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Have questions? Start here with our frequently asked ones.

How many athletes are allowed per team? A max of 10 for both the Marathon and the Triathlon relay

Are team captains required to sign up the entire team at the time of registration? No, the registration system through will permit a single person to register a team, and team members can be added at any point until July 19th, 2024 at no additional charge. A final team member count and roster is due on June 31st, 2024 in order to guarantee the preferred T-shirt size.  The final roster must be turned in prior to the start of the race on July 19th, 2024.

Can athletes participate in more than one discipline? As long as athletes perform exchanges within the specified points, individual athletes within a team can race as much as they like. Team captains will be required to submit a race log at the completion of the race detailing the contributions from each team member.

Can athletes who are participating also volunteer? Yes. Many of the volunteer positions have been scheduled for 2-4 hours. As long as you are able to coordinate with your respective teams, athletes competing in the overnight relay can volunteer and can also participate in our exercise event as well.

Will the bike course be closed to traffic? Yes. We are working with the University of Kentucky Police Department to ensure a safe bike course which will be closed to traffic.

Will the run course be closed to traffic? Yes, our run course will be using the running paths and open spaces behind the athletic complexes, and will be closed to traffic.  

Will there be prizes? All finishers (including all members of a team) will receive a unique Survive the Night finisher’s medal. In addition, there will be overall prizes for the top teams within each gender,  mixed team, and a masters team.

Are there any requirements for the bike? All participating cyclists will need to present a CPSC certified helmet prior to beginning the bike leg. In addition, since this will be a bike course that will most likely be taking place in the dark, all participating cyclists must present a front head light and at a minimum, a blinking rear light mounted to their bicycle. Lights will be available at check-in for a small fee if an athlete is unable to obtain one in advance.

Is drafting permitted? This race is meant to be more about comradery than brutal competitiveness. We have worked to have the event sanctioned by USA Triathlon, and we will enforce a NO DRAFTING policy.   The race director reserve's the right to self-police the event, and will issue warnings and hand out time penalties for repeat offences during the bike leg.

Will there be a bike mechanic on the course? Individual teams will need to provide their own support for their athletes. During the initial hours of the bike leg, we will have a bike mechanic from Bicycle Face Lexington on site to help with minor repairs if needed.

Are there any other team requirements? Each registered team will be required to provide 2 volunteers, who can sign up for any volunteer opportunity for the entire weekend event. Volunteer registration is available using the links above through

Do you have a question that we have not answered? Please use the “Contact Us” page, which is linked above in the main menu to send us any additional questions.

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