2020 race is cancelled.
We understand many of you are anxious to hear about the status of the 2020 RiMaConn Relay. This unique event requires advanced planning for your teams, training to meet the demands of the challenge and an investment to participate in the epic experience.
While the movement to slowly reopen the state keeps us optimistic, we feel it would be irresponsible to open registration and collect fees without being able to provide assurance that the event could be produced to the level of expectation you deserve. Additionally, the permits required across the 18 towns and in communication with three states is impossible to secure at this time when town and state resources must concentrate on immediate public safety needs.
The best course of action given all of the variables is to cancel the 2020 event and come back stronger and better than ever in 2021. Together with our partners at Webster Bank, we will work diligently to provide a 2021 race experience worthy of the wait!
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 will feature locally sourced food and ice cold local beer (21+ with ID). Expect high quality swag again for each participant, including a commemorative race shirt, custom sunglasses and a finisher’s medal to proudly display. Plus, get a complimentary race photo to keep and share the memory.
The race starts at the Pratt Dam in Lincoln, RI, and winds through 21 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, friends and family at a post-race party 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, with food and refreshments. All exchange locations will provide nuun, snacks and water stations.
85% of the course runs on the Blackstone River Bikeway, Southern New England Trunkline Trail, Airline Trail, Hop River Trail and Charter Oak Greenway. A small portion (15%) of the course travels on roads.