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Register for the 33rd NIH Institute Relay, Sept. 22

The 33rd NIH Institute Challenge Relay will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 in front of Bldg. 1, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The NIH Recreation and Welfare Association, members of the original NIH Health’s Angels running club and the ORS Division of Amenities and Transportation Services invite you to this year’s event.  

The relay consists of teams of five runners, each of whom runs a half-mile loop around Bldg. 1. All institutes, centers, divisions and contractors are invited to enter as many teams as they wish. Each team must have men and women runners with at least two runners of the same sex. The fastest team will have their names engraved on the Allen Lewis NIH Memorial Trophy located at the Bldg. 31 Fitness Center.  

This year, registration will be done online at and the fee is $15 per team. Each group leader is asked to provide the name and contact information for one volunteer; there need to be 26 volunteers for each of two heats for the relay to commence. Be sure to visit food vendors and event exhibitors as well. To volunteer or for more information, call the R&W office at (301) 496-6061.

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