Please read and become familiar with all the information!
BUSES WILL LEAVE AT 9:00AM FROM THEIR LOCATIONS
If you miss the buses, you are responsible for getting to the relay exchange point on your own.
- 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.
First leg of 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!
If you do not take our relay bus, we are NOT responsible if you cannot reach the exchange points.
Runners can stay on the bus until they are ready to exchange so communicate with your team members about their predicted leg time so you know when to start warming up and wait outside.
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, or #4
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, or #4.
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, #5 or #6. 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.
3 Person Relay bibs will be numbered along with -1, -2, or -3. The first runner will wear bib #-1, the second runner bib #-2 and the last runner bib #-3. Please affix the bibs to your front.
Each runner must affix the bib labeled RELAY to the back allowing runners behind you to know you will be stopping at the relay exchange point.
2 Person Relay bibs will be numbered along with a -1 or -2. The first runner will wear bib #-1, and second runner bib #-2. Please affix the bibs to your front.
Each runner must affix the bib labeled RELAY to the back as well allowing runners behind you to know you will be stopping at the relay exchange point.
Only the last leg will be permitted to finish the race (3 Person with bib #-3 or 2 Person with bib #-2)
There is only one race packet for each relay team. All the bibs for that relay team are in the one race packet. The first person from the team who picks up the kit is responsible for meeting up with the other team member(s) to pass along the relay bib(s) either before the race or early on race morning. So please communicate with your team about who is going to packet pick up.
Relay Exchange Details
Please read carefully:
Each team will be provided with one chipped wristband. The wristband 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 wristband must be worn on the wrist to ensure best timing detection. Wearing it somewhere other than on your wrist 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 FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE and pickup the medals for the team.
Course Time Limits
The course time limit for the in-person 30K is 4.5 hours from the start of the horn at 9:30am. Participants must reach the 15K point by 11:45am and the 20K (really 19.5K) relay exchange point by 12:30pm to continue. This applies to relays as well so please ensure the first leg of the relay is aware of the course time limit as it may impact the participation of the other leg(s).
At the discretion of the POLICE, due to traffic control and runner safety, participants may be asked to walk along the sidewalks and obey traffic rules.
All participants not reaching the 15K point by 11:45am or the 20K (really 19.5K) relay exchange point by 12:30pm will be directed to the buses for a ride back to FirstOntario Centre.
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 in Race Roster. Only the team captain will receive the unique link to submit results. Details on submitting virtual results coming shortly.
To make edits to the team including replacing a team member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No transfer fees for changing members on a relay team.
Virtual Relay medals will be customized with:
2023 ATB Virtual Race
Virtual race kits will be sent after the virtual race period to participants who submit their virtual results online.