Awards, Prizes and Swag

Top Prizes of the Smoky Mountain Relay

The fastest relay teams in three different categories, 6 person relay, 9 person relay and 12 person relay teams, will win a hand-crafted Smoky Mountain Relay coffee mug made by an accomplished potter and emblazoned with the words, Smoky Mountain Relay (or SMR) and the year.

Overall winners across categories will also receive a substantial discount towards next year’s race entry. These team discounts are:

  1. First place gets 40% off next year’s entry
  2. Second place gets 20% off next year’s entry
  3. Third place gets 15% off next year’s entry

Please note: To compete for these top awards, your team must complete all 36 legs in standard procedure. (Teams that have their Van #2  leave Exchange #30 prior to the arrival of Van #1 will receive an official time, but they will not be eligible for awards.)

In the case of an injury: a team competing for a top award must continue the rotation of runners as planned in case of an injury. You may not swap a runner from one van to the other. Bottom line: you don’t get to put your ringer in to run all of the remaining legs. For those teams who are just looking to conquer this challenge and have a good time, you can be a little more liberal in how you divvy up the remaining legs, but please do not swap runners from one van to another.

Additional Smoky Mountain Relay awards and prizes may be made available depending on our sponsors.  Interested in sponsoring the Smoky Mountain Relay? Learn how here!

The Smoky Mountain Relay Costume Contest

It’s pretty straightforward to enter. Just take a team costume photo during the race and post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You must tag the Smoky Mountain Relay and use hashtags: #smrteam #smrtough #SMRcostume

  • First Prize: 30% off of team entry for next year
  • Runner up: 10% off of team entry for next year

Smoky mountain Relay Swag

Did you know that every relay team member is a winner!? That’s right!

In fact, every participant of the Smoky Mountain Relay gets a:

  • stylish race t-shirt
  • commemorative pint glass
  • amazing finisher medal
  • a beer at the finish line party (21+ only).
  • personalized race bib