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The Tobacco Road Relay is running through multiple municipalities, through several counties and along a variety of roads and greenways.  You will be running on roads that are open to normal community traffic, on sidewalks with other pedestrians and on greenways with horses, cyclists, runners and walkers.  We have 3 types of rules…and all must be followed.  Violation of these rules could jeopardize someone’s safety, could disrupt the flow of the race and could jeopardize the future of TRR.
1.    Safety: for runners, volunteers, staff and community…always #1 priority!
2.    Logistics: Navigate from Start to Finish…efficiently!
3.    Courtesy:  We want to be welcomed back next year!



You will be running on a course open to normal community traffic.  Your safety and the safety of the community must be your first priority.  It is critical that runners comply with all traffic laws. Including:
  1. Runners must cross roads at crosswalks only, on the green or when the pedestrian signal permits.  Yes, you may lose a little time waiting for a favorable light, but all runners must be in compliance and we figure that any delays will balance.
  2. Runners are to run along the Left shoulder of the roadway at all times unless officially instructed otherwise by a Relay Official or listed on the course/leg map.
  3. Runners must use sidewalks when available and when leg map instructs.  Sidewalks are open to community pedestrians, please be courteous and patient.
  4. DOT requires runners (pedestrians) to yield to vehicles.
  5. When running on Greenways:
    • Run on the Right
    • Horses have the right-of-way
    • When approaching pedestrians from behind, vocalize "passing on your left"
    • When approaching pedestrians from behind, pass on the Left

For a Complete List of Rules:

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