Want to experience a 200 mile adventure along a beautiful course designed by runners for runners?
Do you have 2 - 11 friends? Do you enjoy supporting other runners and local charities?
Then American Odyssey Relay Run Adventure may be for you!

The 2015 AOR Handbook is here!!!     |     2015 Start Times are Posted!
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AOROne and Volunteer Payments:
Thinking about joining us, but not sure you can get away for the whole time? Don't forget about the AOROne! And, we now have a new way to pay for volunteers that you thought you would supply, but now can't. Just go to our Swag page and scroll down to volunteers. As simple as that!

2015 Hotels and Van Rentals Online Now Q

Make sure you don't miss out on the best hotels and vans for AOR 2015!

Courtyard by Marriott The Wyndham Gettysburg Bavarian Inn & Lodge

NextCar Van/Car Rental Enterprise and National Van/Car Rental


AOR proudly welcomes MilestonePod as a sponsor/partner

MilestonePodThe MilestonePod is a shoe worn device that tracks the mileage on your running shoes. After your run, sync it will the free MilestonePod App to view valuable run insights such as: distance, pace, cadence, stride length, stance time, footstrike, calories, runficiency score, and more! Pods retail at $24.95.

For more information, visit: www.milestonepod.com. All captains for teams registered by February 28th will receive a free pod and all registered runners will receive 25% off their purchase. Even better, MilestonePod will donate 10% of sales to Team Red, White & Blue. At checkout, use coupon code: americanodyssey2015. Coupon expires 2/28/15.

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Announcing the AOROne! Q

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!

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Become an AOR Ambassador! Q

Become an AOR AmbassadorThe 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!"

Don't Just Run A Relay... Experience An Odyssey!
n. a long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences and hardships.

lots more testimonials Q Runner with American Flag
This is the first year I have ran in a relay and I can say confidently that it will not be my last. You and your tean did an outstanding job in the organization and preparation of the race. With so many individuals, vehicles, and variable factors I am extremely impressed.    Dan H.
This was by far the best relay you have put on. I was runner 7 and it started raining while I was out there. Once I was wet - I was wet. We actually all laughed about it once the 3 of us that got drenched became dry again.    "Team 24 Cheeks to the Wind" - Runner 7
The AEI team has such great memories and a truly incredible experience every year. Thank you for your vision, leadership and incredible hard work to make this event happen!    Jason Bertsch
Thank you for putting on such a spectacular event! The memories and experiences from this past weekend I will cherish for years to come. I had the privilege of completing leg 6 this weekend and I am requesting the beer glass which you are so graciously offering!    Freddy L.
As of Friday morning, I was still wondering what in the world I'd gotten myself into, but now I'm a relay convert I had an awesome team (Go Daughters (+1 son) of Rest -- and of Green Tutus! Cheers to AOR 2014!    Caroline M.
Things you might encounter on this "adventure": Cow bells, Freddy (the mascot), silly moments, priceless memories!!    Brenda H.
This is an incredibly well run relay thru some amazingly scenic portions of PA, MD, WV, VA and DC!    J Neely
The Mostly Middle-Aged Maniacs had a great time! And thanks to all the other teams who showed the true spirit of teamwork. You offered water, snacks, and (most importantly) encouragement through your windows driving by and in person at the exchanges.    John H.
The saddest moment of AOR - cleaning off the van after 30 hours of pure fun in it! The BTR Badasses had a blast, thanks to Bob Fleshner, the staff, and especially the volunteers for everything!    Lauren E.
200 miles with my sisters in crime... too much fun! Thanks AOR!    Jean B.
This year we had team members come in from San Antonio, Atlanta, Nashville, and Philadelphia to participate. I think that is a testament to the quality of the event you and your team have put together.    George R.
This is my FAVORITE event!! And you are a GREAT race director. Your sense of humor about it all is wonderful... And, still being able to command everyone's respect and lay down the rules. Best event ever!!!    Jamie