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Great Allegheny Passage GAP Relay this weekend

October 12th, 2022 by WCBC Radio


The GAP Relay presented by UPMC Health Plan will test the grit of teams of four to eight runners by challenging them to run a two-day, non-stop relay. During this epic adventure, teams will start the race in Cumberland, Md., run the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage and then cross the finish line in Pittsburgh. In addition, there’s a one-day 40-mile adventure race that starts in Whitsett for teams of two to eight. Afterwards, teams will celebrate their incredible accomplishment at a post-race party at Doublewide Grill in the Southside. 


Thirty-eight relay teams, comprised of more than 200 participants from 12 states, will pass through the Cumberland Narrows, cross the Mason-Dixon Line, top the Eastern Continental Divide, weave through the breathtaking Laurel Highlands, and more. Some teams are running to raise money for charities, and others are completing the challenge for bragging rights.


There will be a staggered start in Cumberland, Md. on Friday, October 14. Teams will begin the race at either 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. based on their anticipated paces.


Teams will run continuously day and night in order to cross the finish line between 9:45 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 15.


Interview and photo opportunities with event staff and participants will be available at the following locations:

Friday, October 14

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

13 Canal Street

Cumberland, Md. 21502

Saturday, October 12

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Southside Riverfront Park

Pittsburgh 15203


Media who cannot make it to these locations but are interested in covering the race in their area should contact Kelsey Emch to make other arrangements. We will make every effort to accommodate all media requests on race weekend.


Kelsey Emch

P3R Public Relations Specialist

417-425-9400 or