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The new Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Trail Relay, presented by UPMC Health Plan, will challenge relay teams of eight runners to tackle 24 legs of varying distances within a 48 hour period along the 150-mile trail from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh. The race is the first of its kind for western Pennsylvania and will provide an opportunity for runners to experience the trail in a unique way. 

P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon) and the Allegheny Trail Alliance (ATA) have scheduled the inaugural GAP Trail Relay for October 12-13, 2018.  Organization and preparation for the GAP Relay will be done in collaboration with the ATA and its member groups.

The two-day event will challenge teams of 8 to begin the relay in Cumberland, Maryland on Friday, October 12 and cross the finish line in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 13 before enjoying the post-race party at South Shore Riverfront Park. 

Each relay team member will receive a commemorative medal, long sleeve tech tee featuring custom artwork and swag bag including the trail’s official TrailGuide guidebook. 

Event Outline

Teams of runners leap-frog each other as they run the along the Great Allegheny Passage from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA.  

  • Start Friday, October 12 (Cumberland, MD)
  • Teams will be divided into two groups traveling in separate vans
  • Each participant will run three legs, of varying distances, with one person serving as an alternate runner to relieve an injured runner or take the place of a teammate in need of relief
  • Finish Saturday, October 13 (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Post-Race Party at South Shore Riverfront Park

Individual relay leg time limits have not yet been finalized and may change the overall time allowed for completion of the relay.

Registration fees

Team Captain - Team of 8 - Register your Team

Teams of 8 doing 24 legs at 3 legs each - NOTE to Team Captain: If you are running on the team please register yourself below under Team Member Registration - Team of 8 once you have set up and paid for your team. Minimum age to participate is 13.

  1. $900.00
    Mar 12 - Sep 30
    Register

Team Member Registration - Team of 8

You will need your Team Name and Password to register. Please ask your Team Captain for this information. Minimum age to participate is 13.

  1. Sign up below and Join your Team
    Mar 12 - Sep 30
    Register

Team Captain - ULTRA Team of 4 - Register your Team

Ultra with teams of 4 doing 24 legs at 6 legs each - NOTE to Team Captain: If you are running on the team please register yourself below under Team Member Registration - ULTRA Team of 4 once you have set up and paid for your team. Minimum age to participate is 13.

  1. $600.00
    Mar 12 - Sep 30
    Register

Team Member Registration - ULTRA Team of 4

You will need your Team Name and Password to register. Please ask your Team Captain for this information. Minimum age to participate is 13.

  1. Sign up below and Join your Team
    Mar 12 - Sep 30
    Register

4-Pack - Team of 4 - Register your Team

Your 4-Pack will be paired with another 4-Pack to complete the challenge running 3 legs each - You must register all four team members at time of payment. Minimum age to participate is 13.

  1. $500.00
    Mar 12 - Sep 30
    Register

Partnership Information

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Contact Information

Event Location

13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD, USA

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