Relay Instructions

In Person Relays

Please read and become familiar with all the information!

Relay Protocols and Procedures will be sent by email the week of March 21. Please check all your email folders as often our bulk emails do not land directly in the Inbox.

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.

All Relays start at 9:30am with the 30K race. First leg of the relay team starts with the 30K.

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 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.

Only the last leg will be permitted to finish the race (3 Person with bib C or 2 Person with bib B)

Relay Exchange Details

Please read carefully:

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.

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 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 info@bayrace.com.

No transfer fees for changing members on a relay team. 

Virtual Relay medals will be customized with:

2022 ATB Virtual Race
Team Name
Team Time

Virtual race kits will be sent after the virtual race period to participants who submit their virtual results online.