The Colonial Relay /70 is a unique, one-day relay adventure in which you and five friends run 70+ scenic miles through the heart of the Virginia. The Colonial Relay /70 follows the last 12 legs of the Colonial Relay /200. It begins just outside of Richmond in Hanover and continues onto the Capital Trail before finishing at Jamestown Beach Park in historic Williamsburg.
The Colonial Relay /70 will be held September 14, 2019. The first flight of teams will start the 70+ mile relay around 4:00 am (maybe a little earlier) on the Saturday of the 200 mile event. Over the next several hours, additional sets of teams will depart on their journey to Williamsburg. Colonial Relay /70 teams will begin arriving at Jamestown Beach Park around 2:00 pm that afternoon.
Colonial Relay /70 teams will be treated with additional camaraderie on the road from teams that are running the Colonial Relay /200 starting outside of Charlottesville on Friday. The Colonial Relay /200 teams will begin arriving in Williamsburg as early as noon.
Teams for the Colonial Relay /70 are made up of 2 to 6 people who split 12 legs. For instance, each person of a 6 person relay team will run two legs over distances varying from 3 - 10 miles. Each team will provide their own support vehicle to drop off and pick up runners at designated exchange zones along the 70+ mile route.
The Colonial Relay /70 is great fun for everyone - you don't have to be an ultra runner to enjoy it. For a six person team the distances and training are similar to that of running just a little more than a 10K.