Mathews Outdoor Club will include a relay option for those participating in the second annual Mathews Marathon and Half Marathon, which will take place on Oct. 15.
Those who wish to participate in the marathon but would like to run a shorter distance can now sign up for it in teams of two to five. MOC has also mapped out good transition points for relay runners, but teams are able to divide up the course to fit their unique needs.
“Providing a team relay option was the most requested piece of feedback that we received from the 2021 inaugural marathon,” MOC president Christine Johnson said. “Team relays are a very popular addition to marathon events.”
Hope Lowe, Lindsay Newell, Kathryn Miles, Helen Morris and Tracey Tunstall helped develop the currently recommended team relay transition points and even tested the relay option on April 9. Their test run established the relay course record of 3 hours and 54 minutes, which was video recorded and can be viewed on the MOC YouTube c...
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