One of the largest five-person relay races in the United States, the relay marathon is comprised of numerous divisions, according to age, gender and corporate/industry affiliation. Race teams are comprised of five people, with each individual running 5.2 miles before passing the baton. There are also special categories for the very young -- like the Diaper Dash and the Children's Race and the second annual media invitational relay challenge.
Winners of the Relay Marathon were: 1st Place: Nike Team Run LA with a time of 2:15:57 2nd Place: Run With Us #1 with a time of 2:20:24 3rd Place: Spiros III Mexico with a time of 2:23:27 Winners of 2nd Annual Media Invitational 5 mile Relay Challenge were: Electronic Media Division 1st Place: KCAL-9/KCBS-2 with a time of 37:35 2nd Place: KNBC News with a time of 38:59 3rd Place: KEARTH 101 Radio with a time of 39:48 Print Media Division 1st Place: LA Sport & Fitness #1 with a time of 31:01 2nd Place: LA Sport & Fitness #2 with a time of 35:13 3rd Place: SurfSantaMonica.com with a time of 38:44
All proceeds benefit programs and services at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. Since the first race in 1982, the Relay Marathon has raised $8.5 million.