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Charity Relay FAQs

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Here are the most commonly asked questions about the Charity Relay.

REGISTRATION

  • When is the Charity Relay?
    The Charity Relay is scheduled for March 9, 2014, the same day as the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon.  The Charity Relay will take place in conjunction with the ASICS LA Marathon and follow the same course and start times.
  • What is the entry fee for the Charity Relay?
    Each team entry into the Charity Relay is $250. The team entry includes entry fees for both runners.
  • If I am already registered for the ASICS LA Marathon, can I switch to the Charity Relay?
    No, participants will not be allowed to switch between the ASICS LA Marathon and the Charity Relay.
  • If I register for the Charity Relay, can I switch to the ASICS LA Marathon?
    No, participants will not be allowed to switch between the Charity Relay and the ASICS LA Marathon.
  • If I register for the Charity Relay, can I run the full marathon?
    No, participants in the Charity Relay cannot run the full marathon.  Participants running the first leg will not be allowed to continue past the Exchange Zone and complete the full marathon.  Participants running the second leg must begin in the Exchange Zone and will not be allowed to start the race at Dodger Stadium.
  • I am registered for the ASICS LA Marathon, can I run a leg of my friend’s Charity Relay team?
    No, participants are only permitted to participate in one event.
  • Can I run on more than one Charity Relay team?
    No, participants are only permitted to run on one Charity Relay team.
  • Where can I register my team for the Charity Relay?
    Charity Relay registrations are handled through our ASICS LA Marathon Official Charities.  You must contact the charity you would like to run for in order to get registered.  For a list of Official Charities, please Click Here.
  • Am I required to fundraise to participate in the Charity Relay team?
    Yes, a minimum donation commitment is required by each charity participating in the Charity Relay.  The donation commitment varies per charity.  For a list of Official Charities, Click Here.
  • My team is no longer able to participate in the Charity Relay.  Can I get a refund, donate my entry or transfer my entry to someone else?
    No.  Per our official event rules and guidelines: Sale, transfer, or duplication of team entry/bib is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events. All entry fees are non-refundable and cannot be deferred toward a future event.

COURSE

  • What is the course for the Charity Relay?
    The course for Charity Relay is the same as the course for the ASICS LA Marathon.  Click Here to view a course map.  The course is a net downhill course that runs from Dodger Stadium to Ocean Ave in Santa Monica.
  • How long is each leg of the Charity Relay?
    Each leg of the Charity Relay is approximately 13.1 miles. (subject to change)
  • Is there a time limit to complete the Charity Relay?
    Yes.  Streets reopen to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at approximately a 14:30 minute per mile pace.  The participant running the first leg of the Charity Relay must be able to keep a 14:30 minute per mile pace and complete the first leg in 3:10.  The Finish Line will close 8 hours after the start of the race. Please note that second leg participants who cross the Marathon Finish Line after 8:00:00 are not guaranteed to be recognized as Official Finishers and are not guaranteed a medal or a finishing time.
  • Can walkers participate in the Charity Relay?
    Yes.  If the participant is walking the first leg of the Charity Relay, they must be able to keep a 14:30 minute per mile pace and complete the first leg in 3:10 (approximately 13.1 miles).  The Finish Line will close 8 hours after the start of the race. Please note that second leg participants who cross the Marathon Finish Line after 8:00:00 are not guaranteed to be recognized as Official Finishers and are not guaranteed a medal or a finishing time.
  • How many Aid Stations are on the course?
    There are 25 Aid Stations on the course.  Water will be provided at 25 locations along the course (approximately at each mile) and electrolyte at 12 stations (every odd mile starting at mile 3). 
  • What electrolyte will you be offering on the course?
    TBA
  • Is there food available on the course?
    TBA

LOGISTICS

  • I am running the first leg of the Charity Relay, how do I get to the Start Line at Dodger Stadium?
    Participants running the first leg of the Charity Relay have two options for getting to the Start Line at Dodger Stadium, getting dropped off at Dodger Stadium or taking a complimentary shuttle to Dodger Stadium.  For more information about complimentary shuttles to Dodger Stadium, Click Here.
  • I am running the second leg of the Charity Relay, where do I go?
    Participants running the second leg of the Charity Relay will need to go directly to the Exchange Zone (Sunset Blvd between Ogden Dr and Orange Grove Ave) to meet the first leg runner.
  • I am running the second leg of the Charity Relay, how do I get to the Exchange Zone?
    Participants can be dropped off at the Exchange Zone or take a special shuttle for second leg participants leaving from Santa Monica.  Shuttles for the second leg participants will leave from Santa Monica City Hall at 7:00am and 7:30am.  A race bib is required to board the shuttle.
  • I am running the first leg of the Charity Relay, how do I get to the Finish area after I finish my leg?
    Participants running the first leg of the Charity Relay will be shuttled from the Exchange Zone to the Finish Line in Santa Monica.
  • Where is the Exchange Zone located?
    The Exchange Zone is located on Sunset Blvd between Ogden Dr and Orange Grove Ave.
  • Will the Charity Relay be timed?
    Yes.
  • Will I be able to view my split time for my leg of the Charity Relay?
    No.  Both team members will receive one finish time based on their net time (time elapsed between the first leg crossing the start line and the second leg crossing the finish line).  Clocks will be located in the Exchange Zone, however, splits for individual relay legs will not be provided so please plan accordingly.
  • Can my teammate and I cross the Finish Line together?
    No, the team member running the second leg of the Charity Relay will be the only member to cross the Finish Line.