The 2017 Tanglewood Relay Run, June 30-July 1



The 2017 Tanglewood Relay Run
Runners on teams take turns running the relay over the 24-hour period. Teams are made up of minimum of 10 runners and a maximum of 14 runners, of which each runner runs up to 3 legs each of the relay. 

The 2017 Tanglewood Relay Run, June 30-July 1

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The purpose of the relay is two fold, to announce the beginning of the Tanglewood season, as well as to raise money to support education and youth activities held- and organized-by the BSO. Help support the Tanglewood Relay Run by making a contribution on behalf of one the runners or one of the teams participating in this fundraiser.

The relay is the brainchild of BSO musicians Todd Seeber (bass) and James Cooke (violin) who are both active runners and wanted to show people how close Tanglewood is to Boston. "If we can run to Tanglewood in 24 hours, then anybody can drive 2 hours to enjoy a concert," Todd Seeber says.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the start time?

Runners will begin to leave from Symphony Hall in Boston on June 30 at 10AM. We will end on July 1 around noon. You will receive start time info a week prior to the event based on your approximate overall finish time. Teams are made up of minimum of 10 runners and a maximum of 14 runners, of which each runner runs up to 3 legs each of the relay.

How do I get my runner numbers or race timing chips?

All runner numbers will be distributed to the team captain either in advance or on the morning of the race. The team caption will be responsible for the distribution. You will not need a race timing chip for the Tanglewood Relay. The entire relay team will be given a cumulative time upon finishing.

Will the course be marked?

The route will not be marked. Maps are provided for each leg of the race on our  Tanglewood Relay Run Maps page. Remember some of the course will be run in the dark and may be difficult to see. All teams are required to have course maps printed out and available in the team vehicle. This is a self captained, team navigated, self managed, unmarshaled event.

Can I volunteer for the Tanglewood Relay?

Yes! We need volunteers throughout all 150 miles of the course. Please email tanglewoodrelay@bso.org if you are interested.

Is there water on the course?

Water will not be supplied, we urge all teams to carry with them whatever rehydration fluids they would like in the team vehicles. This is a self captained, team navigated, self managed, unmarshaled event.

Will there be food and drinks at the finish line?

Absolutely! We want everyone to enjoy the relay and celebrate at the finish line which will be located on the Tanglewood grounds.