Marathon 4-Person Open Relay

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pickup for the in-person event will be held at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo located in the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Friday - May 5, 2023Saturday - May 6, 2023
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The in-person relay event packets will be distributed at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo and will contain all materials for each of the runners on the team. Only one member of the team may pick up the packets for the team, but all team members are advised to come for the pickup and distribution of team packets and premiums.  Packets will be organized by team name.

Reminder: Relay team bibs will be marked with Runner A, Runner B, Runner C, and Runner D. This does NOT correspond to which leg of the race you are running. You may decide that independently. The Runner A/B/C/D designation is how you registered in our system and will allow us to identify each of you in case of an emergency. Each bib will be properly marked and in a corresponding envelope at packet pickup.

Course Description

The CityDash 4-Person Open Relay takes place on the FULL MARATHON course, with three relay exchanges.

Leg 1 participants start at the same time and in the same location as the full and half marathoners – 6:30 a.m.

Leg 2, 3, and 4 relay runners will be bused to their respective exchange zone, via our First Student UBOAR Shuttle buses. They should report to the relay bus loading area on Eggleston and Butler, located 1.5 miles from the marathon start. See below under Course Logistics for the exact location and departure times of Leg 2, 3, and 4.

Please note: Participants on the Marathon course are required to maintain a pace of 16 min/mile. Participant services cannot be guaranteed for those beyond the 16 min/mile pace.

Leg Starting LocationLeg DistanceTotal Distance
1 Start Line to Eden Park at Mirror Lake 6.38 miles 6.38 miles
2 Eden Park at Mirror Lake to E. Hyde Park 5.36 miles 11.74 miles
3 E. Hyde Park to Eastern at Linwood 7.45 miles 19.19 miles
4 Eastern at Linwood to Finish Line 7.01 miles 26.2 miles

Relay Logistics

LegFirst Student Shuttle Bus Departure LocationDeparture Times
1 Start Line on Elm Street Before race start at 6:30 AM
2 Butler and East 3rd Street 5:40 AM – 5:55 AM
3 Culvert and East 3rd Street 6:10 AM – 6:35 AM
4 Eggleston and East 3rd-5th Street 7:00 AM – 7:20 AM

GEAR CHECK – Sample Scenarios

Participant Amenities

  • Technical shirt
  • Premium gift
  • Limited edition poster
  • Virtual goodie bag
  • Finisher medal
  • Finish area refreshments


Overall prizes will be awarded to the top two male, female and coed teams, determined by chip time.

Awards will be given to the top male and female in each leg of the relay, determined by chip time (only all male or female teams eligible for this award).