Charlottesville Marathon Relay Transitions and Transportation information

General Directions

You will be given 4 bib numbers and 4 chips for the 4 Team Relay and 2 bib numbers and 2 chips for the 2 Team Relay. All bib numbers and chips will have the same number for each team member. All four or two Team Members must cross the finish line together!

Your team can decide which member to assign to each segment
Carpooling is encouraged. A schedule of buses to each Relay Transition Location is outlined below. The single fare is 75 cents.

4 People Relay Transitions

Start: Start to Belvedere Boulevard- mile 0 to 8.7. Team Member 1
Transition 1 : Belvedere Boulevard to Free State Rd- mile 8.7 to 15.8. Team Member 2
Transition 2: Free State Rd to Calhoun Dr- mile 15.8 to 19. Team Member 3
Transition 3: Calhoun Dr to Finish- mile 19 to 26.2. Team Member 4

2 People Relay Transitions

Start: Start to Free State Rd- mile 0 to 15.8. Team Member 1
Transition 1: Free State Rd to Finish- mile 15.8 to 26.2. Team Member 2

Segment distances:

4 People Relay Transitions

Start to Belvedere Boulevard: 8.7 miles
Belvedere Boulevard to Free State Rd: 7.1 miles
Free State Rd to Calhoun Dr: 3.2 miles
Calhoun Dr to Finish: 7.2 miles

2 People Relay Transitions

Start to Free State Rd: 15.8 miles
Free State Rd to Finish: 10.4 miles

How to reach Transitions 1 & 2

Transitions 1 (serving the 2- People and 4-People Relays) and 2 (serving the 4-People Relay) can be reached by Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) bus.
Always let your driver know that you are looking for the Marathon stop!. The bus leaves every hour starting at 6:30 AM (see schedule below) from the Water Street Transit Center. This is located 2 blocks from the race start/finish location.
Walking directions from the Start/Finish location to the Water Street Transit Center
The starting line is located at the intersection of E Jefferson St and 4th St NE
Start walking on 4th St NE toward E Market St.
Cross over Market St
Cross over the pedestrian Downtown Mall
Once you reach Water St, make a left
After 2 blocks, you will see the Charlottesville Area Transit Center on your right. This is located adjacent to the Pavilion.
Relay Transitions locations are served by ROUTE 11 buses
Click here for the map and schedule
Dismount the bus at the Rio Rd at CATEC Northbound stop. If you are not sure, you can ask your driver to let you know.
Walk on Rio Road to Belvedere Boulevard.
Make a right on Belvedere Boulevard.
Walk along Belvedere Boulevard to the water stop and Relay Transition 1 & 2 at the intersection of Belvedere Boulevard and Free State Road.
The bus ride takes about 20 minutes. The 0.9 walk takes another 15-16 minutes. Click HERE for walking directions from the bus stop to the Relay Transitions 1 & 2

Google Maps Location for Relay Transitions 1 & 2

How to reach Transition 3

Transitions 3 (serving the 4-People Relay) can be reached by bus* and by foot from the Start/Finish. Because of the race in-progress, the location can only be reached by the 6:30am bus. After 6:30am, the bus will be RE-ROUTED. The location can be reached by foot at any time. The walk is 1.2 miles
The Start & Finish address is 410 Jefferson St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. The Relay Transition 3 address is the intersection of Locust Avenue & Calhoun Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Walking Directions
Head north on 4th St NE toward E High St- 289 ft
Turn right onto E High St- 0.2 mi
Turn left to stay on E High St- 0.2 mi
Turn left onto Locust Ave- 0.8 mi
Arrive at the water stop and Relay Transition 3 at the intersection of Locust Ave and Calhoun St
The 1.2 mile walk ride takes about 20 minutes. Click HERE for walking directions to Relay Transition 3

Directions to Relay Transition 3 by bus (only the 6:30am bus route will reach this location!)
Always let your driver know that you are looking for the Marathon stop!. The bus leaves every hour starting at 6:30 AM (see schedule below) from the Water Street Transit Center. This is located 2 blocks from the race start/finish location.
Walking directions from the Start/Finish location to the Water Street Transit Center
The starting line is located at the intersection of E Jefferson St and 4th St NE
Start walking on 4th St NE toward E Market St.
Cross over Market St
Cross over the pedestrian Downtown Mall
Once you reach Water St, make a left
After 2 blocks, you will see the Charlottesville Area Transit Center on your right. This is located adjacent to the Pavilion.
Relay Transition 3 are served by 6:30am ROUTE 11 bus
Click here for the map and schedule
Dismount the bus at the Locust Ave at Long St. Northbound stop. If you are not sure, you can ask your driver to let you know.
Walk the intersection of Calhoun St and Locust Ave.

Google Maps Location for Relay Transition 3

Fares

The single fare is 75 cents. Fares are available for purchase on board of the bus.

Schedule

Downtown Transit Station Rio Rd and Dunlora Dr (Walk to T1 & T2) Downtown Transit Station
6:30 AM 6:45 AM 7:27 AM
7:30 AM 7:45 AM 8:27 AM
8:30 AM 8:45 AM 9:27 AM
9:30 AM 9:45 AM 10:27 AM
10:30 AM 10:45 AM 11:27 AM
11:30 AM 11:45 AM 12:27 AM
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