HOW TO REGISTER
Registration for the Soldier Marathon Relay Race is on Active.com. Click here to register. Please note that Active.com charges a processing fee in addition to the race registration fee.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00a.m. EST
Soldier Relay Marathon Course
The Soldier Marathon course is a 26.2 mile course that starts and finishes at the National Infantry Museum. The start line and finish line are on the Avenue of Flags along the east side of the National Infantry Museum. The first 7.5 miles of the course are on Ft. Benning. The remaining course is essentially an out and back that runs along the Columbus and Phenix City RiverWalk. For a detailed course description click here.
Each team will consist of no less than 2 runners and no more than 4 runners. The relay teams start at the same start line as the other runners. There are three exchange points on the course: mile 7.1, mile 13.1 and mile 20.2. The first and third legs of the relay are longer at over 7 miles long while the second and fourth legs of the relay are shorter at a little over 6 miles long (basically a 10k). The lead runner on the Relay Team will wear a slap bracelet on his/her wrist. At each exchange point the runner removes the slap bracelet and hands it to the next runner. The last runner receives the slap bracelet and a race bib with a timing chip to get a finishing time. Each runner wears a Race Bib with the same Relay Team number (e.g. 5001A, lB, lC and 1D). The relay exchange points are accessible by car. Transportation for relay team members will not be provided by the Soldier Marathon. Relay exchange point #1 is on S. Lumpkin Road directly beside the National Infantry Museum at the crossing to Oxbow Meadows. Relay exchange points #2 and #3 are on the RiverWalk behind the VFW on Victory Drive about 0.2 mile south of the Bulldog Marina. To access Relay exchange points #2 and #3 you can park at the Victory Drive Overlook on Victory Drive across the street from the Dolly Madison plant near the VFW and walk down the stairs from the parking lot to the RiverWalk.
Start and Finish Elevation is 240’
Highest Elevation Point is 340’
Lowest Elevation Point is 190’
Packet pickup will be at the National Infantry Museum on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m and Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. A team representative may pick up the registration packet with a bib for each member of the relay team.
Each member of the relay team will receive a finisher’s t-shirt and a finisher’s medal.