The Capital Odyssey Relay is a relay from Carson City, Nevada’s Capital City, to Reno. This relay is on the last 12 legs of the RTO course. It joins the RTO in progress. It is only on RTO Saturday.

Those 12 legs total about 54 miles.

You will start just south of Carson City at the big strip mall where there is a Super Walmart there. This is Exchange Point No. 24 of the RTO course which is the end of Leg 24 and the beginning of Leg 25. You will finish at the Finish Line Festival in Reno along with all of the RTO and Comstock Odyssey Relay teams.

Start times will be early on RTO Saturday morning at approximately 2:30 a.m. depending on your team’s projected total time to complete this relay.

The maximum number of runners that you can have on your team is six (6). For six (6) person teams each runner will run two (2) legs. For four (4) person teams each runner will run three (3) legs. For three (3) person teams each runner will run four (4) legs. You set up your runner line-up for your team. You should run in the order of your line-up. Race178 does not need to receive your line-up.

The first year of the Capital Odyssey Relay (formerly known for the first two years as the RTO One) was 2013.

This is a great relay option if you want to try a road relay but you don’t want to or cannot commit to the time and scope of the RTO main event. At the other end of the spectrum for those runners who are “retiring” from running more RTOs, this is a way to run a less involved relay and stay connected to the RTO.