Date: June 2, 2012
Location: Start at Pacers Alexandria; finish at Pacers Arlington
Start Time: Waves start at 5:00pm
Distance: Relay

Join Pacers and our friends at Ragnar Relay for our second rendition of the Pacers Mini Relay. Grab two friends and enjoy a relay run through Metro DC.

The run culminates in a party near our Pacers Arlington store - including cold beverages, food, and raffle prizes galore!

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE DC RAGNAR RELAY!

PICTURE THIS: You and 11 pals running relay style through 200 miles of stunning scenery in Potomac River Valley. Starting near the town of Cumberland, Maryland, your team will head east through the thick forests of the Appalachian Mountains.

Registration is now open.

Fees:

$60/team ($20 participant)

COURSE

How the Relay Works

  • Each relay team consists of three runners*
  • Each runner will select one leg (1, 2 or 3) to run.

  • Leg 1 runners will receive a slap bracelet at check in. At exchange 1 (Pentagon Row), leg 1 runner will hand off bracelet to leg 2 runner. Subsequently leg 2 runner will hand off bracelet to leg 3 runner at exchange 2 (Logan Circle).

  • The runner who just completed their leg should check in with the volunteers at the store. At this point, you should either head to the next exchange with your non-running teammate or to the finish party in Arlington.

    *Runners may elect to run the entire relay, run multiple legs, or split them up. As long as you check in with us at each exchange and are done between 7pm and 8:30pm you may run the relay however you choose.

MAPS & EXCHANGE POINTS

Start:
Pacers Alexandria
1301 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Corner of Payne & King Streets

Leg 1:
Pacers Alexandria to Pacers Pentagon Row
COURSE MAP (coming soon)

Exchange 1:
Pacers Pentagon Row
1101 S. Joyce Street #B12
Arlington, VA 22202
One block south of intersection of S. Joyce and Army Navy Drive
(near Bed Bath & Beyond)

Leg 2:
Pacers Pentagon Row to Pacers Logan Circle
COURSE MAP (coming soon)

Exchange 2:
Pacers Logan Circle
1427 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Between 15th & 14th Street across from the Whole Foods Market

Leg 3:
Pacers Logan Circle to Pacers Arlington - COURSE MAP
COURSE MAP (coming soon)

Finish:
Pacers Arlington (Clarendon)
3100 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Directly across from the Clarendon METRO

(Note: if you get off course but still get to the exchange point that's ok. These course maps are what we think are the safest and easiest routes to the next exchange).

While we will have copies of the map available at the start and exchanges, please bring your own copy and review prior to your leg.

Remember: we do not have signage or volunteers on course so you are responsible for knowing how to get to the exchanges.

Team Transportation

Pacers and Ragnar feel the easiest way to get around for this event is via METRO.

Please see the following relay metro map with details on each METRO station and how to get to the stores. For METRO rates, see the WMATA website:

DOWNLOAD RELAY METRO MAP (coming soon)

Make a plan of action with your teammates; some of you may be able to go to each exchange while some teammates might need to send their third runner straight to Pacers Logan Circle. It's important that you all have a plan of action.

Your team may, of course, elect to drive. Please note that that there is typically parking available at Pacers Alexandria and Pacers Pentagon Row; parking on Saturday night near Pacers Logan Circle and Pacers Arlington (Clarendon) can be more challenging. Consider driving and traffic time when developing your plan.

Team members are not required to roam together/hit each exchange point but that's half the fun!

PACKET PICK UP

Slap bracelets and waiver forms will be available starting at 4:30pm race day at Pacers Alexandria

1301 King Street
Alexandria, VA
22314
703.836.1463

While our staff is super friendly and knowledgeable about product (AND adorable to boot), they may not have all the answers you need regarding the race. If you have questions regarding the race, please don't hesitate to contact us or check out our FAQ page.

RACE DAY

Check In & Start Times

All teammates must check in at Pacers Alexandria on Saturday, June 2 between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Please check in at least 1/2 hour prior to your start time.

You may self select your start time. The three start times are: 5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm.

All teammates must check in. Be cognizant of how much time your teammates will need to get to their exchange points when determining what time you will check in. See our relay METRO map below with estimated METRO transfer times.

You must also bring one safety vest and sign waivers.

Required Finish Times

Everyone must be at Clarendon Metro Park (Park across from Pacers Arlington -Clarendon) (the finish) by 8:30pm but no earlier than 7:00pm. Please discuss your estimated timeline among your teammates and arrive 1/2 hour earlier than your selected start time. If you need even more time to meet the 9:00pm cut off, please e-mail .

No Road Closures

There are no road closures for this event. Please exercise the same caution you would on a run. Follow traffic signals and cross streets only when safe.

Safety Vests & Waivers

All teams are required to check in with a safety vest and must wear the vest for any leg that starts after 7:00pm. Only one safety vest per team is required.

All teammates must check in at Pacers Alexandria and sign a waiver.

Runner Premiums

There is no runner premium for this event. We will, however, have an awesome post-party.

Hydration

Each exchange point will have a hydration station provided by Nathan. If you need water while on course, please wear a water belt.

Know Where You Are Going

This course is not marked and we do not have directional volunteers on course. We strongly suggest you bring a hard copy of the map (see course tab) and/or a GPS enabled phone to a) find your way if you go off course b) phone a teammate to pick you up or obtain directions or c) have an emergency.

Team Transportation

Pacers and Ragnar feel the easiest way to get around for this event is via METRO.

Please see the following relay metro map with details on each METRO station and how to get to the stores. For METRO rates, see the WMATA website:

DOWNLOAD RELAY METRO MAP (coming soon)

Make a plan of action with your teammates; some of you may be able to go to each exchange while some teammates might need to send their third runner straight to Pacers Logan Circle. It's important that you all have a plan of action.

Your team may, of course, elect to drive. Please note that that there is typically parking available at Pacers Alexandria and Pacers Pentagon Row; parking on Saturday night near Pacers Logan Circle and Pacers Arlington (Clarendon) can be more challenging. Consider driving and traffic time when developing your plan.

Team members are not required to roam together/hit each exchange point but that's half the fun!

Hotline

If you have an issue on course and cannot reach a teammate, or your team decides to not complete the relay, please call the Arlington store at 703-248-6883. (5:00pm-10:00pm). For emergencies, call 911.

What to do with Gear

Consider how you are going to transport any gear you may have. Note: you may drop off gear (e.g. change of clothes) at Pacers Arlington (Clarendon) at any time on Saturday before 4:30pm. Be sure to have your gear in a bag and clearly marked with your name. There is no bag transfer from the start to finish. Teammates should hand off their gear to non-running teammates or make other arrangements.

Note: no items should be left at the stores. Most of our employees are running and will be closing up shop after the exchange closes.

Post-Party

Join us for a post-party presented by the Clarendon Alliance currently slated for Clarendon Metro Park outside of Pacers Running Stores. ID required for alcohol consumption.

AWARDS

We do not have any awards for this event, however, we do have an awesome post-party!

RESULTS

This event is not timed.

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