14 Apr The Marathon Relay Introduces New High School Divisions
High Five Events and Texas MileSplit are proud to announce three new high school divisions for the car2go Marathon Relay on Sept. 18th. The Marathon Relay Texas High School State Championships will challenge and highlight Texas high school cross country teams, eventually crowning the inaugural Marathon Relay Texas High School State Champions.
There will be six teams crowned champions: boys, girls, and mixed (three boys/three girls) divisions for schools 4A and larger; boys, girls, and mixed (three boys/three girls) divisions for schools 3A and smaller, including private school. The unique distance and split divisions will give teams a chance to battle in an exciting racing style. Elite competition combined with the athlete village and post race festivities will make this an unforgettable athlete and spectator experience.
“The entire MileSplit team is excited to partner with High Five Events and The Marathon Relay to bring a new State Championship to Texas distance athletes,” said Travis Miller, Texas MileSplit Content Marketing Coordinator. “This event is going to bring an unprecedented electric atmosphere to Texas high school cross country.”
Teams of six will complete the 26.2-mile relay with each runner completing 4.37 miles. Each leg of the relay starts and finishes from the same point on Riverside Drive and follows the same course route. The start, finish, and relay exchange point for each leg is a single location on Riverside Drive, directly opposite Vic Mathias Auditorium Shores.
“The Marathon Relay Texas High School State Championships is something different and the kids are pumped,” said Juan Gonzalez, Head Coach for the Eagle Pass High School Cross Country team, one of the first teams to register. “The team component of the race will allow the strength of our entire team to shine.”
FloTrack will host the on site Marathon Relay High School Village. This festival area is for the high school teams only and will promote a fun and encouraging environment for teams to meet and hangout before, during, and after the event. Teams can bring tents and invite their family, friends, and community to cheer them on as they race for the state title at The Marathon Relay.