That's a wrap on The Great American Relay 2020!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the inaugural Great American Relay! We are now planning the 2021 race. Look for registration to open in May 2021. I hope you can join us!

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.

Hear What People Are Saying

Best in person race of 2020. I am excited for next year.

Matt B.

A truly wonderful and joyful experience following the race from start to finish and what a gift to participate in the final leg!

Suzanne B.

This is the first in person running event since was very welcomed and offered great relief!


It was my first road race and my lead runner made it the most enjoyable experience. Thank you again for all your hard work, Vince Varallo.


Thank you for lasting memories and we all look forward to next year!!

Matthew P.

This event was a ray of sunshine in these dark times we were all faced with, secondly I would like to say that it was an honor an a blessing to be a part of this awesome event and I look forward to years to come! Thank you!!

Branden W.
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!


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. 


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.

Safety Guidelines

Please review our Safety Guidelines to ensure your own and others safety while on the relay.

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