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Reach the Beach Relay

September 14-15, 2018: The 20th annual REACH THE BEACH NEW HAMPSHIRE RELAY is one of the longest distance running relay races in the United States. 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.