The new Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Trail Relay, Presented by UPMC Health Plan, will challenge relay teams of eight runners to tackle 24 legs of varying distances within a 48 hour period along the 150-mile trail from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh.
The race is the first of its kind for western Pennsylvania and will provide an opportunity for runners to experience the trail in a unique way.
P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon) and the Allegheny Trail Association (ATA) have scheduled the inaugural GAP Trail Relay for October 12-13, 2018. Organization and preparation for the GAP Relay will be done in collaboration with the ATA and its member groups.
The two-day event will challenge teams of 8 to begin the relay in Cumberland, Maryland on Friday, October 12 and cross the finish line in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 13 before enjoying the post-race party at South Shore Riverfront Park.