Each leg has a link to a mapmyrun.com page specific for your leg. Use the map to see the starting and ending locations of each leg. The starting and finishing points are always at some type of intersection unless otherwise noted. It is suggested that you study your leg or even drive it if possible so you know it well. If you do not live near the location of the leg, you can often use Google Maps to pull up a street view of where you will be running or walking.
The map for each leg also contains written directions and elevation. Please familiarize yourself with your leg as much as possible before you actually run or walk it.
Each leg has a starting time. Start your leg at the designated starting point at the given time for that leg. Pace is not important. You can finish the leg as quickly or as slowly as you like.
There is no physical baton we are passing in order to keep the relay on schedule.
If there is inclement weather, please do not run until the conditions have improved enough to where running or walking is once again safe.
If for some reason you are unable to run your leg at the given time, please complete it at the earliest moment possible before the end of the relay on March 24th.
You can sign up for multiple legs if you would like to do so.
There is a designated prayer we will be praying at a certain time at each abortion clinic. If your leg ends at a clinic, you should be able to make it there in time for the service. If not, take a moment to pray when you arrive. If your leg begins at an abortion clinic, show up at the designated time to pray. The prayer will take less than five minutes and then you can start your leg at its designated time. The relay is taking part in conjunction with 40 Days for Life. There should often be others at the clinics who will pray with us. We will abide by their same guidelines for prayer at the clinics and keep it a peaceful gathering in prayer.
Safety of the participants in this relay is of the utmost importance. The route was designed with as many miles on trails, sidewalks, and shoulders as possible. In the occasional situation that a road has a narrow or no shoulder, use extreme caution. It is essential to be familiar with your leg before completing it that you know the roads you will be running on.
It is recommended that you run facing traffic. However, in the case where there is no shoulder on the side of the road facing traffic and a sidewalk is on the other side of the road, then running on the sidewalk would be the safer place to run. If you do not feel safe with any section of your leg, find a different leg to sign up for.
We want to be visible to the communities we pass through, so please wear your Life Runners shirt or jersey if you have one. Praying for an end to abortion while running is a great way to spend the time on the road.