We’re excited to announce the Athletics Canada 42K Relay Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Virtual Race – a joint collaboration between Athletics Canada and Canada Running Series aimed at providing a goal, some motivation and a fun way to keep us connected in these crazy times. Canada’s top distance runners and Athletics Canada members are invited to take part in this 4-person relay, taking place on the traditional Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon race weekend – October 17th & 18th, 2020.
There are three team categories:
- Mixed (2 men, 2 women)
Rockin’ Rock Ladies
Random Track Club
- Teams must consist of four athletes, each running a single leg of the Virtual Race, for a combined distance of 42.2km.
- Each leg does not have to be equal distance, but each team member must run a minimum of 5km.
- Athletes can run their leg on a course of their choosing.
- Teams can consist of athletes from different regions.
- An athlete can join multiple teams but must record a separate run for each team. i.e. the same run can’t be attributed to two team results.
- All participants must reside in Canada or be an Athletics Canada member.
- Teams can run at any time over the traditional STWM race weekend – Saturday, October 17th or Sunday, October 18th. All legs must be completed by 9pm Pacific Time on Sunday, October 18th.
- Each team member can run their leg at any time within the race window indicated above.
- Teams do not have to run their legs back-to-back.
Registration & Results
- Teams must register ahead of time via Race Roster (see link in invitation).
- Team Captains will be responsible for recording each team member’s result in the Race Roster platform.
- Each team member must submit a screenshot of their GPS log (Strava, Garmin, MapMyRun, etc) and a photo from their run
- Unique Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Relay medals for all participants.
- The top 3 teams in each category will receive:
- Commemorative #AC42KRelay Beer mug
- Flying Monkeys beer
- Athletics Canada Online store certificate ($50 per team member)
- Nuun prize packs