HEARTLAND RELAY 200 ULTRA TEAMS

6 x 6 Ultra Teams
6 x 1 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 and the mileage, not when legs are run.

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
5.1
255 -589 -102 Moderate
2
2
6.2
 782  -332  194 Hard
3
3
4.0
 341  -246  9 Easy
4
4
3.3
 279  -304  32 Easy 
5
5
3.4
 249  -311  -55 Easy
6
6
6.1
 453  -130  143  Moderate
 
Total
 28.1 2359 -1921  221  

 

Runner
Leg 2
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
7
3.0
118 -130 -12 Easy
2
8
5.6
 210  -262  -52 Moderate
3
9
4.1
 177  -212  -35 Easy 
4
10
6.1
 362  -325  37 Moderate 
5
11
8.4
 496  -542  -46 Hard
6
12
6.8
 330  -270  60 Moderate
 
Total
 34.0  1693 -1741 -48  

 

Runner
Leg 3
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
13
4.0
162 -210 -48 Easy
2
14
5.6
 256  -221  35 Moderate
3
15
8.3
 391  -479  -88 Hard
4
16
3.6
 53  -149  -96 Easy
5
17
12.8
 596  -461  135 Very Hard
6
18
6.9
 143  -381  -238 Moderate 
 
Total
 41.2  1602 -1902 -300  

 

Runner
Leg 4
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
19
6.4
352 -249 103 Moderate
2
20
9.3
 526  -471  55 Hard
3
21
7.9
 326  -465  -139 Hard
4
22
5.8
 72  -93  -22 Moderate 
5
23
5.7
 239  -203  36 Moderate
6
24
6.9
 176  -230  -54 Moderate
 
Total
 42.0  1690 -1711 -21  

 

Runner
Leg 5
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
25
5.0
184 -140 45 Moderate
2
26
3.9
 157  -133  24 Easy
3
27
3.7
 197  -123  74 Easy
4
28
6.0
 196  -322  -125  Moderate
5
29
4.2
 133  -127  6  Easy
6
30
4.9
 105  -77  27  Easy
   Total 27.7  972 -921 51  

 

Runner
Leg 6
Leg
Miles
+ Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Rating
1
31
7.2
255 -251 3 Moderate
2
32
5.5
 347  -227  120  Moderate
3
33
4.1
 59  -222  -164  Easy
4
34
3.5
 60  -66  -6  Easy
5
35
4.6
 81  -88  -7  Easy
6
36
4.2
 136  -124  12  Easy
 
Total
29.1  937 -979  -42  

 

Leg Summaries
Runner
Total
Miles
Total
Elevation
Gain
Total
Elevation
Loss
Total
Net
Elevation
Overall
Difficulty Ranking
1 - 6
Easiest to Hardest
1
30.6
1326 -1569 -11 2
2
36.1
 2278  -1646  375  5
3
32.0
 1490  -1747  -343  4
4
28.3
 1021  -1259  -180  1
5
39.1
 1795  -1732  69  6
6
35.8
 1343  -1212  -50  2
Total
 201.8  9252 -9165 -139  

6 x 1

  • 6 x 1 Ultra teams need only one vehicle (see Rules).
  • In order to keep the mileage relatively even, 6 x 1 Ultra team exchanges are made at Exchange Points 5, 10, 16, 22, and 30.
  • 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 along their route to refuel (water, energy bars, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Ultra 6x1 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.

All other rules apply.

 

Runner
Miles
Exchange
+Elev
- Elev
Net Elev
Total Miles
1
1-8
36.5
2687
-2304 157
36.5
2
9-12 34.9 1784
-1780  3 71.4
3
13-17
31.7
1183
-1470  -287
103.1
4
18-21
35.1
1514
 -1481  32
138.2
5
22-28
34.5
1148
 -1151  -2
172.7
6
29-36
29.1 937
 -979  -42
201.8
   
201.8
9252 -9165 -139  

Heartland Relay 6x1 Leg Profiles coming soon

Leg 1

 

 

Leg 2

 

 

Leg 3

 

 

Leg 4

 

 

Leg 5

 

 

Leg 6

 

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 5:00 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 Sunday. 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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