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OVERVIEW - GOLDEN GATE RELAY

WHAT HAS 36 LEGS, 24 FEET, AND RUNS ALL NIGHT?
The GG Relay is a 190 mile, 12-member team run from Calistoga in Napa Valley, across the Golden Gate Bridge at midnight, to the Pacific Ocean, promoting donation through Organs R Us ("ORU"). View flyer and/or course poster. Pledge your support for 125,000 Americans waiting for organs (see Fundraising).

ENTER A TEAM
Entry opens on September 1 and closes on March 1.

FIND A RUNNER OR A TEAM VIA MATCHING
Match and make new friends or enemies! Matching has resulted in two marriages.

START/HEALTH EXPO – SATURDAY, 7 AM-5 PM
featuring exhibitors, food, music and view of the mountains.

START TIMES
are calculated using runner paces to reduce congestion and ensure that teams do not miss the fun by running too far ahead or behind other teams.

COURSE
Boasts the largest number of tourist destinations of any run with 36 legs (three legs per runner, 3-8 miles each) through 36 cities and across the Golden Gate Bridge at midnight.

CAUTION
Run on the Right (with traffic) except part of Leg 1 and Leg 18. Obey the California Vehicle Code including stopping at red lights and crossing roads in crosswalks or at intersections. There are no road closures, traffic control or aid stations. Exercise caution always.

FINISH/VICTORY PARTY – SUNDAY, 10 AM-8 PM
with awards, exhibitors, food, music and view of the Pacific Ocean. Runners may join their final team member and finish as a team.

REQUIREMENTS
Captains: register your team and mail one $960 nonrefundable check via US mail postmarked by March 1. Teams may participate with 12 or fewer runners.

Donation to ORU: $600/team ($50/runner) minimum is due April 15. See Fundraising.

Runners: confirm team entry at Registered Teams and register by March 8 (to avoid late fees).

Safety: From sunset to sunrise, wear a reflective vest, rear blinking light and carry a lighted flashlight. Reflective vests are recommended during daylight to increase visibility, especially on blind curves (see Rules).

Vehicles: Teams must provide two vehicles (maximum 6.5 x 19 feet) with two vehicle signs, "CAUTION-RUNNER ON ROAD" (minimum 17 x 22 inches); bring signs or purchase at Start. No buses, extra vehicles, limousines or motor homes. Vehicles may not trail runners, but must drive ahead to ready the next runner. At Exchanges, only Active Vans (vehicles waiting for incoming runners) may park. Active and Resting Vans may park in Van Exchanges (6, 12, 18, 24, 30).

Volunteers: If any runner lives within 50 miles of the course, two volunteers, age 16 or older, must register by April 15. On a first come basis, volunteers may choose a 4-5 hour shift along the course. Teams with every runner living more than 50 miles from the course are exempt from the volunteer requirement.

BE SAFE AND HELP FUTURE RELAYS
  Follow the Rules and obey the California Vehicle Code.
  Park safely off the road. Do not obstruct traffic or private driveways.
  Do not force runners onto the road by obstructing the shoulder.
  Only Active Vans may park in exchanges.
  Stay off the road and away from the Baton Exchange Area unless waiting to receive the baton.
  Use bathrooms or portable toilets and not private property.
  Keep Exchanges clean, dispose of trash and be quiet at night.
  Be courteous and express thanks to law enforcement, property owners and volunteers.

SPONSORSHIP
Many companies sponsor teams and display corporate names on shirts/vans and feature company teams in corporate communications. Donations to teams may not be deducted as charitable contributions to Organs R Us. View sponsor benefits.

BE IN THE NEWS
NBC 11 provides pre-race and race coverage. Many runners contact local television and newspapers with team stories resulting in more than 100 articles. (See Press Release).

 
   
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