river relay 50k
april 22nd 2023
The Schuylkill River Relay is a rain or shine, 50K race that starts and finishes at Lock 60 on the Schuylkill Canal in Mont Clare, Pennsylvania (adjacent to Phoenixville). The course extends all the way to Conshohocken and back again. The Relay is divided into six, five to six mile legs. Aid stations occur at the transition points.
Runners can compete as individuals or in teams of 3 or 6 members. Teams are assigned timing bracelets on race day.
Your race registration includes:
50k individual (Ultra) or team race that starts and finishes at beautiful Lock 60 in Mont Clare, PA. Course extends all the way to Conshohocken and back again. This race is divided into 6 legs that are 5-6 miles each. Aid stations occur at transition points.
Race starts in waves according to estimated finish time/
Chip (bracelet) timed course. Runners pick up their bracelets on race day.
Live music, fresh Sly Fox Beer, yard games and Food trucks await you at the finish line.
Fully supported course.
Score upgraded swag when you support our race charity at a $20 level at checkout. Proceeds go to the Schuylkill Canal Association. We know after a 50k race, you need a shower, and a beer, and we have the solution for you!
srt ale beer
golden ale - 4.8%
Over 21 runners can savor the day with a cold can of SRT Ale!
Brewed in the vibrant communities of Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pennsylvania's Sly Fox beer has become synonymous with outdoor adventure and the active lifestyle. The Sly Fox adventure is a commitment to brew authentic styles of beer with excellence while continuing to support outdoor lifestyles and organizations.
RACE COURSE & packet pickup
Start and finish along the Schuylkill Canal in Mont Clare, Pennsylvania at St. Michael's Park.
This race begins in waves, starting at 7:30 am. Your start time is based on your self-declared finishing estimate and must be provided at registration. Runners who expect a longer finish time start first. All runners will be through the start line and on the course by 10:45 am.
Each ultra runner and team will be issued a chipped timed tri-bracelet on race day morning.
Relay & Ultra Aid stations will be available at each transition point staffed and marked by 'SRT 50K' banners.
Teams must have a reliable and safe vehicle between transition points.
Have fun and be safe because the Schuylkill River Trail is open to the public during this race.
Be sure to have a designated driver.
Runners follow the Schuylkill River Trail through scenic Montgomery County and Valley Forge National Park all the way to Conshohocken. This year, the turnaround point will be at Stoddard Ave and Harry St- Immediately next to the SEPTA Conshochocken Train Station. Download course map here.
Pick up your Ultra or teams packet early, join us Thursday Night at Sly Fox in Kimberton from 6p-9p and stick around for a beer or dinner!
Race day beginning at 7:00 am under the pavilion at St. Michael's.
Start, finish and festival parking at: Saint Michael's Grove 400 Jacobs Street, Mont Clare PA 19403 GPS- 40°08'25.5"N 75°30'30.0"W
This lot will fill up depending on week of weather, please do not park in the neighboring streets, there is parking across the river in Phoenixville, at longford dog park, and several shopping centers, ditch your cars in a one central spot and bring one car to the after party.
Given for fastest 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams of 3 and 6 in male, female, and coed. Masters category to teams of 40+ As well as overall Ultras Male Female 1,2,3
LEGS + DISTANCES
SCHUYLKILL RIVER RELAY 50K FAQ
Q: What is the time limit for completing this race?
A: All runners have 8 hours to complete the course.
Q: What if I have 5 members or 2 - or 4?
A: Due to logistics and timing, only registration for solo runners, 3 and 6 person relay teams is allowed. If, for example, you are a team of 5, you should register for the 6 person team and one team member will run two legs of the relay.
Q: Where are the water stops located on this race?
A: Water stations are located at transition points. This is because of the limited number of drive-up access points along the SRT. Runners must carry water with them for each leg. At each transition point, there will be water, as well as bananas, snacks, candy, and port-a-potties.
Q: How does pricing work?
A: Pricing is per team. Team captains pay for each team. Teammates then sign up using a special password at no additional cost. This allows team captains to set their own price points.
Q: Where are the relay hand-offs?
A: All transitions will be mapped out and sent to teams prior to race day. There will be 3 transition points for this out and back: Pawlings Road Trailhead, River Front Park in Norristown, and Conshocken Train Station. Please note: Pawlings Road and River Front park are active roads in each direction.
A: Teams are required to provide their own transportation to transition points. Points are mentioned above and mapped out here.
Q: Where should I stay?
A: Looking for a hotel, B&B or weekend package? Contact Marc right now for recommendations on where to stay and how to make it a weekend getaway!
A: Strollers are not allowed for this race. The Schuylkill River Trail is NOT closed to public use during this relay race. You will encounter walkers, other runners, and bikers on the trail. Use caution and adhere to the directional rules of the trail.
Q: Is the trail closed to public use?
A: No, the trail is NOT closed to public use during this race. You will encounter walkers, other runners, and bikers on the trail. Use caution and adhere to the directional rules of the trail.
Q: How can I get my hands on a race t-shirt?
A: There is a 'guaranteed shirt size' cut-off date of March 1st. After that, shirts will only be available in listed sizes.
Q: Does every runner receive a set of three medals?
A: Each runner receives the neck medal. Ultras get a custom belt buckle!
Q: What are the race awards and categories?
A: Each runner from winning and place finishing teams will be awarded a prized race baton. Teams of 3 or 6 runners will be divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for Male, Female and Co-ed Teams. We've added a Masters category for one team in each relay team size (3 and 6 runners), all runners must be 40plus for the Masters category.
Q: Gear Drop?
A: Ultra runners can arrange to have gear dropped off at Riverfront Park transition point. If you know you will need shoes, goo or another must have item to complete the race, you'll need to deposit it to the check-in desk (at the Pavilion) at 7:00 A.M. Items should be bagged with names clearly displayed. Gear Drop bags will be brought back to the finish as soon as we can after the race, but it does take time.