If you’ve never run a distance relay like this before, than you’re in for a real treat. Imagine you and a group of your closest friends (or newest friends) running down the longest river in America, living in a van for a day, smelling each other’s funk, and partying it up in New Orleans. We have no doubt that it’s an experience you’ll never forget. The Rouge-Orleans allows runners to participate in teams of 2, 3, or 6. The 2 and 3 person teams are considered UltraRelay teams, since each runner will be running over 40 miles total.
6 Person team
What happens in the van stays in the van. Most of the teams in the race will be in this category. It is the most doable and definitely the most fun. Each member of the team will run 5 legs of varying lengths (see Relay Legs Chart below). As one person is running, the others are partying it up in the van.
3 Person team
If you’ve run a marathon and are looking for a new challenge then this one’s for you. The added benefit to a 3 person team is having another runner in the vehicle to hang out with during your recovery intervals. Each runner will run 5 legs of varying lengths (see Relay Legs Chart below). This comes out to approximately 41 miles per runner. This is a tough team, but if you’re in marathon shape you’ll find it to be the perfect challenge.
2 Person team
This is the perfect size team for anyone who is in incredible running shape, but is not up for running the race solo. The obvious benefits of the 2 person team are the rest intervals between legs. This will give each runner plenty of time to recover, refuel and rehydrate. Each runner will run 5 legs, with each leg varying in distance. this comes out to approximately 62 miles per runner. This is a very challenging an should only be attempted by top notch runners.
Early Registration – Ends December 5th 2015
2 Person Team = $260
3 Person Team = $390
6 Person Team = $660
Later Registration = January 24th, 2016
2 Person Team = $290
3 Person Team = $425
6 Person Team = $700
Every team member will receive an official finishers medal.
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams will receive awards. Each team member will get their own award.
Best Dressed Team
After the race we’re going to give a special award to the best dressed team. To participate simply upload a team picture from the event on to our Facebook Page. After the race teams can also take a picture at the RO finish line. The Winner won’t be given until the course closes at 2:00pm on Sunday.
Best Decorated Van
After the race we’re going to give a special award to the team with the Best Decorate Van. To participate simply upload a team van picture from the event on to our Facebook Page. The Winner won’t be given until the course closes at 2:00pm on Sunday.
Coed (men & women) – This can be any combination of male and female runners. Team category changes are acceptable.
Masters (over 40)
Team Captains & Race Registration
Each team will assign a team captain. It is up to the captain to register the entire team for the event and provide all of the appropriate information. All email correspondence for the race will be through the captain, and it is the their responsibility to keep their teammates up to speed. If a team needs to make a change to the team it is up to the captain to do so. This includes, but is not limited to replacing teammates, adjusting estimated finish times, and switching team categories.
If you’re a runner looking for a team or a team looking for a runner like our facebook page and make a post. We’ll share it and do our best to help find what you’re looking for.
2 and 3 person teams may use any mode of transportation. We recommend that all teams have some type of van or large SUV. Only one vehicle is allowed per team, so make sure it’s big enough to fit everyone comfortably. See the rules and regulations page for more info on team vehicles.
Wave Starts & Pace Requirements
Teams will start at different times depending on the estimated finishing time submitted during the registration process. To help determine your team’s estimated finish time, each team member should use their own 10K pace to help calculate an average team pace for the race. Click here to view a pace calculator. Exact waves starts will be announced 5 weeks before the event. The cutoff time for the first wave is 42 hours.