will help you make the change.
Rules of the Race
Runners 11 years of age and older may participate in the Eau Claire Full Marathon.
Headphones during the race are allowed in accordance to rule changes by the USTAF. Participants who choose to wear headphones are expected to be aware of the changing road/race conditions as well as fellow runners.
Any runner who is felt to be posing a safety concern to other runners or themselves may be removed from the race at the discretion of the Race Directors.
Strollers, pets, and roller blades are prohibited on the course. Non-race participants will not be allowed in the runner's finish area.
When do you pick up your packet?
Saturday, May 4th • Expo Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM • Packet Pick-Up Hours: 10 AM - 7 PM
At UWEC - McPhee Center
*Sunday, May 5th packet pick will be available in Phoenix Park from 6 AM - 9:30 AM.
Does each member of the team pick up their packet? We encourage all relay members to visit the Expo, but ask for one member of each team to pick up the relay packets.
When do you start? Corral start times are 7:05 AM, 7:10 AM and 7:15 AM. You will find out your corral when you pick up your packet at the Expo.
Where are the transitions located?
LEG 1 START: Mile 0 - Phoenix Park
LEG 1 FINISH/ LEG 2 START: Mile 6.9 - Riverview Dr./North of Marquette St.
LEG 2 FINISH/ LEG 3 START: Mile 12.5 - Airport Rd.
LEG 3 FINISH/ LEG 4 START: Mile 19.8 - Bike Trail Western Ave./ Air Communications
FINISH LOCATION: Mile 26.2
Where do you park race morning? NEW this year, there is parking available in Downtown. Click here for ramp and lot locations.
How do the relay buses work? The relay buses will load along the north side of Galloway Street in the Oxbow Hotel Parking Lot (516 Galloway St. Eau Claire, Wis) starting at 6:30 AM and run continuously every 10 minutes. These buses will run continuously to each relay exchange zone until the last runners have started their leg from that location.
Do you have to ride the relay bus? We encourage all relay teams to ride the relay buses.There are many road closures race Sunday that could make it very difficult for you to get to your transitions.
Can family ride the relay buses with you? Yes, but please understand that runners get first priority. You might have to wait for the next bus if it is full with relay runners.
Will we be able to watch and cheer on our teammates? We encourage all team members to stay together at each transition cheering on the incoming and outgoing runner. As soon as the outgoing runner takes off, jump on the bus and head to the next transition.
How will our time be tracked? You will be given a strap at packet pick up. The strap, which has the timing chip inside of it, must be worn on the ankle of the person starting the race. At the relay transition area, the strap should be taken off the first runner and must be secured around the ankle of the second runner. *Failure to wear the timing strap around the ankle at all times may result in missed chip reads which could cause the team to be disqualified.
Will we have to transfer our bib between runners at transitions? No, each of the team members will have a bib with your team number on it. (This number will match your strap number.)
Do we have to return the strap? No, you can dispose of it however you please.
Does the order we run in matter? Not for us. Your times will be displayed as Runner 1, Runner 2, Runner 3, and Runner 4 so you can do whatever your team wants. It does not have to match the order you signed up in.
Are there restrooms at the transition areas? Yes, each transition area will have at least two porta potties.
Should we bring our own water bottle? You can definitely bring your own water bottle but know that water and fruit will be available for finished relay runners at each transition area.
Can we cross the finish line as a team? Yes you can. Just meet your last runner at the Lake Street Bridge. Just make sure to watch out for runners around you. Then smile as you cross the finish line!
If you run in alone, how do you get all your team medals? There will be volunteers waiting with your four team medals.
Questions when you are at transitions? Look for someone in an Eau Claire Marathon volunteer shirt. They will be able to help you.
Any additional questions?
Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org