Event Info » Relay Division
You don't have to do an entire half marathon to participate — teams of 2 or 4 can run the BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run as a relay, going just half or quarter of the distance instead. And each relay member still receives a finisher's medal!
See Interactive course map for reference. The relay exchanges are marked with little notepads.
See Interactive course map. The relay exchanges are marked with little notepads.
The exchange zones are marked by sawhorse barricades. Touch hands within the zone to complete the exchange.
DO NOT DRIVE ON THE RACE ROUTE except where it follows the highway. Absolutely no relay team vehicles allowed along Lower Road, Beach Avenue or Marlene Road. There is alternative access to each exchange. Look for signs on the highway saying "EXCH 1" etc. Leave the start area before 9:15am or you will be blocked by runners crossing the highway.
From the Community Centre, go left down Park Rd and turn right onto the highway, then left at Veterans, about 500m away. Turn immediately left again (really immediately, as in 5 metres) and park on the frontage road parallel to the highway. If you park on the right side frontage road you won't be able to exit once the runners arrive. Do not drive down or park on Veterans.
To access this exchange, continue along the highway all the way to Joe Road (DO NOT turn left onto Lower Road, the race route). Turn left on Joe and proceed nearly to the bottom, turn around and park on Joe. DO NOT drive or park on Lower Road (race route). Click map to enlarge. When leaving, go back up Joe Road to the highway and turn left towards Sechelt.
Continue along the highway towards Sechelt for approximately 6km. Pull off to the right onto Lockyer to park (across the highway just past Marlene), and cross the highway on foot VERY CAREFULLY. DO NOT drive or park on Marlene Road (race route).
Get back on the highway from Lockyer and continue towards Sechelt. You are now on the race route (allowed). At Davis Bay, drive past the finish area to the beach parking lot, or turn right on Whitaker to park on side streets. Use the crosswalk at Westley or Mission Point Park to get across the highway safely. No parking on the highway within 100m of Mission Point Park.
You create a relay team first, then invite your teammates (and yourself) to register via a special link. Each member can be invited to join, and can pay for their own registration.
Each member pays the fee that applies at the time they make their payment. So you could get the early rate while a procrastinating teammate pays the late fee.
IMPORTANT! All team members (2 or 4) must be registered before online registration closes, or your team will not be assigned a race # and there will be no race kit ready at packet pickup.
If any team members need to complete or edit their entries, they can follow these steps:
If you have any issues editing your entry contact for assistance.
The Running Room registration system treats the relay as a single entry. You must enter the information for each team member and pay the total team fee on one credit card at time of registration. Don't forget to check both confirmation lists (Trackie and RR) to make sure you are creating a unique team name.
Awards will be given to the top three 2-person relays in each category and top two 4-person relays in each category. Categories are based on gender only: Men/Mixed (at least one male) and Women (all females).
Send a message to with your basic information (name, estimated pace, email and telephone) and we will put you in touch with others looking for teammates.
"The route was beautiful. My husband and I participated in the relay and we can only hope that more organizers see how much fun a relay event is. The start line was convenient to the hotel, and the finish line can't be beat — who doesn't love a beach???!!! Oh, and before I forget, the shirts are the best we've seen. Thanks for making our weekend away fun and exciting!" — Cheryl Ennis, Maple Ridge (2010)