Time Laps 24-Hour Relay Race

Camaraderie, camping, competition and a whole lot of trail running. Gather your friends and compete in a 24-hour trail running relay race. Points are awarded based on number of completed laps and level of difficulty. Idle team members will compete in a series of mini-competitions at Race HQ while team members are out running.

Trail Running
New route
24 Hours
Charlotte, NC


24 Hour Relay Race

  • Pre-Registration

    Available through May 15th, 2024

    $150 per person

  • Day-of Registration

    Not Available

Additional Information


  • Time Laps 24 Hour Relay Race puts your endurance to the test as you and your team race around the clock.
  • This lap-based relay race challenges teams to earn as many points as possible within a 24-hour period.
  • Registration includes a prepared dinner, breakfast, lunch, raffle tickets for unique prizes, finisher’s medal and race t-shirt
  • 2024 Time Laps Race Document 


  • Teams may include 2-12 participants.
  • Single gender or coed teams can run in any order they prefer, but only one runner from each team will be able to accumulate points at a time.
  • Runners from the same team will be allowed to run together between Sunset and Sunrise (if preferred).
  • Team members are not required to run the same number of laps, though each member must complete at least one.
  • Time Laps: 24 Hour Relay Race is limited to 400 participants on a first register, first serve basis.

Point Format

  • Standings will be decided throughout the race based on the number of points accumulated.
  • During the race, points are accumulated by running any of the various routes.
  • Each lap has been assigned a point value related to the distance and elevation change of that lap.
  • Runners must check-in at the scoring table after each lap.

Bonus Points

  • Bonus points/awards will be up for grabs throughout the event based on mental and physical challenges including but not limited to:
    • Running races
    • Physical challenges
    • Memory based activities
    • Three 8-hour windows to collect bonus points throughout the facility
    • Three 8-hour windows to run all loops for additional bonus points as a part of “Stairway
      to Seven”


  • 2024 Time Laps Menu
  • Each registered runner will receive three meals throughout the race (dinner on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday morning and lunch on Saturday afternoon).
  • We understand that certain participants may have specific dietary needs relative to this event, so the Whitewater Center is modifying the “no outside food or beverage” policy for registered Time Laps 24Hr Relay Race teams only.
  • However, per North Carolina ABC regulations, no outside alcohol is permitted on premises and any team to violate regulations will be disqualified.
  • Whitewater Center will be checking team coolers at check-in and campsites throughout the event.
  • Other food and drink options will be available throughout the facility for purchase.
  • Since this is a lap-based race, there will not be aid stations on the course.


  • There will be designated team camping areas throughout the Whitewater Center Facility for registered racers.
  • Based on limited space, teams must be able to fit all gear inside an assigned area.
  • Solo racers and teams will be assigned a campsite based on the number of people on their team.
  • To be respectful of all teams, generators will not be permitted at campsites. Various power sources are available throughout the facility if needed.
  • Dogs will be allowed at campsites. Please know that Whitewater Center policy states that dogs must be always kept on a 6-ft leash while on facility grounds. Event Staff reserves the right to deduct points or disqualify teams that are not able to control dogs if they negatively affect the event.
  • A mandatory campsite deposit of $50 (cash only) will be collected from each team at check-in. The deposit will be returned once the campsite condition (no litter, campfires, damage, etc.) has been approved by Whitewater Center staff.
    • Please note, some camping areas will be louder than others. We will do our best at check-in to accommodate team campsite location requests on a first-come, first-serve basis. Come with a plan, but be prepared to be flexible.

Recommended Supplies

  • Change of clothes including extra pairs of socks
  • Back-up running shoes/camp shoes
  • Rain jacket and warm layers (for campsite and nighttime running)
  • Headlamp (and spare batteries)
  • Basic first aid kit (1 per team)
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
  • Small Tent/hammock
  • Water bottle, hydration pack, or hydration carrying option of your choice
  • Towel (Full locker room and shower facilities on site)
  • Sunscreen
  • $50 in cash for team campsite deposit
  • Cash/Credit card for additional food/beer throughout the event


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Finisher Medals

Race medals for are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before April 15th.

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Race Shirts

Race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before Monday, May 6th, 2024. Hoodies are also available for purchase during pre-registration.

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24 Hour Relay Race - Friday

  • Friday, May 17, 2024
  • 3:30pm Day- of Registration Opens
  • 3:30pm Camping set-up begins
  • 6:00pm Welcome Dinner begins (included in registration fee)
  • 7:00pm Course opens/timing begins
  • 8:00pm Welcome Dinner ends

24 Hour Relay Race - Saturday

  • Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • 7:00AM Breakfast begins (included in registration fee)
  • 9:00AM Breakfast ends
  • 12:00PM Lunch begins (included in registration fee)
  • 2:00PM Lunch ends
  • 7:00PM Course closes (official times no longer recorded)
  • 7:00PM Post-Race party and awards.
  • 8:00PM Team campsites must be cleaned up and cleared out

Course Map


Awards will be given to top 3 teams in each division (solo, 6 and under, 12 and under)
All participants will receive a unique Time Laps finisher’s medal upon completion (medals are only guaranteed to teams that register by April 15th)


2024 Results

2023 Results

2022 Results