8TH ANNUAL FLAMING FOLIAGE RELAY - QUAR-RUN-TEAM
Friday - Sunday September 11th - 13th
We are all disappointed and frustrated with how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected races. But we can still run safely if we are courteous and use our heads.
A regular Virtual Race is a race you run at a time and on a route of your choosing. A virtual relay race requires a bit more structure and good communications with your teammates.
HOW WILL A VIRTUAL FLAMING FOLIAGE RELAY WORK
Flexibility will be the name of the game this year. Teams will be categorized by the team size (number of runners on the team). Teams of a solo runner up to ten will be permitted. Teams will be required to run the number of legs equal to three times the number of people on their team. Smaller teams (up to five) will still be able to run as Ultra teams - running six legs times the number of people on their team.
Runners will be responsible for designing their own legs that match in length to their assigned legs in the relay. Teams can start when ever they want within the three day window. Teams just need to finish by Sunday so they can make sure their results are entered by midnight. We are working on a way via our online registration database to enable teams and runners to enter their times for each leg to make it easy for teams to keep track.
Runners on larger teams can run continuously, through the night, virtually handing off to the next runner on their team just like a normal relay experience. Smaller teams can build in down time so they also are recreating their relay experience to include night time legs. Smaller teams can just go for it and run their legs continuously and finish in a shorter amount of time. It's up to the teams to decide how they want to structure their virtual relay experience.
Teams should plan to run between the dates of Friday September 11th and Sunday September 13th. Results can be posted up to midnight on the 13th.
Each runner will be mailed a FFR bib, shirt, and finisher medal.
Hopefully, next year we'll be back to this: