The Palmetto70 Relay
Moncks Corner to Charleston
March 25, 2017
Limited to the first 40 teams
What? The Palmetto70 Relay is a unique, one-day relay adventure in which you and five friends run 70(ish) scenic miles through the heart of the LowCountry. The Palmetto70 Relay is a 12 leg event that follows roughly that last third of the Palmetto200 course. It begins in Moncks Corner in the Francis Marion Forest and ends at Patriots Point just outside of Charleston.
When? The Palmetto70 Relay will be held March 25, 2017. The first flight of teams will start the 70 mile relay around 4:30 am on Saturday, March 25th. Over the next hour, additional sets of teams will depart on their journey through the Low Country to Patriots Point. Palmetto70 teams will begin arriving at Patriots Point around 3:00 pm that afternoon. Palmetto70 teams will be treated with additional camaraderie on the road from teams that are running the Palmetto200 starting in Columbia, SC on Friday March 24th. The Palmetto200 teams will begin arriving at Patriots Point as early as noon.
How? Teams for the Palmetto70 Relay are generally made up of 2 to 6 people who split 12 legs. For instance, each person of a 6 person relay team will run two legs over distances varying from 3 – 10 miles. Each team will provide their own support vehicle to drop off and pick up runners at designated exchange zones along the 70 mile route.
Who? The Palmetto70 Relay is great fun for everyone - you don't have to be an ultra runner to enjoy it. For a six person team the distances and training are similar to that of running just a little more than a 10K.