Pile teams into vans or cars and tag team 170-ish miles, day and night, relay-style over two days and one night. Only one runner hits the road at a time. Each participant runs three times, with each leg ranging between 3-13 miles and varying in difficulty. Runners average about 17 total miles, with some of the shorter runner positions totalling 11 miles and some of the longer runner positions totalling 24 miles. Ultra-runners take on 6 legs each, and average a full marathon (26+ miles).
While one person is running, the rest of your teammates are on support duty in your race vehicles. Teams of 10 require two vehicles (Runners 1-5 in Vehicle One and 6 -10 in Vehicle Two). Vehicle One's runners will cover the first five legs. As each runner begins, the crew in the vehicle can drive ahead, cheer their runner on and meet them at the exchange point to pick them up and drop off the next runner. After the first 5 legs, Vehicle Two gets their chance to shine and starts putting in the miles.
Once your vehicle’s runners finish the five legs, you can enjoy downtime, get food, maybe sleep, and then drive ahead to the major exchange point to wait for your other vehicle to finish their five legs. All that stuff above? Yeah… you get to do it two more times.