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2020 USATF-New England Relay Challenge
Date & Time
July 13 - August 03, 2020
7/13 9:00 AM - 8/3 11:55 PM
Location & Venue
Any Town - NH, RI, VT, MA
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On-Time Entry Deadline: 8/3/2020 11:55:00 PM
Late Entry Deadline: 8/3/2020 11:55:00 PM
USATF-New England Relay Challenge 1 - July 2020
With most tracks again open for recreation and clubs regrouping for workouts, USATF-NE will offer relay challenges in July and August for USATF-NE club runners age 13 and older.
July's events are a distance medley (1200/400/800/1600) and a 2 runner 5 Mile relay.
Youth age 12 and under will rank in the 4 x 100 YARD infield shuttle relay in July.
There's no entry fee.
These events are intended to help competitors stay active and motivated while training a small group,as well as add interest to workouts during a time of no competition.
Please follow all regulations and restrictions regarding Covid-19 set by your state, municipality, and facility management.
USATF-NE RELAY CHALLENGE 1 - JULY 13 through AUGUST 2
Entry Fee: NONE
Distance Medley Relay (1200 400 800 1600)
2-runner 5 Mile Relay
Women, Men, Mixed in 5 Mile relay only
Scholastic - age 13 through graduating HS seniors
Adult 18 and up
USATF member club (no unattached, no non-USATF clubs)
Participants must be bona fide members of the club
Only two times may be submitted in any week by a team. Only one time per day.
Runners must be from the same USATF club.
A club may submit as many team performances as they wish.
DMR teams may use a pool of up to 6 runners for the month, with 4 running in any race.
A runner may only be in one-6 runner pool (Ex.- can't have a miler running with 4 other trios)
The team may submit any number of times. Runners may run different legs in different relays.
2-Runner 5 Mile
A runner may only compete on one-2-runner men's or women's team and also on one mixed M/F team. (Ex.- one person cannot run with 3 different partners for 3 different 'teams')
The duo may run and submit multiple times.
No batons or hand-slapping. Exchange is at the start/finish line
Incoming runners move to lanes 5-6.
When incoming reaches finish line, outgoing can leave.
Facility Management Notes
Follow all state and local group gathering regulations
Non-participants except timers/recorders must be outside the outer lane of the track
(outside fence if available)
Any spectators must be in stands or outside track, distanced with mask / face covering.
If multiple heats are necessary, clubs should pre-schedule teams (6, 6:30, etc)
A non-competing team rep must record the split (DMR) or lap time (2R5M) for each leg
Results must be submitted within 3 days of run.
Date, time, location of performance.
Club name and designation (A, B, Masters, Scholastic)
First and last name and age of each leg in order
Split for each leg and final time.
Club contact name and email
DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY
Order is 1200 - 400 - 800 - 1600
Each leg time must be recorded by a coach / non-participant.
2-PERSON 5 MILE RELAY
2-runner teams alternate laps on a track, each running 10 400's
As tracks are now 400 meters, 20 laps is just short of 5 miles.
To make up for the missing 45+ meters, The first leg starts 50 meters before the common finish, runs to the finish,
and completes their first 400 lap (running a total of 450 meters).
Thereafter, runners alternate 400 laps, each running 10 laps to total 5 miles. .
Each lap time must be recorded by a coach / non-competitor.
Results with leg (DMR) or lap (5 Mile) times must be submitted on a form found at newengland.usatf.org