The Run Course for Relay Around Columbus is 90% on trails and in parks of Metro Columbus. As such, runners will be able to utilize the fantastic recreational facilities available in and around Columbus. RAC goes to the roads only when necessary… and the majority of these roads have sidewalks to use. Running on the sidewalks will be required on some of the busier roads that are utilized. This section is NOT for the High School runners as they will do a 70 mile course (the same as the walkers). High School participants should refer to the High School Page for information on their event.
Below are links to maps of the various legs of the event.
The running legs, on the charts below, have been arranged in sets of 3 (Run), or 6 (Ultra), for team members 1 thru 6, and 1 thru 3, respectively. It is the Captain’s job to report to Relay Around Columbus (in February), which runner will be given a set of legs and thus, which position each participant will take amongst the six teammates. Therefore all participants will follow the same pattern of rotation at EXCHANGE ZONES throughout the event.
In addition, driving directions are provided so that teams can navigate the course to arrive at each EXCHANGE ZONE. This meeting at just the EXCHANGE ZONES is different from many other relay events (where the vehicle can follow the participant). At RAC, where we utilize the park and trail system, this following with or behind the runner is not possible and support will be done only at the EXCHANGE ZONES. Additional driving maps from EXCHANGE ZONE to EXCHANGE ZONE will be available closer to the event.
This is how the course currently stands… but changes may occur due to some construction projects currently underway or planned. When changes are made to the course the maps, runner charts, and instructions will be updated. Thank you for your patience with this as Relay Around Columbus, like you, is dependent on progress and development of the infrastructure around the course.
Driving Maps. Below are the current driving maps for the RUN COURSE. They go from START to EXCHANGE ZONE #1… them proceed from EXCHANGE ZONE to EXCHANGE ZONE until reaching the FINISH.