HOPE Relay Overview

DATE: November 4, 2017

EVENTS: HOPE 20k Run Relay, HOPE 5k and HOPE Boot Camp 5k

HOPE 20k Run Relay: The HOPE 20k Run Relay is a team relay event. Each of the 4 team members (team may consist of 1,2, 3 or 4 members) will run the 5k (3.1 mile) course loop individually, exchanging a slap bracelet between the runner who is completing the loop and the next participant. To record the team’s official time, the last runner must wear the designated bib with a timing chip in it.

A Course Map may be found at 2017 Hope Relay Map

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.

A Course Map may be found at 2017 Hope Relay Map

HOPE Boot Camp 5k: The HOPE Boot Camp 5k is a team relay event. Each of the 4 team members (team may consist of 1,2, 3 or 4 members) will run the 5k (3.1 mile) course loop together and staged throughout the course will be 5 team activity stations to complete before moving along the course. Team activity station exercises posted at https://hoperelay.org/blog/. Video coming soon showing the team activity exercises.

To record the team’s official time, one of the team members must wear the designated bib for the final runner.

A Course Map may be found at 2017 Hope Relay Map

HISTORY: The HOPE Relay began in 2010 to provide funding for Project HOPE Foundation, the only nonprofit provider dedicated to developing a lifespan of autism services in South Carolina. The concept of a team relay 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 this event.

RULES – HOPE 20k Run Relay, HOPE 5k and HOPE Boot Camp 5k:

  • Have fun.
  • Be honest with pace time***
    • HOPE 20k Run Relay – maximum team pace time is 15 minute average per runner
    • HOPE 5k – maximum individual pace time is 30 minutes per mile
    • HOPE Boot Camp 5k – maximum team pace time is 30 minutes per mile
  • Be aware of surroundings.

*We want to be sure that all participants can complete the course during the time allotted for volunteer support.

**Run Relays: To calculate average team pace time, add each runner’s pace time and divide by the total number of runners to get an overall average. (ex: Runner 1 = 8 minute pace, Runner 2 = 10 minute pace, Runner 3 = 12 minute pace, Runner 4 = 6 minute pace, would = 9 minute team average pace).

DIVISIONS (only compete in one division):

HOPE 20k Run Relay:

  • Overall 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 Boot Camp 5k:

  • Male Overall Team Winner and Female Overall Team Winner
  • Masters Overall Team Winner

Gear Pick-Up (NEW LOCATION AND NEW DAY – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3)

Hartness, 300 Smith Road, Greenville, SC 29615.

  • Participants will be able to pick up race packets on Friday, November 3, at Hartness from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (300 Smith Road, Greenville, SC 29615).
  • 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 20k Run Relay, HOPE 5k and HOPE Boot Camp 5k starts are located at Hartness, Greenville, South Carolina.

  • HOPE 20k Run Relay Start waves begin at 7:30 AM and continue through 8:30 AM.
  • HOPE Boot Camp 5k Start is at 8:50 AM.
  • HOPE 5k Start waves begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue through 9:40 a.m.
  • Participant Parking is available at Hartness.  Please make sure you arrive from the Pelham Road entrance so our parking volunteers can help direct you where to park.

Check In Procedures

  • HOPE 20k Run Relay and HOPE Boot Camp 5k – 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 able to pick up its packet on November 3, then please arrive 60 minutes in advance of team start time to collect necessary materials (race numbers and goodies), and check in.
  • HOPE 5k – Individual or one representative from 5k team may come to 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 able to pick up its packet on November 3, then please arrive 60 minutes in advance of team start time to collect necessary materials (race numbers and goodies), and check in.

Photography

  • Team photos will be provided at the start at Hartness, Greenville, South Carolina.

Finish Line

Finish Summary

The finish line is located at Hartness, 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 the 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.