All events start, make handoffs (relay) and finish is to the left of the main building on Verano Pkwy. The entire course is 5k in length. The open 25k and 25k relay will run the course 5 times. The start faces East on Varano Pkwy and goes straight (East) on Verano toward the railroad tracks turns around and goes west on Verano Way. It makes a right on One University Way and turns around and comes back and makes a right on Verano Way until the turn around back to the Start/Finish.
It it is the Captains responsibility that each team should decide the approximate area they want to make the handoffs prior to the event. It is a good idea to wear similalr colors, hats, etc. something to easily identify your team among all the other runners.
Make handoffs before you reach the electronic pad. However, both runners (person handing off & person receiving baton) must run over the pad for proper timing.