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Course Description

The Reach The Beach (RTB) Relay is one of the oldest and longest running relay races in the United States. The RTB Relay will take place in picturesque New Hampshire during the start of the New England foliage season. The event will start at the Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH.

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Cannon is located in beautiful Franconia Notch State Park and is right off of I-93; an easy two and a half hour drive from downtown Boston, MA. From there, the course will take the teams through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, past fields, lakes, mountain top vistas, and the occasional covered bridge; ultimately finishing along the Atlantic coastline at Hampton Beach State Park NH.

Hampton Beach is located 1 hour from downtown Boston off of I-95 and is just 10 miles south of Portsmouth, NH. Its beautiful beaches and many state parks make it a major three-season tourist destination. The finish area at Hampton Beach State Park will host a post race party for all competitors, sponsors, volunteers, family and friends. There will also be provisions made for massage, music, food and fun.

Transition Areas

Transition Areas, or TAs, are the designated place for the runner relay exchange to take place. TA’s are numbered 1 through 36 and are identified in this way on the course maps and directions.

Vehicle Transition Areas (VTA) - General Description

Vehicle Transition Areas, or VTAs, are those TA locations where vehicle rotations take place from the first half and second half of your team; i.e., the first 6 runners (Van 1) and the next 6 runners (Van 2). These are the primary support locations for all teams. Each VTA will contain restroom facilities and/or port-o-johns, food and water/hydration stations, and larger parking locations for your vehicles (some locations can accommodate camping as well).
Though there will be restroom facilities at most transition areas, the VTA's were selected due to their ability to accommodate your entire team rather than an individual runner. Your team will be able to catch up on sleep and recover at these locations.
Food and beverages, if provided, have been done so at the expense and efforts of our volunteer community organizations. These are not complimentary. So, please show your gratitude accordingly. Note: If you have less than a 12 person team, then you may try to target some of the other, larger TA’s for rest and recovery. These include: TA7, TA11, TA14, TA16, TA25, and TA33.

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