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Schuylkill River Relay and Ultra runners start in waves beginning at the Tow Path Road near Saint Michael's Park.

Waves begin at 7:30 A.M. All runners will be on-course by 10:30 A.M. Teams will be assigned a start time based on expected completion. 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.




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.

Q: Transportation? 

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!

Q: Strollers?   

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 halfway 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.  

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