Relay Instructions

Virtual Relays

Each member of the relay team runs their leg either on their own or safely with their teammate(s) and does not have to be on a specific course or location as long as the distance for the leg is achieved. Each team member’s individual time is added together for the relay time.

The team captain will submit each team member’s time to Sportstats.  Only the team captain will receive the unique link to submit results. See Virtual FAQS on how to submit results.

To make edits to the team including replacing a team member, the captain can click on the dashboard link found at the bottom of the confirmation email. Team member info can be edited or replaced by clicking on the pencil image on the right side of the team member’s name. Click Submit and the change has been accepted.  No transfer fees for relays. 

2020 Relay Medals will be engraved on the back with:

2021 ATB Virtual Race
Team Name
Team Time

Please click here for info on race kit pick up or request to send package by mail.

Please read and become familiar with all the information!

BUSES WILL LEAVE AT 9:15 AM FROM THEIR LOCATIONS.

  • 10k — leave from 116 King St. W. in front of the Sheraton Hotel
  • 15k — Leave from Bay St. S. just south of King St W.
  • 20k — leave from King St. W., west of Bay St

Upon finishing their relay legs, buses will transport relay runners back to FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE.

All Relays start at 9:30am with the 30K race.

Relay Kit Pickup: Relay team bibs are all contained in one Race Packet. There is one timing chip per team. Only one relay team member is required to pick up the Race Packet at the Expo.

Relay Exchange Points

  • 10K — 900 Woodward Ave. N.
  • 15K — Beach Blvd. just prior to the canal lift bridge
  • 20K* — Burlington Golf and Country Club – North Shore Blvd. Burlington
    *Note: this exchange point is actually at the 19.5 km point along the route!

All runners should take the bus to their exchange points, to guarantee them getting there. If you do not take a bus, WE ARE not responsible if you should have problems getting to the exchange points.

3 PERSON RELAY — Your exchange points are at the 10k and 20k marks.

Please have the second member of the relay team board a bus marked, 10k BUS #1, #2, #3, #4, or #5.

The bus will drop you off at the 10k point for the first exchange. The buses will stay until they are full for the return trip back to FirstOntario Centre.

Please have the last member of the relay team board a bus marked 20k BUS #1, #2, #3, #4, or #5.

The bus will drop you off at the 20k* point in Burlington (*this exchange point is actually at the 19.5 km point along the route!)

The buses will stay until they are full for the return trip back to FirstOntario Centre.

2 PERSON RELAY — Your exchange point is at the 15K mark.

Please have the second member of the relay team board a bus marked 15k BUS #1, #2, #3, #4, or #5. The bus will drop you off at the 15k point for the exchange. The buses will stay until they are full for the return trip to FirstOntario Centre.

Bib Numbers

3 Person Relay bibs will be numbered along with a letter, A, B, or C. The first runner will wear bib A, the second runner bib B and the last runner bib C. Please affix the bibs to your front.

Each runner must affix the bib labeled RELAY to his or her back.

2 Person Relay bibs will be numbered along with a letter A or B. The first runner will wear bib A, and second runner bib B. Please affix the bibs to your front.

Each runner must affix the bib labeled RELAY to his or her back.

Relay Exchange Details

Please read carefully, NEW timing instructions for Relay Teams:

With the transition to chip on bib, the method by which the timing chip gets passed from one team member to the next is changing this year. Each team will be provided with a bib on a race belt. This bib is the only team bib tagged with a timing chip. The race belt/bib must be worn by each team member while completing their portion of the run, and must be passed on to the next runner at the relay stations. The belt must be clipped around the waist and have the bib facing forward. Holding the belt/bib in your hand, placing it in bag, or wearing it elsewhere than around your waist with bib facing forward may result in missed timing detections.

All relay runners must wait behind the barricaded waiting area until their relay member arrives for the chip exchange. Please keep off the road, until you must go out to do your exchange. REMAIN ORDERLY AND DO NOT CROWD THE ROAD!

Baggage and Clothes

The Bay Race is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any items left on the buses by relay runners.

All relay team members are responsible for their own property. Please make arrangements between your team members on the safe keeping and removal of items from the buses.

Water, Food and Medals

Relay members MUST get their food at the points where they finish. ONLY THE LAST MEMBER will get food at FIRST ONTARIO CENTRE and pickup the medals for the team.