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NOLAND TRAIL 50K RELAY

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NOLAND TRAIL 50K RELAY

 

RACE DETAILS

DATE: OCTOBER 17, 2021  |  TIME: FIRST WAVE STARTS AT 7:00AM


The Noland Trail 50K Relay will give runners the opportunity to race the ONLY event run on the beautiful Noland Trail in The Mariners’ Museum Park. Runners can team up with friends and conquer these challenging distances as a team.

Marathon Relay teams may have 2-6 members. To achieve the marathon distance, runners will run 6 laps on the trail meaning for a 6-person relay team, each runner will run one lap. Teams made up of less than 6 runners will still need to complete the 6 laps, but can decide on their own who will complete each lap.  

Runners will be required to submit a projected pace for the run. Using this pace, runners/teams will start at various times throughout the morning beginning at 7AM. The intent is that all runners/teams will complete the run between 12:30PM-3:00PM.

Registration is limited to the first 500 registrants.
This number may change based on gathering guidelines set by local government and health agencies.

Need a Team? We Can Help!

Simply register as 50K Relay solo runner at registration and we will randomly assign you teammates. Those choosing this option will not be able to make any special requests, the team assignments will be done completely at random.  In order for us to assign teammates in an orderly fashion, solo runners in search of a team must register by October 1. Once teams are assigned, we will put you in contact with the team captain.

Flat-Out Events is not responsible and does not guarantee teammates will show up on race day.

RACE DETAILS

DATE: OCTOBER 17, 2021
TIME: FIRST WAVE STARTS AT 7:00AM

The Noland Trail 50K Relay will give runners the opportunity to race the ONLY event run on the beautiful Noland Trail in The Mariners’ Museum Park. Runners can team up with friends and conquer these challenging distances as a team.

Marathon Relay teams may have 2-6 members. To achieve the marathon distance, runners will run 6 laps on the trail meaning for a 6-person relay team, each runner will run one lap. Teams made up of less than 6 runners will still need to complete the 6 laps, but can decide on their own who will complete each lap.  

Runners will be required to submit a projected pace for the run. Using this pace, runners/teams will start at various times throughout the morning beginning at 7AM. The intent is that all runners/teams will complete the run between 12:30PM-3:00PM.

Registration is limited to the first 500 registrants. This number may change based on gathering guidelines set by local government and health agencies.

 

Need a Team? We Can Help!

Simply register as 50K Relay solo runner at registration and we will randomly assign you teammates. Those choosing this option will not be able to make any special requests, the team assignments will be done completely at random. In order for us to assign teammates in an orderly fashion, solo runners in search of a team must register by October 1. Once teams are assigned, we will put you in contact with the team captain.

Flat-Out Events is not responsible and does not guarantee teammates will show up on race day.

Relay Participants Receive:

• Race Shirt

• Custom finisher’s medal

• Personalized bib (must register before September 17)

• Chip-timed race

• Entrance to the post-race celebration.

50K Relay Participants Receive:

• Race Shirt

• Custom finisher’s medal

• Personalized bib (must register before September 17)

• Chip-timed race

• Entrance to the post-race celebration.

HOW IT WORKS

Relay teams are made up of 2-6 team members. Teams may run the 6 laps in any order, and split them up in any manor they wish amongst their team. As long as you complete the 6 laps, we don’t care how you do it. Start times will be assigned to relay teams based on the average of the individual times submitted by team members. 

HOW IT WORKS

Relay teams are made up of 2-6 team members. Teams may run the 6 laps in any order, and split them up in any manor they wish amongst their team. As long as you complete the 6 laps, we don’t care how you do it. Start times will be assigned to relay teams based on the average of the individual times submitted by team members. 

COURSE INFORMATION

The course takes place on the Noland Trail inside Mariners’ Museum Park in Newport News, VA.

Lap Distance: Due to the location of the start/finish area, all laps will not be equal in distance. The breakdown is as follows:
• Lap 1- 5.30 miles
• Laps 2-5- 5.25 miles
• Final Lap- 5.16 miles

Race organizers will define turns and ambiguous areas to ensure runners run the desired path. For training purposes, runners should plan to mostly run on the defined portion of the trail and not the side areas.

Aid Stations

There will be two on-course aid stations located approximately at miles 1.5 and 3. Race organizers will manage aid stations to keep product ready and available, but stations will be self-serve for runners. Various fluids and snack-type foods will be provided at aid stations. More details will be provided in the runner information sent out a few weeks prior to the event date.

Portable Toilets

For your convenience and use during the race, portable toilets will be available at every aid station.

COURSE INFORMATION

The course takes place on the Noland Trail inside Mariners’ Museum Park in Newport News, VA.

Lap Distance: Due to the location of the start/finish area, all laps will not be equal in distance. The breakdown is as follows:

50K Relay:
• Lap 1- 5.30 miles
• Laps 2-5- 5.25 miles
• Final Lap- 5.16 miles

Race organizers will define turns and ambiguous areas to ensure runners run the desired path. For training purposes, runners should plan to mostly run on the defined portion of the trail and not the side areas.

Aid Stations

There will be two on-course aid stations located approximately at miles 1.5 and 3. Race organizers will manage aid stations to keep product ready and available, but stations will be self-serve for runners. Various fluids and snack-type foods will be provided at aid stations. More details will be provided in the runner information sent out a few weeks prior to the event date.

Portable Toilets

For your convenience and use during the race, portable toilets will be available at every aid station.

RACE REQUIREMENTS

Age Requirement

There is no age requirement to participate in the 50K Relay. If you are running more than 1 leg and are under 18 years old, please email us.

Pace Requirement

The Noland Trail Marathon has an 8-hour time limit which starts at 7AM. This translates into a 15:15 minute per mile pace requirement for participants. Those finishing after the finish line has closed will not receive published finish times. They will still receive their finisher’s medal.

Packet Pick-Up

Participants can attend packet pick-up at Point 2 Running Company in Newport News, VA on October 16 (10:00AM-5:00PM) to receive their bib and shirt. If you are picking up a packet for another runner you must fill out and bring this authorization form. Race day packet pick-up is also available.

Finisher Items

Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants who did not participate.

RACE REQUIREMENTS

Age Requirement

There is no age requirement to participate in the 50K Relay. If you are running more than 1 leg and are under 18 years old, please email us.

Pace Requirement

The Noland Trail Marathon has an 8-hour time limit which starts at 7AM. This translates into a 15:15 minute per mile pace requirement for participants. Those finishing after the finish line has closed will not receive published finish times. They will still receive their finisher’s medal.

Packet Pick-Up

Participants can attend packet pick-up at Point 2 Running Company in Newport News, VA on October 16 (10:00AM-5:00PM) to receive their bib and shirt. If you are picking up a packet for another runner you must fill out and bring this authorization form. Race day packet pick-up is also available.

Finisher Items

Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants who did not participate.

OTHER INFORMATION

TORTUGA

Athletes will have an opportunity to set up “camp” around the start/finish/exchange zone area. Obviously, this will be a long day regardless if you are running solo or as a team. Athletes are allowed to bring 10×10 tents to the athlete area and set up a space to hang out, relax and recover in for the day. We encourage this as we want this area to be energetic and alive throughout the day. Teams are encouraged to arrive together and cheer one another on. We do ask that you limit tents to 1 per team to ensure we have enough space for everyone. Set up will be available Saturday, October 17 from 9AM-5PM on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Gear Check

We encourage athletes to use the team space in Tortuga however, there will be an area near the conclusion of each lap that will serve as Gear Check.

If you or your team would like to leave nutrition, hydration, or bags – they can be left at Gear Check & easily accessible at the conclusion of each lap.

TORTUGA

Athletes will have an opportunity to set up "camp" around the start/finish/exchange zone area. Obviously, this will be a long day regardless if you are running solo or as a team. Athletes are allowed to bring 10x10 tents to the athlete area and set up a space to hang out, relax and recover in for the day. We encourage this as we want this area to be energetic and alive throughout the day. Teams are encouraged to arrive together and cheer one another on. We do ask that you limit tents to 1 per team to ensure we have enough space for everyone. Set up will be available Saturday, October 16 from 9AM-5PM on a first-come, first-serve basis.

GEAR CHECK

We encourage athletes to use the team space in Tortuga however, there will be an area near the conclusion of each lap that will serve as Gear Check.

If you or your team would like to leave nutrition, hydration, or bags - they can be left at Gear Check & easily accessible at the conclusion of each lap.

Trail Etiquette

A key component of this event will be that participants are aware of their surroundings, and considerate of their fellow runners. We encourage all participants to run to the right of the trail when possible, allowing passing runners by on your left. When necessary, runners should communicate with one another using terms like “on your left” or “runner left”. We anticipate that staggering the start times for different paces will help with congestion on the trail, but runners will need to take some responsibility in this effort as well.

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