get-prepared

Prepare for the Relay Race. Check out your choices for Packet Pickup. Team Documents including the Race Guide, Rules and Race Brief. Relay Training Plans for Beginners and Advanced Runners. A M2M Relay Team Contests Overview. FAQS about How the Race Works. Then essential planning things like renting hotels & vehicles.

Packet Pickup

The Skinny

  • Your team’s packet will be available at the location you request when you register online.
  • Only the captain or one team representative needs to attend packet pickup.
  • If you can’t make it to advanced packet pick-up, be sure to add extra arrival time to pickup your packet on relay race day.

See your scheduled packet pickup location here. If you need to change it please notify us 5 days prior to your scheduled pickup date.

Advanced Pickup

Friday, September 28, 2018

Omaha | 10 AM – 6 PM

OrthoNebraska (MAP)
2808 South 143rd Plaza
Omaha, NE 68144

Lincoln | 4 PM – 8 PM

Jayne Snyder Trails Center (Map) 
228 N 21st St
Lincoln, NE 68503

Race Day Pickup

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Omaha | Start Line | 5 AM – 9:30 AM

Aksarben Village
1919 Ak-Sar-Ben Drive
Omaha, NE 68180

Team Documents

2018 Race Day Guide

Your team will receive 8 printed copies of the Race Day Guide at Packet Pickup.

DOWNLOAD RACE DAY GUIDE

Rule Book

This is the mother lode. From the essential to the obscure, the Rule Book contains everything you need to know about the Market to Market Relay. All teams are to download a copy for their team vehicle.

DOWNLOAD RULE BOOK
START LINE LIGHTNING RULE

Race Brief

This is your at-a-glance overview of the most important information in preparing for race day. Of course, the Race Guide and Rule Book reign supreme, but this is a great primer for all teammates to look over race week.

DOWNLOAD RACE BRIEF
7 RELAY PACKING TIPS

Relay Training Plans

Pick the plan best for you, and share with your teammates!

BEGINNER
INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED

Contests

Get your creative juices flowing and go for the glory of winning one of the team contests. Go epic with your costumes, trick out your team vehicle and then pull it all together with a catchy team name. Be the team that everyone remembers!

Best Team Costume Contest

They key to victory is wearing your costume all day long. The more elaborate and ridiculous the better!

Best Decorated Vehicle

To win, you’ll want your vehicle to stand out in a crowd. Pro tip: Theme your vehicle with your costumes for an unstoppable combination! Remember to upload a picture of your vehicle to Instagram using the #m2mrelaybestvan hashtag.

Best Team Name

It’s up to your peers. The wackier and more creative, the better!

Contest voting is done via the rules outlined in the Race Day Guide. The team with the most votes wins. Winners get a prize pack and an automatic invitation into next year’s race.

FAQS

1.

How it Works

The Market to Market® Relay Nebraska is a team running relay from Omaha to Lincoln, covering 76 miles over 19 stages on a scenic and varied course. Join 6, 7, or 8 of your closest pals, hop in a van, run, rest and repeat. The course follows trails, paved streets and gravel back roads through a diverse and scenic slice of Nebraska. Combine the running with outrageous costumes, memorable van rides, and a lively Post-Race Shindig & Expo in downtown Omaha and it all adds up to 1 unforgettable day.

2.

Team Size

Choose to run with a 6, 7 or 8-person team.

3.

Distance

Each runner completes 2-3 legs of varying difficulty. Most legs range from 3 to 6 miles, so most runners average between 9 to 15 total miles for the day. You got this!

4.

Vehicles

All teams are allowed 1 vehicle per team. Most teams go with a van, mini-van or SUV. Get creative and win the Best Decorated Vehicle contest!

5.

Captains

Team captains are super heroes in disguise! Captains register, assemble and manage their team, and make sure everyone gets all the essential race details. Be one!

6.

Already Registered?

If your team is already registered, captains can manage their team and runners can join or edit their profile by logging into the Roster Tool.

GO TO ROSTER TOOL

7.

Need More Info?

We’ve got you covered. All the race info you could ever want is available in the Team Documents.

VIEW TEAM DOCUMENTS

Travel Info

Where to Stay

A limited number of hotels in the downtown Omaha area and downtown Lincoln area have been reserved for Market to Market® Relay teams and families. These hotels are just a few blocks away from the starting line or the finish line and are a great way to avoid getting up early or driving home late after the event. Please note that both hotels have CUT OFF dates when this offer will not be available.

Start Line Hotel | Aksarben Village Omaha | Courtyard by Marriott | 402.951.4300

Prices range from $85 to $100 per night.

Avoid the hassle of getting up early race morning and stay 2 Blocks away from the Staging Area. Call 402.951.4300 and ask for the Market to Market group rate.

BOOK GROUP RATE HOTEL

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Vehicle Info

There are a limited number of vans available for rent in the Omaha and Lincoln areas. We recommend securing your vehicle as soon as possible. Do not assume that a rental will be available. Consider all options when looking for a team vehicle including renting, borrowing, purchasing or searching in other cities or even out of state. Teams with 7 total runners will have the easiest time securing a team vehicle.

Vehicle Rules

  • Regular teams may only have one vehicle
  • Teams with a faster than 20 minute average 5k time will qualify for 2 vehicles
  • Team vehicles must be less than seven feet in width and less than 20 feet in length
  • Large vans, mini-vans and SUV’s are allowed
  • No RVs, mini-buses, trailers or limos are allowed
  • All passengers must have access to a safety belt

Renting in Omaha

Rent-A-Van

9301 S. 144th
(402) 933-2500
* Specializing in 12 Passenger Vans

Thrifty Car Rental

4501 Abbott Drive
(402) 346-6702
* Specializing in Mini-Vans

Budget Omaha Airport

4701 Abbott Drive
(402) 422-6610
* 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

Budget Omaha Locust Street Location

1755 Locust Street
(402) 348-0455
* 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

Budget Omaha Millard Location

12670 Q Street
(402) 896-5161
* 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

Budget West Omaha

Location: 116th and W Dodge
(402) 334-2734
* 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

Renting in Lincoln

Rent N’ Drive

Near Union College
(402) 441-4835
• Specializing in 12 Passenger Vans

Budget Lincoln Airport

2400 W Adams
(402) 474-2800
• 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

Rent-A-Van

Location: 14th and Highway 2
(402) 421-3400
* Specializing in 12 Passenger Vans