The Course for Relay Around Columbus is 90% on trails and in parks of Metro Columbus. As such, walkers 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. Walking on the sidewalks will be required on some of the busier roads that are utilized. Below are PDFs of the various legs of the event.
The walking legs, on the chart below, have been arranged in sets of 2 for team members 1 thru 6. It is the Captain’s job to report to Relay Around Columbus (in February), which walker 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 walker is not possible and support will be done only at the EXCHANGE ZONES.
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, walker chart, 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 WALK COURSE. They go from START to EXCHANGE ZONE #1… them proceed from EXCHANGE ZONE to EXCHANGE ZONE until reaching the FINISH.