Welcome to the JRunners Relay Race experience! The course is 143 miles in distance, and will take teams approximately 20 hours to complete. There will be 10 runners per team, and teams will be running nonstop until they reach the finish line. The course will be split into 30 legs. At the end of each leg is a runner exchange area, where one runner ends his run and the next runner begins his effort. Runners will carry a team wristband that they will pass to the next runner at the exchange points. The wristband is in lieu of a baton. Each runner will complete 3 legs of the course, and run a total of approximately 14 miles. All team members will join together to run the last mile of the course to the finish line. The course starts at a 151-foot elevation and ends at a plus 1,545-foot elevation. While JRunners is a Jewish organization, runners of all faiths, creeds and colors are welcome and encouraged to participate in this event. The high altitude, amazing scenery, camaraderie, adventure and excitement will make for an unforgettable experience. Whether you have raced before or only dreamed of competing, get ready for the most exciting race ever!
Teams will use two vehicles to transport their team members between the various exchange points. The race will be 20 hours of nonstop fun and entertainment that will culminate with a big finish line event with a BBQ and concert and thousands of spectators cheering as you cross the finish line! The JRunners 200K is the only relay race that has all teams starting at the exact same time. The simultaneous start means that all teams will be in close proximity at all times, and will make for some thrilling competition! Sounds like fun? It will be a blast!
So why are you sitting there? Get off the couch and sign up to run! If you can’t run, then sign up to volunteer. If you can't volunteer, sponsor a runner! You will be glad that you did (any of the above).
The race starts August 15th at 10:00 PM in Brooklyn, and runs nonstop until the finish line at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake NY.
DATE: August 15, 2012 – August 16, 2012
START: Brooklyn, NY (10:00 PM)
FINISH: Sullivan County Community College;
Loch Sheldrake, NY
RACE DIRECTOR: Steve Holmbraker
The money raised for this year’s 200K Relay Race will go to benefit Kids of Courage, a volunteer based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with serious medical diagnoses.
These heroic children battle for their lives, sometime for every breath. They inspire others with their strength, tenacity and dazzling will to live. We are giving them the opportunity to live like other children and experience life in the best way imaginable. We help them forget the tubes and pumps and needles and the daily challenges and experience the thrills of carefree childhood happiness.
But Kids of Courage is also about the families who care for their sons, daughters, brothers and sisters every day without rest. By providing year round activities for the entire family and medically supervised dream trips, we give them an opportunity to relax and recuperate from the physically and emotionally exhausting lifestyles they lead.
Kids of Courage serves hundreds of families from all over the country. We help everyone regardless of their religious, social and economic background. The programming goes on all year round; complete with trips, weekends and fun events. All services provided are free to the children and families, we firmly believe that these families have enough burdens in their lives without worrying about the finances needed to participate in our activities. Our staff is all volunteer; there are no salaries or financial compensation to any members of the team (with the exception of a part time office manager). This differentiates Kids of Courage from most other organizations anywhere in the world. Kids of Courage relies wholly on the charitable donations that we receive from generous donors.
JRunners is proud to assist Kids of Courage this year with their important mission
For more information on this year’s Cause please see About The Cause