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watch the official AOR video
This year we had a fun focus on the team t-shirt... Can you find yourself in the video?
AOR and Fitness Together Welcome Daylight Savings Time!
PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE HAS CHANGED BELOW!
We will be welcoming Daylight Savings Time with a special event and a SWAG sale!
Join us at Fitness Together at 6708 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 301, in Bethesda at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 25th for a small group personal training session--open to the first six who register--or a group run on the Capital Crescent Trail. Each will last approximately 45 minutes. All who attend will also receive AOR and Fitness Together SWAG and two free personal training sessions at any Fitness Together location! And, we'll have refreshments.
To register, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you're coming. Registration for the personal training is first come first served and is limited to the first six.
For those who can't make it to Bethesda (or even those who can), we are going to put all of our AOR merchandise on sale from March 10-14th to celebrate Daylight Savings Time so check out our site during that time frame and get psyched for AOR 2014!!
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.
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!"