The Temple to Temple Relay is a team running event that starts at the church immediately west of the Rexburg Temple and follows paths and roads to the church immediately south of the Idaho Falls Temple. The course totals 39 miles. The relay is open to all Brigham Young University-Idaho students, employees, alumni and their dependents. Team captains are responsible to be familiar with everything listed in this Temple to Temple Relay Handbook and to communicate pertinent information to team members.
Date & Time
Saturday, June 8th 2019. The relay starts at the church immediately west of the Rexburg Temple. Teams are assigned start times based on their team’s estimated time to complete the relay. Waves of teams start every 15 minutes. Slower teams are assigned start times closer to 6:40 am; faster teams closer to 8:30 am. NOTE: To participate in the Relay, a team must average running 11 minutes per mile or faster. Teams running slower would eventually fall outside the time when safety officials are scheduled to be on the course. Also, since runners run alongside vehicle traffic, they must be mature enough to act safely in such an environment.
Team Sizes & Divisions
Standard Teams - 8 runners Standard teams are made up of up to eight runners. Each member of the team completes one leg of the relay. Legs vary in distance from 2.6 to 7.3 miles, with the average distance being 4.9 miles.
Ultra Teams - 4 runners Ultra teams are made up of up to four runners. Each member of the team completes two legs of the relay. It is recommended that each runner run two consecutive legs, however, it is not required. If run consecutively, the two-leg combinations vary in distance from 6.2 to 13.7 miles, with the average distance being 9.8 miles.
Duo Teams - 2 runners Duo teams are made up of two runners. Each member of the team completes four legs of the relay. It is recommended that each runner run four consecutive legs, however, it is not required. If run consecutively, the four-leg combinations are 18.6 and 20.4 miles, with the average distance being 19.5 miles.
Solo – 1 runner Solo runners must meet strict prerequisites in order to run. Please contact the race advisor for details.
Divisions There are three divisions in each category: Men’s, Women’s, and Co-Rec. To qualify for the Co-Rec division, teams must have at least half the relay legs run by women. To be in the Women’s division, teams must be all women.
Prizes: Three 8-person Co-Rec teams and the top team from each other category with the fastest times will receive coupons for free frozen yogurt. Prize winners will be announced Monday, June 10.
Entry Fees: The per person entry fee when registering by May 15 is $17. Late registration May 16-June 8 is also just $17, but no t-shirt is guaranteed.
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