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2017 Dick Beardsley 4 Person Relay Official Information

Thank you for choosing to participate in the Dick Beardsley Marathon 4-Person Relay. Please review the following information before Saturday, September 9th to ensure a smooth race day experience.

1. Where are the three relay exchange stations and how should I get there on race day?

The Relay Exchange locations are listed and linked below. You may use your own vehicle to get to the Relay Exchange locations. 4-Person Exchange #1 (approximately mile 6) is located just past the Long Bridge Marina.

The address is 1500 South Shore Drive. There is parking located at the Long Bridge Marina or in the parking lot near there.


4-Person Exchange #2 and 2-Person Exchange #1(approximately mile 13) is located at Trinity Lutheran Church.

The address is 1401 Madison Avenue in Detroit Lakes. This location is about one mile from the Start/Finish Line, so it can be walked to, if needed. There is plenty of available parking in the parking lots of the church or Detroit Lakes High School across the street.


4-Person Exchange #3 (approximately mile 20) is back at the Long Bridge location….same as #1 above.


Leg #1 = 6.0 miles; Leg #2 = 7 miles; Leg #3 = 7 miles; and Leg #4 = 6.2 miles.

  • Relay Runner #1 starts the race at the official starting line on Washington Ave
  • Relay Runner #2 & #4 report to exchange station at the Long Bridge
  • Relay runner #3 reports to the exchange station at Trinity Lutheran Church.
2. How do I find my relay teammate at the relay exchange stations?

All relay participants should determine an estimated time it will take to run their individual legs. Also, you should try to remember the color of your teammate’s running attire or all wear the same uniform.

3. Can our team meet up to run into the finish line together?

Yes, this is okay by us! We would recommend that your team meet up with the last team member along Washington Avenue and finish together. We do ask, however, that you be very careful to not interfere with the other individual runners who will be finishing at the same time. To that extent, we prefer that relay teams be aware of anyone trying to pass them as they work to get to the finish line. No “human chains” are allowed.

4. Who is in charge at the relay exchange stations?

The relay stations are managed by a team of RELAY MARSHALS. The marshals will be wearing bright safety vests and will have megaphones.

5. Will there be any water at the relay exchange stations?

The three relay stations will provide bottled water for the runners finishing their legs at the exchange station.

Miscellaneous Race Day Tips:
  • Each relay runner will have a Bib-Tag, which must be worn for an official finish time. There is no bracelet or device to exchange.
  • There will be Port-A-Potties available at each exchange.