The River Trail Relay is a 3 discipline event, a 5k run, 11 mile bike, and a kayak ride, taking place on May 20th, 2018. This event is team oriented, meaning that a three person team is the preferred method of entry. But don’t worry, if you don’t have a team, that’s ok, we will help you. The cost is $35.00 per event.
During the registration process, you will be asked for your team name. If you have a team already put together, please enter your team name. If you don’t have a team, don’t worry, we will find a team for you. Just put the word ‘Find’ in the team box and we will pair you with other individual participants looking for a team. If you only have 2 members on your team, we will find you a third.
Participants will NOT be able to do all three events due to the logistics of the event. However, one person can do both the run and the kayak. Cyclists can only participate in the bike portion.
The event will start with a shotgun start of the 5k, start line will be at the Riversport OKC Rapids building at the Boathouse Complex. Runners will proceed west down the North River Trail. Between Robinson and Walker, the runners will enter a small parking lot and ‘tag’ their cycling partner. Runners will then turn around and take the same route back to the Finish Line. Once they cross the finish line they will ‘tag’ their kayak partner.
Cyclists, once tagged, will exit their staging area and proceed west down the North River Trail. They will cross over the river on Portland, take 15th East to the Portland Parking Lot, and then enter the South River Trail. They will proceed East, exiting at the Central Avenue parking lot, under the bridge, south on Byers, then a right on to Central/Lincoln, and proceed north across the bridge, then a right into the Riversport complex and cross the finish line.
Kayakers, once tagged, will move to a staging area. When a kayak is available they will enter the Rapids course, complete the course, then exit and run to cross the finish line. The specifics of the kayak course are still in work, but this course will take approximately 20-30 mins to complete. Once set the course details will be posted. Kayaks will be provided for all to use and use of a personal kayak is not allowed.
This event will be professionally timed by DG Productions. We plan to provide prizes for the overall team winners, as well as the individual winners of each event, both men's and women's.
All participants will receive a t-shirt, food courtesy of Big Truck Tacos, and a beverage courtesy of Anthem Brewing Company, LLC.
Proceeds from this event will benefit three organizations:
1. Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority: This city organization is responsible for the area along the river from I-35 to Meridian.
2. OKCX: The Oklahoma Cycling Experience, whose primary focus is to improve children’s overall health through cycling.
3. Southmoore Band: The Marching Band of Southmoore High School.
Other sponsors include: Sorrell Insurance Agency, Celestial Cycles, Red Coyote Running and Fitness and MENT Apparel