The epic team relay is back in 2021! Be part of a 6-member team or take on more miles in a 3-person team, traveling through 95 miles of southern New England on a network of scenic multi-use trails of the East Coast Greenway. It’s a unique, totally sustainable race that will take teams from Rhode Island through Massachusetts to Connecticut by the most eco-friendly transportation method ever – running.
This end-of-summer challenge is one you won’t want to miss! Expect high quality swag for each participant, including a commemorative race shirt, custom sunglasses and a finisher’s medal to proudly display.
The race starts at the Pratt Dam in Lincoln, RI, and winds through 20 towns in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, passing along rivers, forests and along shaded trails. Begin with a wave start on Saturday morning and cross the finish line in the evening surrounded by teammates on the Connecticut River at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford.
With 18 total segments (17 exchange locations total), the relay will include two major exchange zones in Putnam, CT, and in Willimantic, CT. Expect some logistic changes at exchange zones and additional requirements to address participant health and safety.
85% of the course runs on the Blackstone River Bikeway, Southern New England Trunkline Trail, Air Line State Park Trail, Hop River State Park Trail and Charter Oak Greenway. A small portion (15%) of the course travels on roads.