The American Odyssey Relay Run Adventure is the sister relay of the RTO. It is a relay from Gettysburg, PA to Washington, D.C. It is approximately 200 miles long.
The course is divided into 36 legs or segments, with each leg averaging about 5 1/2 miles.
The date of the American Odyssey Relay is a Friday–Saturday in late April or early May.
Teams start on a Friday, run thought the night and finish the next day on Saturday.
Start times are staggered between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday depending on your team’s projected total time to complete this relay. The slowest teams start early that morning, and the fastest teams start in the afternoon.
The maximum number of runners that you may have on an American Odyssey Relay team is twelve (12). The relay is ideally suited for 12 person teams with each person running 3 legs. Ultra teams of six (6) or less persons are allowed. You set up your runner line-up for your team. You should run in the order of your line-up. We do not need to receive your line-up.
The first year of the American Odyssey Relay was 2009.
This is the most fun you will have running on a spectacular route showcasing the beauty and history of the Washington, D.C. region.
If running from Gettysburg, PA to Washington, D.C. is too far or too much for you, there also is the Potomac Odyssey Relay. It is on the last 9 legs of the American Odyssey Relay route. It joins the American Odyssey Relay in progress and is just on that Saturday.
Those 9 legs total about 59 miles.
The first year of the Potomac Odyssey Relay was 2016.
For more information and to register for the American Odyssey Relay or the Potomac Odyssey Relay, please visit www.americanodysseyrelay.com.