NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Institute Challenge Relay, Sept. 28

The 34th NIH Institute Challenge Relay will be held Thursday, Sept. 28 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 are sponsoring this year’s relay. Last year, a record 112 teams and 560 runners participated.

The relay consists of teams of 5 runners, each of whom runs a half-mile course (yet to be determined, due to construction 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.

Creative team names are a signature of the event. Examples from last year include Champ Ions, Chlor-Ride Like the Wind, Dashing Dendrites, Flossed and Furious and The Hyper Tensions. 

The registration fee is $15 per team. To sign up, visit, where race site information will also be included in early September. To be a race volunteer or for more information, contact the R&W office at (301) 496-6061.

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