Each person (or group that starts together) will start on a moderate-length course which has its last control reasonably near the finish. This is the first leg of the relay. Upon reaching this last control, the person must make a decision about whether to do another leg of the relay or to simply go to the finish. The decision should be based on the time remaining and what the map for the second leg looks like. Maps for the second leg of the relay will be placed at the last control of the first leg; the second leg will be another course ending near the finish. The person is required to return to the finish no more than 90 minutes after the initial start. If the person decides to do a second leg, he/she/they must leave the first leg map at the last control and take a map for the second leg and continue. The person is responsible for carrying the same punch card throughout all the relay legs that he/she does.
At the last control of the second leg of the relay, the person must make the same decision again; that is, decide whether to do the third leg or simply go to the finish. There are only three legs in the relay; so, at the end of the third leg, the person goes to the finish regardless of what the time is.
Results: There will
be three sets of results, for those who do one leg, for those who do two,
and for those who do all three legs. If a person decides to give
up on a relay leg, the results will show them as a DNF in the appropriate
set of results. If a person comes to the finish after the 90-minute
limit, there is a penalty; for each minute or partial minute over 90, 3
additional minutes will be added to the person's time. For example,
someone who finishes in 92:16 will be recorded in the results as 101:16.