GREEN MOUNTAIN RELAY ULTRA TEAMS

6 x 6 Ultra Teams
Super Ultra Teams

6 x 6

  • 6 x 6 Ultra teams are permitted one vehicle (see Rules).
  • Competitive 6 x 6 Ultra teams run their legs in rotation, staying in order for the whole race, running the same legs and using the same exchanges as the 12-person teams. Thus each runner runs 6 times.

COMPETITIVE

Ultra teams (4 - 6 runners) have five competitive categories to choose from. Competitive means that the team keeps their running order, switching runners each leg of the race, in rotation, in the same order.

  • Men's - all men
  • Women's - all women
  • Mixed - minimum of 50% women
  • Open - any combination of gender
  • Masters - all team members over 40

NON-COMPETITIVE

The Helter Skelter category is available for Ultra teams and is a non-competitive category. Whereas competitive teams must follow the standard relay rules of keeping the running order of their team intact, the Helter Skelter category is for teams that choose to have their runners run in any order they want. No awards are given in the Helter Skelter category.

LEG CHART

Each individual leg's rating is based on its difficulty due to the elevation gain/loss as the mileage speaks for itself. The "Overall Difficulty Ranking" takes into account both mileage and the each leg's rating.

To get an idea of how much fun a 6x6 team can be, here is an article from a 6x6 team member during the 2005 Wild West Relay that was published in the Denver Post.

Runner
Leg 1
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
1
4.5
236
-218
18
E
2
2
5.8
284
-248
36
E
3
3
7.9
759
-521
238
H
4
4
6.6
633
-657
-24
H
5
5
8.2
1,080
-1,095
-15
VH
6
6
4.0
109
-407
-297
E
 
Total
36.9
3,102
-3,146
-43
 

 

Runner
Leg 2
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
7
5.3
305
-190
115
E
2
8
7.2
512
-453
59
H
3
9
6.8
727
-613
114
H
4
10
6.4
498
-235
262
M
5
11
9.9
665
-594
71
H
6
12
5.7
327
-469
-143
M
 
Total
41.2
3,034
-2,555
479
 

 

Runner
Leg 3
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
13
4.2
208
-246
-37
E
2
14
3.6
131
-212
-81
E
3
15
5.1
436
-422
14
M
4
16
4.0
354
-247
107
M
5
17
6.7
845
-93
752
VH
6
18
5.0
79
-572
-493
M
 
Total
28.5
2,053
-1,792
261
 

 

Runner
Leg 4
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
19
6.6
209
-509
-299
M
2
20
3.9
347
-111
236
M
3
21
5.7
437
-428
9
H
4
22
6.8
438
-416
22
M
5
23
6.7
1,315
-262
1,053
VH
6
24
4.3
125
-954
-829
H
 
Total
34.0
2,872
-2,681
191
 

 

Runner
Leg 5
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
25
2.1
225
-289
-64
M
2
26
4.9
361
-469
-108
M
3
27
4.4
230
-164
66
E
4
28
2.9
197
-309
-112
E
5
29
4.4
615
-50
565
H
6
30
5.4
669
-434
235
H
   
Total
2,297
-1,715
581
 

 

Runner
Leg 6
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
31
5.4
169
-1,164
-995
H
2
32
6.8
185
-464
-280
M
3
33
5.7
377
-306
71
M
4
34
5.1
436
-238
197
M
5
35
4.7
272
-444
-172
M
6
36
5.2
584
-493
90
H
 
Total
32.9
2,022
-3,111
-1,089
 

 

Leg Summaries
Runner
Total
Miles
Total
Elevation
Gain
Total
Elevation
Loss
Total
Net
Elevation
Overall
Difficulty Ranking
1 - 12
Easiest to Hardest
1
28.0
1,354
-2,616
-1,262
1
2
32.1
1,820
-1,957
-138
2
3
35.6
2,966
-2,453
513
5
4
31.8
2,555
-2,103
452
4
5
40.7
4,793
-2,540
2,253
6
6
29.6
1,893
-3,330
-1,437
3
Total
197.7
15,380
-15,000
380
 

Super Ultra Teams

A Super Ultra team is the category for individuals who would like to run the relay solo, or in a 2 or 3-person team. In order for these teams to start at the earliest scheduled wave of 5:30 AM, they must maintain an average pace of 10:30/mile. Otherwise, these teams will need to start at a time that they'll reach the finish by 4:30 PM on Saturday. Super Ultra teams can decide on their own how legs will be distributed with-in the team. Contact Us for more details.

  • Super Ultra teams need only one vehicle, however solo runners can have more (see Rules). Check with race director
  • Super Ultra team vans are not allowed, for any reason, to pace their runners. However, the vans can arrange to meet a runner at any Exchange Point or pullout along their route to support their runner (water, energy bars, etc.)
  • Super Ultra Team runners may have a pacer on foot. ALL pacers must have a light and wear a reflective vest from dusk to dawn. ALL pacers must follow all runner rules.
  • Super Ultra teams may also have a bicycle pace/assist them between sunset and sunrise. A reflective vest and front and back lights on the bicycle are required.
  • Super Ultra teams can discuss with the Race Director to make arrangements to start early. The goal is to have Super Ultra Teams finish during the time period other teams are finishing.

All other rules apply.

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