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  • The Cape Relay:- 36 leg Relay - 6 or 12 person teams - (Boston to Provincetown)
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Start Time
Entry Fee
12 person team $1,080 Ultra team (6 runners) $540.
Squantum Point Park
Miwra Haul Rd

How the 13 Relay overnight relay works.

The CAPE Relay: May 1st and 2nd 2010.

Each relay team consists of a maximum of 12 teammates. Each teammate will run three inconsecutive legs varying in length and difficulty. Each leg of the 13Relay range from 2.9 miles to 8.1 miles; this equates to each teammate running an average of 14.58 miles. This means the elite runner down to the weekend warrior can come out and be a part of the fun.You can also put together an "ultra" team. This consists of 6 runners, which on average will run 29.16 miles each throughout the course.

Vehicle 1 (V1) will start off the relay with runner #1. V1 can drive ahead of the runner cheer them on and give them any food or water they have brought along for the ride. After that runner makes it to the first exchange area, they will hand off the "baton" to the second runner in V1. This pattern repeats itself until you make it six legs of the course to exchange #6, where Vehicle #2 (V2) picks up for the next 6 legs of the relay. This is now your time to get something good to eat or get some sleep... You'll eventually wish you had it. This exchange between runners and the two team vehicles repeats 6 times until all 36 legs are completed. Have fun!

Course Info

Cape Relay: May 1st and 2nd 2010.

Massachusetts is the original land of the free thinkers, patriots, curse breakers and general bad ass-ery. It also happens to be surrounded by a lovely ocean and hugged by forests. 13 Relay specifically chose the Cape to provide you with the following historic and viewing pleasure.


Your 13 Relay adventure will begin at Squantum Park in Quincy, MA, the birthplace of former Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as statesman John Hancock. After leaving Quincy, your adventure will take you past beautiful beaches and coastlines and through some of the most quintessential New England towns you can imagine before ending in lovely Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod.

We have listed some of the towns you will be running through as well as some fun facts about them, we also happen to know every location of the 87 Dunkin' Donuts your team will pass along the course! Enjoy reading about the rich history of these towns and see why we have chosen this course for our first New England relay.

The town of Hingham was named for Hingham, a village in the English county of Norfolk, East Anglia, from where most of the first colonists came, including Abraham Lincoln's ancestor Samuel Lincoln (1622-90), his first American ancestor, who came to Massachusetts in 1637. A statue of President Lincoln adorns the area adjacent to downtown Hingham Square.

In 1810, a lighthouse was erected on the northern edge of Scituate Harbor. This lighthouse is now known as Old Scituate Light. During the War of 1812, a British naval raiding party was deterred by the two daughters of the lighthouse keeper playing a fife and drum loudly. The girls and this incident became known as the "American Army of Two" or "Lighthouse Army of Two".

Steve Carell, the Office star recently purchased the Marshfield Hills General Store in his native Massachusetts.

The Town of Duxbury was a center of shipbuilding until the mid-nineteenth century when ships became too large for the shallow bay. Many historic and beautiful homes from Pilgrim times and the shipbuilding period still exist.

Modern day Kingston is believed to be the site of several bloody battles during King Phillip's War from 1675-1676.

Plymouth is best known for being the landing site of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims. Founded in 1620, Plymouth is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.It also is the oldest continually inhabited English settlement in the modern United States.

The town of Bourne lies at the northeast corner of Buzzards Bay, and is the site of Aptucxet Trading Post, the nation's oldest store. It was founded by the Pilgrims in 1627 at a site halfway between the two rivers which divided the Cape from the rest of the state. It was out of this location that the Cape Cod Canal was formed, in order to save time and lives by eliminating the need to sail around the hazardous eastern shores of Cape Cod. Because of the canal, Bourne is now considered the "first" town on the Cape.

13 Relay loves cake! Jeffrey Adam "Duff" Goldman, the star of the Food Network's "Ace of Cakes", moved to Sandwich as a child and graduated from Sandwich High School. This is a great show too!

William Rosenberg - Founder of Dunkin' Donuts, lived in Mashpee.

Falmouth is well known as the terminal for the Steamship Authority ferries to Martha's Vineyard and as the home of several scientific organizations such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI, The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Research Center, WHRC.

The Kennedy family, who can still be found living in the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. It was the summer home of President John F. Kennedy during his administration, and, in fact, Senator Ted Kennedy's home is still in the town.

Yarmouth was organized and named in 1639. Today the town is mostly known for its tourist industry and shopping, as it is the home of the original Christmas Tree Shops on Route 6A in the village of Yarmouthport.

Dennis is a popular seaside resort town, notable for its stately colonial mansions along the northern Cape Cod Bay coastline, and its picturesque, warm water beaches along the southern Nantucket Sound.

Harwich is known for its many cranberry salt bogs, which produce cranberries that are commercially farmed. Harwich also contains the largest lake on the Cape, called Long Pond, which serves as a private airport for planes with the ability to land on water.

Brewster's town history grew around Stony Brook, where the first water-powered grist and woolen mill in the country was founded in the late 1600s.

Orleans was named in honor of Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, in recognition of France's support for the 13 coloniesduring the American Revolution, and because the town did not want an English name.

It was in Eastham that Henry Beston wrote The Outermost House. The town is discussed at some length in Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod as the somewhat rugged site of one of New England's largest summer "camp-meeting" evangelistic gatherings in the mid-19th century.

Nearly half of the land area of Wellfleet is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore and a total of 70% of the town's land area is in some form of protection. Wellfleet is famous for its eponymous oysters, which are celebrated in the annual October Wellfleet OysterFest.

Truro is the site of the Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse (also known as the Cape Cod Light), the first lighthouse on Cape Cod. The entire 430-ton light was moved about 1/10 of a mile inland in 1996.

Provincetown is a town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Sometimes called "P-town" the town is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry, and its reputation as a gay village. P-town is also the host to the finish line of The CAPE Relay.

  • Squantum Point Park in Squantum Massachusetts is just west of Boston, and just north of Quincy.
  • Other Info

    The CAPE Relay: May 1st and 2nd 2010.

    Early registration:
    Regular Relay team: $1,080
    Ultra Relay team: $540
    Late registration: March 1, 2010
    Regular Relay team: $1,280
    Ultra Relay team: $640

    Register using the code NELAMP before September, and your team will save $60.00 off of the entry and will receive a free headlamp to get your team started! The first 13 teams to register will receive twelve 13Relay running hats for the team too!

    Congratulations! You're one step closer getting to the CAPE!

    Remember, you don't need to have all the members of your team confirmed when registering. After successfully registering and paying for the team, your team captain will receive an email with a private link to send out to teammates to sign their waivers and add themselves to the team roster. Team captains will have up until 2 weeks before the event to add and or edit teammates for their team.If you need to find other teammates, our message board is a good place to find runners looking for teams.


    Start times will be available online two weeks before the event,please be diligent about having all of your teammates complete the registration process as early as possible. Please do your best to input the closest average 10k pace for your team when registering. We cannot assign you a start time until this is complete. For safety and permitting reasons, 13 Relay will not accept the entry of any team which we feel will finish in over 36 hours. The race course and finish line will close at 9:00 PM. (36 hours after the 1st wave started)


    Please plan to arrive at the starting area at least 1.5 hours before your scheduled start time so that you can attend your team orientation, go through the mandatory safety check, pick-up your race bag (numbers, batons, etc) and have your team's picture taken at the 13Relay photo staging area. (This will be your free team photo)


    The division breakdown chart below will help you register in the correct division.

    Open One or more under 30
    Submasters All 30 or over
    Masters All 40 or over
    Senior masters All 50 or over
    Corporate Six employees or family of employees from the same company
    High School Students 15-18
    Public Service Six military,fireman,law enforcement officers
    University Challenge Six College students,professors or faculty

    Within in each division there are 3 gender classifications: See how your team is classified below.


    CLASSIFICATION REGULAR (Teams of 12) ULTRA (Teams of 6)
    Men 7-12 men 4-6 men
    Women All women All women
    Mixed 6 or more women 3 or more women

    13 Relay Overnight Relay refund and transfer policy.
    In order to provide an organized and safe experience for all participants, 13 Relay has set forth a set of rules and policies. Teams are expected to maintain the rules set forth. All rules can be found in 13 Relay's THE BOOK. Race entries are non refundable or non transferable. We have found this to be an industry standard and is necessary for accuracy of our event registration. The race directors reserve the right to cancel or modify any portion of the event due to weather conditions and/or athlete safety.


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