Relay Rutherford is a team running event to benefit JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The route covers approximately 53 miles of sidewalks, roads, and trails across Rutherford County, Tennessee! The urban adventure race starts in Eagleville, passes through Rockvale, continues into Murfreesboro, and finishes in Smyrna. For a preview of the race route visit:
The day-long event features staggered start times beginning at 6 AM and is projected to take teams between 6-10 hours to finish with check-points every 3-6 miles for runners to swap out. Teams of 5 or 10 can swap out runners as many times as needed to get to the finish, but every runner must run at least once. You may also choose to have a team of ONE, and complete all 53 miles the Ultra-Marathon solo!
Participants receive a tech shirt and finishers medal with bragging rights going to the fastest team in each category! Winners will be crowned in each of the 4 team types and sub-categories (male, female, and coed). Prizes will also be given for BEST team costume / shirts and BEST vehicle decor!
Major checkpoints along the route will feature complimentary snacks, water, and a celebration picnic at the finish line! Families and friends are encouraged to cheer at major checkpoints and attend the Finish Line Celebration Party!
You may also choose to "Go the Extra Mile" and set a personal Fundraising Goal and additional Team Goal to help find a cure for diabetes!
For more information please contact JDRF Race Director, Jessie Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-332-2575
NOTE TO TEAM CAPTAINS: The final race route will be emailed to you as soon as it becomes available along with a complete "Relay Rutherford Guide" with rules, suggestions, route maps, check-points, and packing list. We'll keep you informed via email once details are confirmed!