2017 Registration will open

Thursday, December 1, 2016

(Registrations post-marked before this date
will not be accepted)

Steps For Team Registration:

  1. Your team’s registration constitutes agreement to comply with Blue Ridge Relay Rules and Penalties.  Please CLICK HERE for a complete listing of the Rules and Penalties or visit the Rules and Penalties tab on the drop-down menu of Team Information.
  2. Team Captain CLICK HERE to view a printable Team Registration Form. (pdf)
  3. Print the Team Registration Form.
  4. The Team Captain must be a member of the team.  Once a team is registered, all communication between the team and the Blue Ridge Relay must go through the Team Captain. It is the Team Captain’s responsibility to share all applicable information with team members.
  5. Please choose a Team Name that is appropriate for public announcement/media (i.e. no profanity, obscenity, etc…). If a team name is determined to be inappropriate, the team captain will be notified by the Blue Ridge Relay, with a request for name change.
  6. If Team Name is left blank, then the team name will be the last name of the team captain.
  7. “Team 10K Average” is the “minutes per mile” for your team. This is not your estimated race pace for the Relay. This is the actual 10K average for your team for an average 10K. This must be accurate to ensure an appropriately seeded start time.  Please enter average pace per mile (e.g. 8:00/mile).  Start times for all teams are primarily based upon the 10K seed time.  Start time requests will NOT be accepted.  Please do not “sandbag” your times (refer to Rules and Penalties).
  8. A team must be composed of a minimum 4 runners and a maximum of 12 runners. Any number of runners between 4 and 12 is acceptable.  If you wish to run with a team less than 4 runners, please communicate with the Race Director before submitting your entry.
  9. Mail the complete Team Registration Form and entry fee (one check per team).  Please identify your team name in the memo section of your check. Team Registration Forms that are received without the entry fee will not be accepted.
  10. Upon receipt of your team’s entry, the captain will receive email confirmation AND an EXCEL spreadsheet, which is your team’s roster.

Team Withdrawal / Refunds:

  1. A team may withdraw it’s entry and receive a refund if (and only if) the Blue Ridge Relay field cap has been reached and the Blue Ridge Relay has a wait list.
  2. A request for team withdrawal must be received by July 13, 2017 in order to be considered for a refund.
  3. All team withdrawals after July 13, 2017 are not eligible for a refund and the entry fee may not be applied to the following year.

Wait List:

  1. Once the field cap has been reached, teams may be added to the wait list.
  2. To be added to the wait list, a team’s registration must be complete, which includes submitting your team’s entry form and entry fee.
  3. The team captain will receive email confirmation of Wait List status AND an EXCEL spreadsheet, which is your team’s roster.  If a team chooses to not be placed on the Wait List, the Blue Ridge Relay will destroy the team’s registration and entry fee check.
  4. If your team receives entry, your team roster must be submitted according to the guidelines outlined below.
  5. All wait listed teams will be notified of their entry status no later than July 14.  If a wait listed team is not accepted into the field, the team captain will be issued 100% refund.

Submitting Your Team Roster:

  1. Your completed team roster must be emailed to info@blueridgerelay.com by July 31.  (Know this date…no excuses, no exceptions).  Your team’s seed, # of runners, etc… can be updated at the time of roster submission.
  2. If all fields in your team’s roster are not completed, your team roster will be deemed incomplete (emails and phone numbers are required for each runner).
  3. If your roster is not submitted by July 31, you will be responsible for the late fee for each member of your team (e.g. 12 runners x $10/runner = $120 late fee).
  4. Please DO NOT submit your roster until it is complete. Each change to your roster after it is submitted must be accompanied by a $10 update fee.

Substitutions / Additions / Deletions:

  1. After July 31, you can substitute, add and delete runners by printing and mailing the Runner Sub/Add Form. (pdf)  A $10 fee per roster change is required.  Deleting a runner does not require the $10 update fee.
  2. Substitutions/Additions made after July 31, 2017  cannot be guaranteed a correct t-shirt size.
  3. Substitutions/Additions must be received by Thursday, September 7, 2017, 8:00 pm.

Important Dates:

What? Day Date
 Blue Ridge Relay  Friday & Saturday  September 8 & 9, 2017
 Registration Opens  Thursday  December 1, 2016
 Registration Closes  Monday  July 31, 2016*
Last Date Team Withdrawal (if Wait List exists) Thursday July 13, 2017
Wait Listed Teams Notified Friday July 14, 2017
 Team Roster Final Submit Date  Monday  July 31, 2017
Start Times Posted Saturday August 5, 2017
 $10 Substitution/Addition Closes  Thursday  September 7, 2017, 8:00pm

*The Blue Ridge Relay field is limited.  Once the field the field cap. is complete, registration will officially close.

Entry Fee:

The Blue Ridge Relay does not add any hidden volunteer fees or require teams to recruit volunteers!
7-12 runners – $1,300,  one payment,  made payable to Blue Ridge Endurance
4-6 runners – $650, one payment,  made payable to Blue Ridge Endurance
(A team must be composed of a minimum of 4 runners and a maximum of 12 runners.  Any number of runners between 4 and 12 is acceptable.)

Refunds:

Entry fees are non-refundable and the team is non-transferable.

Relay Volunteers:

The Blue Ridge Relay course will be staffed with community volunteer groups.  BRR does not add any hidden volunteer fees or require teams to recruit volunteers.  Teams need to focus on preparation, training and racing!

Team Categories:

Team Category Description
Open  At least one runner under the age of 40.
Women  All women runners and at least one runner under the age of 40.
Mixed  Men and Women – 50% or more of the runners must be women.
Master  All team members over the age of 40, any combination of men / women.
Master
Women
 All team members over the age of 40, all women.
Ultra  4-6 runners/team, any combination of men/women, no age restrictions.
(Runners will exchange at every exchange zone.)
Ultra
Women
 4-6 runners/team, all women, no age restrictions.
(Runners will exchange at every exchange zone.)
Ultra
Mixed
 4-6 runners/team, 50% or more of the the team must be women, no age restrictions.
(Runners will exchange at every exchange zone.)