Join Us for a Real Run Across the Country

The Great American Relay is a real relay across the United States! We are running from Boston to Los Angeles and need runners to get the baton through your state! There are 379 legs to chose from in 15 states.  All participants receive the official Great American Relay t-shirt and commemorative medal.  We're also raising money for the American Association for Cancer Research!  Click the "Sign Up" button to pick a leg in your state.

The Great American Relay


We are running from Boston to the Santa Monica Pier in California!  This is an in-person event, but you can also participate virtually too!

379 Stages

Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Los Angeles California!

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From Sept 15 to Oct 21 2020, we'll be running for 36 continuous days.  Each stage is between 5 and 22 miles, most are around 10.  The lead runners will carry a baton from the east coast to the west in a spectacular show of unity in our beautiful country. 

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There are 3 types of runners you can sign up for.  "Lead Runners" carry the baton and coordinate with the other runners on your stage to make sure things go smoothly.  You can also sign up as a "Support Runner".  There can be up to 10 support runners with the lead.  If you can't be there in person you can sign up as a "Virtual Runner" for any stage.  All registered runners receive a medal and GAR t-shirt.


The AACR is on a mission ​to prevent and cure ALL cancers. They are the first and largest cancer research organization in the world with a membership of more than 47,000 professionals residing in 127 countries working on the front lines of the effort to eradicate cancer.


Fight Cancer

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