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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?
Register Early and Get SWAG!
Register between September 1 and December 31, 2013 for $1320 ($110 per runner). All teams registering by 12.15 will also receive our new AOR car magnets! Register Here Q
AOR Welcomes Fitness Together
We are delighted to announce that Fitness Together has partnered with us for the 2014 running of the American Odyssey Relay. Fitness Together is a boutique health club specializing in one on one personal training and small group sessions. Fitness Together owner, Rick Coe, will be participating in his fourth AOR in 2014, and will be building upon his legacy of raising funds for Team Red, White and Blue. Coe, a veteran of the US Army, will lead two Fitness Together teams in 2014.
As part of our partnership, Fitness Together is offering a complimentary evaluation and two free training sessions. Simply contact Rick at email@example.com and use the passcode "AOR" to set up an appointment. For more information on Fitness Together and to see a list of locations, please visit www.fitnesstogether.com/dcmetro.
We will be announcing more great programs with Fitness Together over the coming months.
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!"
AOR Featured In Forbes
5 Relay Runs To Travel For... If one of your goals is to run a race, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to go out and tackle a typical 5K or marathon. Instead, put together a team of your fitness-minded friends and run a relay race in a fun destination where you'll cover 200 miles in less than 36 hours.
The great thing about a relay race is that novice runners can participate with those who are more experienced, since each leg varies in length and difficulty. And after your run, you'll get bit of downtime - most relays require teams to have vehicles to shuttle you to the next leg. Our Forbes Travel Guide team rounded up five exciting relay races that are sure to jumpstart your running game.
Presentation of the Commanders' Cup Trophy