2015 Registration Open!
Already looking forward to next year? We can't wait either! Early Registration ends August 31st! The runners on the first 20 teams to register will all receive AOR sling packs.
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The Official AOR 2014 Video is here!
The official AOR2014 video made entirely of participant video and stills sent in via the AOR mobile upload. 200 miles of pure fun from Gettysburg, PA to Washington, DC in 36 hours or less. Enjoy and thanks to all who contributed.
AOR's Featured Team Spotlight
Thanks again from Sarah's Street Striders for Team RWB. A thought briefly occurred to me as we had to add a replacement runner on THURSDAY, but didn't really have time to sink in until Saturday. When we added our last runner 1 day before the relay start, it gave us what may be a first for AOR: 3 generations of runners on the same team.
2014 Thank You Email to Volunteers
THE 2014 MOST SPIRITED TRANSITION WINNERS BY RUNNER VOTES:
|TRSN. #11:||BEST FIRST YEAR DEBUT FOR A TRANSITION HONORABLE MENTION!|
|TRSN. #13:||MT AETNA FIRE DEPT AND SPECIAL OLYMPIANS WINNER!|
|TRSN. #14:||GREENBRIAR AND THE FIRE PIT FUNYUN BOYS WINNER!|
|TRSN. #20:||PRICE FARM AND THE FIRE, FOOD AND DRINK WINNER!|
|TRSN. #28:||POINT OF ROCKS AND THE BRIDAL SHOWER WINNER!|
AOR and other similar races thrive because of the generosity of our sponsors and our volunteers. Please take a moment to see who is sponsoring AOR this year and be sure to support them in all you do.
Looking for a fall race? Please consider our favorite group of fall races, Freedom's Run, in Shepherdstown, WV. There are all sorts of distances, lots of history and great organization. For more information and to register, look here... www.freedomsrun.org
Announcing the AOROne!
Intrigued by the AOR but not sure about the whole thing? Sure about the whole thing, but not able to get 12 friends to commit to an overnight adventure? Or maybe it's homecoming. Or prom. For your kids, not you!
Well, here's the resolution to your conundrum!
The AOROne is a one day relay race of about 76 mores, give or take. It is comprised of the last 12 legs of the AOR. Teams of four or six run the 12 legs starting in the very early morning and finishing with the teams who have run the full relay. Depending upon your team's pace, you might start at 3:00 AM or maybe at 5:00 AM. Either way, you will start at transition 24, which is at the Bavarian Inn in Sheperdstown, WV. Now, it's up to you whether you want to take part in the World Famous Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast at the Bavarian Inn before you even run :) We won't tell!
One word of warning... most AOROne teams proclaim their intent to run the entire relay "next year" immediately after completing the AOROne!
Become an AOR Ambassador!
The American Odyssey Relay Ambassador is a unique breed of runner who enjoys the camaraderie of other runners in somewhat malodorous close quarters yet also enjoys running alone in a beautiful setting. The AORA can usually be spotted escaping reality by jumping headlong into any adventure involving teammates and running. Most importantly, the AORA, when asked, "What is the greatest running relay event ever?" answers with heartfelt exuberance, "The American Odyssey Relay, of course!"