11 JAN 2019: Selma to Montgomery is among the most historical stretches of highway in the United States and site of a significant chapter in Civil Rights history. Now, the Walk Jog Run Club is hosting the 2019 Selma to Montgomery 51 Mile Relay on March 23, to commemorate the 1965 march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This marks the second edition of the road race.

Starting in Selma, the route will begin at the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge and end at the Alabama State Capitol. Divisions for 2019 are Ultra teams with one to four runners, Regular teams with five to nine runners and a Cyclist division with transportation options available to take cyclists and their bikes to the start.

“Last year over 500 participants and volunteers took part in the Selma to Montgomery Relay and we look forward to even more racers and volunteers taking part in this special day for2019,” shared Vergil Chames, cofounder of Walk Jog Run Club.

“This race continues to put Montgomery and the state of Alabama on the participant sports map as we celebrate and honour those who took part in this historic Civil Rights milestone.”

Racers are encouraged to organize their team, appoint a captain to facilitate communication and planning with the organizers and relay updates to team members. Runners should be able to walk/run a 14-minute mile in order to complete the race in the allotted time-frame. Cyclists will abide by the same rules and deadlines as Regular and Ultra teams.

Team and cycling pricing are available at www.selmatomontgomeryrelay.com. The registration deadline is March 3, 2019.

Volunteers are needed for this special event and can visit the website for a waiver: www.selmatomontgomeryrelay.com/volunteers

For a complete race weekend schedule visit www.selmatomontgomeryrelay.com

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