800 meter Relay (aka 4 x 200)

Each school may have two teams per grade/gender division.

Each team must have 4 runners.

In four 200 meter legs, the team must advance it's baton to the finish line. 

The entire race will be run in heats. No finals race: places will be determined by top 5 times in all heats.

The first 400 meters (2 legs) are run in lanes. After the second exchange, 3rd leg runners are allowed to cut in from their team's assigned lane to Lane 1. At the 3rd exchange, runners are positioned by the exchange official to receive the baton in Lane 1. 

If a runner runs more than 4 consecutive steps out of her/his lane (during the first lap), or impedes the progress of another team, the offending team may be disqualified. 

If a team passes their baton outside of the designated passing zones, that team may be disqualified. 

If a student does not show up for a relay team, teams may substitute another student.

Teams are responsible for bringing batons.  Please have your teams practice with the batons before the race!