HOPE Relay Details

HOPE Relay Overview

DATE: November 14, 2015

EVENTS: HOPE 40k Run Relay, HOPE 20k Run Relay and HOPE 5k

HOPE 40k Run Relay: The HOPE 40k Run Relay is a team relay event. Each team has up to 4 team members. Each team member will run the 10k (6.2 mile)course loop in order (participant 1, then 2, 3 and finish with participant 4). A slap bracelet will be exchanged between team members. Teams will have chip timing to record their official relay time (last runner needs to wear bib with chip).

Course Map will be updated on the Course Information page mid-August 2015.

HOPE 20k Run Relay: The HOPE 20k Run Relay is a team relay event. Each team has up to 4 team members. Each team member will run the 5k (3.1 mile) course loop in order (participant 1, then 2, 3 and finish with participant 4). A slap bracelet will be exchanged between team members. Teams will have chip timing to record their official relay time (last runner needs to wear bib with chip).

Course Map will be updated on the Course Information page mid-August 2015.

HOPE 5k: The HOPE 5k is a run or walk event. Participants run or walk the 5k (3.1 mile) course loop as an individual or team of any size. Chip timing is optional.

Course Map will be updated on the Course Information page mid-August 2015.

HISTORY: The Relay began in 2010 to provide funding for Project HOPE Foundation, the only non-profit provider of autism services in the Upstate South Carolina community. The concept of a team relay covering a long journey corresponds to the story of families living with autism, a lifelong diagnosis that requires a team of parents, grandparents, family members, therapists, teachers and the surrounding community. Thank you for participating in the Relay.

RULES – HOPE 40k Run Relay, HOPE 20k Run Relay and HOPE 5k:

  • Have fun.
  • Be honest with pace time (HOPE 40k Run Relay and HOPE 20k Run Relay).
  • Maximum overall team pace time is 9 minute average for HOPE 40k Run Relay and 15 minute average for HOPE 20k Run Relay (HOPE 40k Run Relay example, Runner 1 = 8 minute pace, Runner 2 = 10 minute pace, Runner 3 = 12 minute pace, Runner 4 = 6 minute pace). Add each runner’s pace time and divide by the total number of runners to get an overall average of 9 minutes).
  • HOPE 5k maximum pace time is 30 minutes per mile.
  • Be aware of surroundings.

DIVISIONS (only compete in one division):

HOPE 40k Run Relay and HOPE 20k Run Relay:

  • Overall Team Winners (Male, Female, Mixed) will be announced
  • Open Division (One or more under 30) – Male, Female, Mixed
  • Submasters Division (All team members 30 and over) – Male, Female, Mixed
  • Masters Division (All team members 40 and over) – Male, Female, Mixed
  • Senior Masters Division (All team members 50 and over) – Male, Female, Mixed
  • Super Senior Masters Division (All team members 60 and over) – Male, Female, Mixed

HOPE 5k:

  • Overall Winner (Male and Female) will be announced
  • Open Division (Under 30) – Male and Female
  • Submasters Division (30 – 39) – Male and Female
  • Masters Division (40 – 49) – Male and Female
  • Senior Masters Division (50 – 59) – Male and Female
  • Super Senior Masters Division (60 and over) – Male and Female

Packet Pick-Up sponsored by

  • Participants will be able to pick up race packets on Wednesday, November 11, at Whole Foods Market Greenville from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (1140 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC 29607) 864.335.2300.
  • Out-of-town participants or participants who cannot make it to packet pick up may get their packets on race day at check in.

Start Line

Start Summary

The HOPE 40k Run Relay, HOPE 20k Run Relay and HOPE 5k starts are located at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, Downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

  • HOPE 40k Run Relay Start waves begin at 7:20 AM and continue through 7:40 AM.
  • HOPE 20k Run Relay Start waves begin at 7:50 AM and continue through 8:40 AM.
  • HOPE 5k Start waves begin at 8:50 a.m. and continue through 9:15 a.m.
  • Parking is available off of Academy Street and Westfield Street in front of the Kroc Center in grass parking lot.

Check In Procedures

  • HOPE 40k Run Relay and HOPE 20k Run Relay – One representative from each team is required for check in. The representative does not have to be the team captain. Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes in advance of team start time. If your team has not received its packet on November 11, then please arrive 60 minutes in advance of team start time to collect necessary materials (race numbers, shirts, and slap bracelet), and check in.
  • HOPE 5k – Each individual participant is required for check in (teams can have one representative check in for entire team similar to Run Relays). Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes in advance of start time. If you or your team has not received its packet on November 11, then please arrive 60 minutes in advance of team start time to collect necessary materials (race numbers and shirts), and check in.

Photography

  • Team photos will be provided at Start at the Kroc Center in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

Finish Line

Finish Summary

The finish line is located at the Kroc Center in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

Finishing as a Team (HOPE Run Relays)

Teammates often cross the finish line with their “anchor” who is officially finishing the race. We will provide a specific point at which the team will begin to run together. Please enjoy this fun aspect to end your day.

Award Ceremony

  • All participants receive medals at finish line.
  • Awards will be given to first place finishers in each division and in each classification.
  • Awards will be given to Best Costume, Best Name, Best Fundraising Individual, Best Fundraising Team, and Best Participant Recruiter.