Teams! We want to experience AOR the way you experience AOR, so we're asking you to send us your best video clips. It's easy to send us mobile uploads to this AOR YouTube address:
We're looking for clips :20 seconds or shorter.
- What happens inside your team's van?
We want to see. (Keep it PC and PG13.)
- What's your favorite spot along the course?
- See a great sunset? Shoot it send it.
- Cheers for the person running Leg 6.
- The decorations on your van. Noisiest sleeper in your van.
- The moments that make your AOR special. Show us why you run AOR.
- You can send your clips in during the race or right after.
2014 Latest Updates...
FOOD OPTIONS, OVERSIZED VEHICLES AND TWEETS! Read the Latest Update Q
LEG 4: SKI LIBERTY CONSTRUCTION
Ski Liberty has just advised us that they are beginning construction next week...
Read the Course Update Q
UPDATE FOR LEG 34 VAN DIRECTIONS!!
2014 Construction Workaround...
Read the Course Update Q
UPDATE FOR NIGHT TIME RUNNERS!!
The MD State Highway Administration now requires AMBER LIGHTS for night time running.
2014 Runner Start Times Posted!
If you don't see your team listed, please make sure you've registered properly on imAthlete.
The Official 2014 Handbook is posted!
Packed full of useful information, all the leg maps and directions as well as contact info, release forms, and safety tips. Be sure to read up before the race!
We've also added some new features to the individual legs download page. Get a bird's-eye view of the course or download GPS data for each leg to use in your Garmin or mobile device.
This Year's Sponsors
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!
AOR introduces the Featured Team Spotlight
There's one thing we know for sure... we have some great teams that participate in AOR! We want you to know it too. So, we've created the "Featured Team" section of our site. We will feature a team from time to time. We may put up video or pictures. We may include bio info. We may discuss your team's running performance. Or, we may just embarrass you! So, if you want to be a Featured Team, let us know. But, don't whine if you don't like our write up!
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!"