What's it all about?
The American Odyssey Relay Run Adventure is best suited for teams of 12 runners. Each runner runs 3 legs of the 36 segment course. But teams with fewer than 12 runners may certainly participate too! They'll just need to run more miles. In any event, it's best if the number on the team can be divided into 36 without any remainder. For those of you not conversant in arithmetic, that's 12, 9, 6, 4 or 3, though teams have run in the past with 11, 10 and 8 runners.
So what if you don't have 11 nutty friends ready to join you and commit (or be committed?) No problem. You can sign up your team with fewer than 12 and add the rest as they join!
Have more questions? Visit our FAQs page
For our 2012 video, we focused on the finish line. Take a look!
The next best thing to actually running American Odyssey Relay is watching the video!
What Some of our Runners Have to Say...
AOR made Bourbon Chase look boring and unorganized, despite the free alcohol offered at many of the repetitive loops through the distilleries. It also made Ragnar look crowded and overly formal about rules.
There's something energizing about running along the Towpath in pitch-black darkness with only a distant taillight to follow and yay!, overtake a couple of miles in.
Elizabeth from DC Road Runners
Thank you and everyone who volunteered for the AOR. It was an incredible event and so well organized. Our team appreciates everything that everyone did and is still doing for the event.
This was a life changing event for most of us on the our team and we had a great time!
Caroline S., Sandhills Striders
The volunteers are awesome! Thank you to each and every one that help to make this race so memorable. I have 2 medals from AOR in my collection and I think out of all the accomplishments that I have for running that these mean the most to me. Thanks again to Bob, Kelly, and everyone that makes this race happen. Looking forward to next time.. just as soon as I can get off my couch.
I can tell you with 100% confidence that my team and myself had an amazing time and we are all still talking about it. For all of us who are experienced runners it was agreed that it was a top running experiences ever!
We will back next year for sure.
Best race ever...most fun I have ever had!!!!