Catholic Health Services’ 3rd Annual Suffolk County Marathon
October 29, 2017 - 8:00am

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Catholic Health Services’ 3rd Annual Suffolk County 4-Member Marathon Relay

We’ve added a four-member marathon relay race to this year’s events. The course will start and end in beautiful downtown Patchogue Village, taking runners through vibrant downtowns along the South Shore that will be buzzing with cheering spectators and live entertainment.

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Four-Member Marathon Relay Race FAQ

What are the approximate distances for the four different relay legs?

Leg 1 = 7; Leg 2 = 6.1; Leg 3= 5.4; Leg 4=7.7

Does the team pick which runner runs which leg?

Yes, you determine the order of your runners.

Will I receive a shirt and a medal?

All relay runners will receive a shirt and a medal. The last runner will receive 4 medals at the finish to distribute to his teammates.

How do we make the exchange with our teammates?

At number pickup, your team will receive four numbers each with a timing chip and a baton. At each exchange point the runners will hand over the baton to their teammate. That runner then begins his/her running leg to the next exchange station.

How do I find my relay teammate at the relay exchange station?

All relay participants should determine an estimated time it will take to run their individual legs and then communicate that to their teammates. Another helpful hint to know the color of your teammateʼs running attire or to all wear the same running attire. If you are running with a phone we have the complementary RaceJoy App which will show you where the runner is on the course. We highly recommend it for relay participants.

How do I get to the Relay Exchange Zone?

There is no marathon-sponsored transportation to relay exchange zones. As such, you and your teammates need to determine your time requirements for getting to the exchange zones.

  • Team drops runner #1 at the start, and runners #2,3 & 4 drive to Exchange Zone A.
  • After the first exchange, runners #1,3 & 4 drive to Exchange Zone B
  • Runner #2 exchanges with runner #3 at Exchange Zone B. Runners #1, 2 & 4 drive to Exchange Zone C.
  • Runner #3 exchanges with runner #4 at Exchange Zone C.
  • After Runner #4 has started his/her portion of the relay, runners #1,2, & 3 depart for the finish.
There will also be opportunities to cheer on your runners at designated crossing points. (Dale Drive, Oakdale; Tyler Ave, Sayville; Railroad Ave, Sayville; Amy Drive, Sayville; Snedecor Ave, Bayport, Bayport Ave, Bayport; Gillette Ave , Montauk).

If you did not find the answer you were looking for, please feel free to contact the Greater Long Island Running Club directly at glirc@aol.com.