What is a Paarlauf?
Paarlauf means “pair run”, but is basically a relay which can be done with two people. The relay comprises of one of the team running whilst the others rest, before they get to go again.
Athletes enter as teams of TWO. The first runs 1 Mile, then hands over to the other, and so on until the full distance is completed. The teams RACE each other over 26 x 1 Mile, with every runner completing thirteen legs (other distances, number of team members or legs strictly not allowed)
The 385 yards
As the 26th mile is completed, the incoming runner is JOINED by their teammate for a final ‘mini-lap’, marked out in the general Finish area. The distance of this smaller lap is exactly HALF of 385 yards (or 352m) and both members of the team cover this TOGETHER, ensuring correct completion of distance for all. The teams therefore RACE each other over a FULL Marathon, with each member completing an EXACT Half Marathon of running.
It is advisable, but not required, that team pairs are of approximately equal ability (in order to keep each repetition/rest period of fairly equal duration).
When & Where
South Park, Darlington, DL1 5DT. Race HQ will be near to the cafe within the park. There will be a place to place your baggage near to the start line.
- 10:00 Race number collection open
- 10:45 Race briefing
- 11:00 Race start
- *The organisers reserve the right to amend the timetable subject to any variables which may impact the event or runners welfare
- Age Requirements
- All runners must be 16+ to enter this event
- You do not need to register on the day just collect your number
- There are no cut-off times for this event.
- Supporters are welcome to attend the event and support the athletes.
Timing of the event will be manually recorded as each runner crosses the start finish line.
1 mile loop has been measured as part of the 10/20mile event we put on each year.
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