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Institute Relay Set, Sept. 18

Relay participant runs in lion costume.
A participant gallops in the 2018 relay.

Photo:  Marleen Van Den Neste

It’s time for the 36th NIH Institute Relay and the event is moving back to Bldg. 1. It will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Can your team defeat the defending champs “Work Time’s Over?” The rules are the same—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 male and female runners with at least two runners of the same sex.  

Take the coming days to gather for jogs around Bldg. 1 or visit the fitness center in Bldg. 31 for a run on the treadmill or elliptical machine. The relay is a great reason to set a new fitness goal while preparing for a fun event. However, the most important part of the race is to have fun and enjoy the company of your fellow NIH’ers.

Register your team for $25 at Each group leader is asked to provide the name and contact info for at least one volunteer. Don’t forget to visit with event exhibitors as well. To volunteer or for more information, contact David Browne at or call (301) 594-2411.

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