Reach The Beach consists of 12-person standard teams and 6-person ultra teams that will rotate through 36 transition areas as they cover the approximate 200-mile course. Each relay team member will run 3 legs (6 legs for ultras) of varying lengths and difficulty, and will cover an average total distance of about16.6 miles (about 33 miles for ultras). Runners rotate in a set order once the race begins and will be obligated to follow this rotation until the final runner reaches the beach.

All teams are expected to maintain an average pace of approximately 10 minutes per mile as they complete the course.

Transition Areas

A Transition Area (TA) is a designated location where one runner passes the slap bracelet off to another runner. TAs are numbered 1 through 36 and are identified as such on the course maps and directions.

Vehicle Transition Areas

A Vehicle Transition Area (VTA) is a TA location where the last runner from Van 1 (runners 1-6) pass the slap bracelet off to Van 2 (runners 7-12). Each VTA has restroom facilities and/or port-o-johns, food and water/hydration stations, and larger parking locations for your vehicles (some locations can accommodate camping and hot showers). Though there will be restroom facilities at most TAs, the VTAs were selected for 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.


Begins Friday, September 18 at 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Teams start in “waves” every 15-30 minutes.
The event will conclude by 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. All teams must have completed the race by this time.

Start Times

Start times will be available online on or before September 7. Failure to complete your team’s roster prior to this date will prevent us from providing you with a start time. Please be diligent about having all of your teammates complete the registration process. For safety reasons, we will not accept the entry of any team that we anticipate will take longer than 36 hours to complete the course. The race course and finish line will close on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Teams on the course who fall behind this closure time schedule will be asked to jump ahead and be assessed a time penalty.