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Team Relay

GUIDELINES FOR RELAY

Each relay team consists of three to five members who will collectively run the 26.2 mile marathon distance. Teams are allowed to have less than 5 members but are required to have at least 3 members on their team. Should a team have less than 5 members, individuals will just be required to complete multiple legs of the relay.

There are three categories for competing as a team:

DIVISIONS

Male – all 5 male members
Female – all 5 female members
Coed – at least 2 male and 2 female

REGISTRATION FEES

Through February 1 – $190
Through April 26 – $200
Through June 28 - $210
Through August 30 - $230
Through October 11 – $250

Click here to register for the 2015 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds team relay.

RELAY LEG DISTANCES AND TRANSITION AREAS

Due to the course update, the team relay exchange points and distances have also been affected. Below are the exchange points and distances for the 2014 Team Relay.

  • Leg 1: 3.4 miles
    • Exchange at the end of Liberty Memorial Loop/Wyandotte
  • Let 2: 9.2 miles
    • Exchange at the intersection of 52nd Terrace and Summit Street
  • Leg 3: 3.8 miles
    • Exchange at the intersection of 75th Street and Wornall Road
  • Leg 4: 5.7 miles
    • Exchange at the intersection of 39th Street and Gillham/Harrison Road
  • Leg 5: 4.1 miles

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as the staff and committee of the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds work in collaboration with the City of Kansas City to ensure participant safety and a runner friendly environment. Due to major improvement projects in the city, including the street car development, the course has been adjusted.

COURSE MAP

Click here for the Team Relay Course and elevation chart.

HOW TO CREATE A TEAM

New registration process and management for team relay! See below for instructions on how to create, manage or join a team relay.

Create a Team Relay

  1. 1. Click here to register your Team.
  2. 2. On the registration page select “Create a Team Relay”
  3. 3. A KCSports account is required to manage your team. Create your account here or login with an existing account.
  4. 4. Create your Team Name
    1. a. You will receive an email after creating your team which includes the link to manage your team. Please keep this for your records.
  5. 5. Select whether you are a member of the team and Continue
    1. a. If you select no, this means you are merely managing the team and do NOT plan to participate on race day.
  6. 6. Fill out the Participant Information and continue to Event Questions.
  7. 7. Complete the Event Questions and type your name accepting the waiver exactly as it appears on the Participant Information page and click continue.
  8. 8. Next you will be directed to the Team Manger Page. Here you will be able to add or invite members, email current members, upload a logo, edit your team info, or click checkout to continue to the payment screen.
    1. a. Here you will also be able to view the list of complete and incomplete registrations.
  9. 9. Click “Checkout” to continue to the payment screen. As Team Captain, you will be responsible for the entire payment for the team. Other team members will be able to join without additional payment.
  10. 10. Enter your credit card information and select “Review Payment”.
  11. 11. Review the payment information and click “Process my payment” to complete your team registration. You will be directed to a confirmation page if the registration was successful.

Only after the Team Captain has registered and created a team online can the other team members complete their registrations.  NOTE: Each member is required to complete their own registration form!

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR TEAM – FOR TEAM CAPTAIN ONLY

  1. Click here to manage your team.
  2. Login using your KCSports account.
  3. Once you login, you will be directed to your Team Manager page.
    1. Add a Member – Register other team members.
    2. Invite Members – Enter the email addresses of other team members with a custom message and link to register.
    3. Email Members – Email current members of the team directly.
    4. Edit Team Info – Edit your team name.
    5. Edit or Remove Team Members.
    6. Upload a team logo or photo.

HOW TO JOIN A RELAY TEAM – FOR TEAMMATES ONLY

  1. Click here to join a Team Relay.
  2. On the registration page select “Join an Existing Team”
  3. Select your team name from the drop down menu or from the list below and select “Join”.
  4. Fill out the Participant Information and continue to Event Questions.
  5. Complete the Event Questions and type your name accepting the waiver exactly as it appears on the Participant Information page and click continue.
  6. Click “Complete Registration” to finish the process and join your team. NOTE: There will be no payment due. All team fees will be paid by the Team Captain. You will be directed to a confirmation page if the registration was successful.

TRANSPORTATION

The team relay exchange points and distances have changed!  Due to the location of the exchange points, the use of the buses is not critical.  It is convenient and easy for relay teams to use their own transportation to meet at each exchange point as they can be accessed from the outside of the course and they are located near or around parking lots.

However, buses will be provided again in 2014.  There is no need to arrange for, schedule or reserve transportation on the buses. The marathon organizers provide transportation to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th exchange points. Buses will leave at 6:30 A.M. on race day. There will be no late departure buses.  NOTE:  Transportation is not provided from one exchange point to the next.  Buses will be parked on Main Street west of the Westin Crown Center Hotel.  They will be marked for each of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th exchange points.  All buses will leave the start area at 6:30 A.M.

Leg distances are currently being evaluated to ensure an enjoyable and fun race for everyone! Check back soon to see the new exchange points and distances for 2014!

The relay shuttles are optional.

NOTE:  Transportation is not provided from one exchange point to the next.  Buses will be parked on Main Street west of the Westin Crown Center Hotel to start the race.  They will be marked for each of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th exchange points.  All buses will leave the start area at 6:30 A.M.

FINISH LINE PROCEDURES

It is encouraged for you to meet up with the final runner on your team about 2 to 3 blocks from the finish line so you are all able to cross the finish line together. DO NOT cross the finish line until all team participants are present, including your final runner.

Relay members who are not running the final leg and do not wish to cross the finish line will be instructed to enter the food line from the EXIT. In other words, go around the finish line to the end of the chute. This ONLY applies for team participants who do not wish to cross the finish line with their team.

Thanks for your cooperation!

OTHER QUESTIONS

If you have further questions, please contact the relay coordinator, by emailing teams@kcmarathon.org.

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