September 13-14, 2019: The 21st annual Reach the Beach relay is one of the longest distance running relay races in the United States. Now sponsored by Reebok, the race is known officially as the Reebok Ragnar Reach the Beach. The race starts at the Bretton Woods ski area, and finishes at Hampton Beach. The relay consists of several twelve-person teams that rotate through 36 transition areas as they cover the approximate 200 mile distance of the race. Each relay team member runs three legs of varying lengths and difficulty and covers an average total distance of about 16.6 miles – about 60% of a marathon’s distance. The runners rotate in a set order once the race begins, and are obligated to follow the rotation until the final runner Reaches the Beach! The race reaches its halfway point just before passing Weirs Beach on Parade Road (Route 106) during the races’ 17th leg.