Frosty Moss Relay FAQ


Your safety is our top priority. (Of course, fun is next on the list!) All participants will receive a Frosty Moss Relay Team Guide containing detailed event and safety rules and a list of required gear. Please read it carefully in advance of relay day.

Below are a few FAQs. We’ll continue to update this page as relay day approaches.

There are many potential hazards in an event of this type, including but not limited to motor vehicle traffic, road and trail conditions, and weather. We ask that all Frosty Mossers take appropriate precautions to ensure a fun and safe event. Please help us keep the Frosty Moss Relay safe by focusing on being safe runners and safe support crews.

PRO TIP: Register early to hold your spot!

You don’t need to know the names of everyone on your team when you register. Your team captain will enter their contact info, the team’s name, if it’s a 3- or 5-runner team, and wave time based on overall average pace. 

On relay weekend, bring a team roster, plus signed liability waivers for each member of your team. Both forms are linked in the top menu bar.

Cancellations & Refunds

If a registered team determines that they cannot attend the event for any reason, there will be no refund of their registration fee regardless of when/if they notify the race directors.

In the case of extreme weather or other events beyond our control, the race directors reserve the right to cancel the event up to and during the day of the event. In the case of a cancellation prior to the day of the event, registered participants (for Frosty Moss Relay, this is the team captain) will receive a discount code (amount depending on sunk costs and other variables) that may be redeemed during a one-week priority registration period for the next year’s event. The race directors may offer additional refund options if the event is rescheduled or in other circumstances, including but not limited to being able to fill your spot with someone from the waiting list. If the event must be canceled or stopped prematurely on the day of the event, no refunds will be made. 

In the case of hazardous weather or other conditions beyond our control, the race directors may, at their discretion, alter the course to exclude hazardous areas. This could mean reducing overall event distance, moving the start line, skipping a leg, running the same leg twice, etc. No refunds will be made in the event of course alterations.

As much as possible, the decision to cancel, reschedule, and/or reroute will be made prior to the day of the event, though conditions may require same-day course alterations. That information will be relayed to exchange zones and course marshals, who will direct participants as necessary.

Friday Team Meeting

All team captains should attend the debrief/packet pickup on of Friday, April 5, 6–9pm, at Barhop Brewing & Pizza, 124 W Railroad Ave., Port Angeles. Bring copies of your completed team roster and signed liability waivers for all team members.

Who Can Be on a Team?

Relay teams may consist of either 3 or 5 runners. Any age and gender, road and trail fans. Mix it up! Teams must average an overall 12-minute pace or faster, including exchange points.

Will We Run in the Dark?

Maybe! Sunset is at 7:51pm on relay day. Runners must wear reflective vests, headlamps, and blinkie lights after dark. We’ll be checking that all teams have required gear at the start line.

Is There a Cutoff Time?

Yes! Teams finishing Leg 12 after 8:00pm will receive a “Go Directly to the Finish Line Party” pass (aka DNF). Plan to average an overall 12-minute pace or better, including exchanges.

Do We Drive Ourselves?

Yes! As with most relay events, teams provide their own in-race vehicle. 3-runner teams will cover a bit more than a marathon distance, so maybe bring a nonrunner friend to drive.

Are the Roads Open to Traffic?

Yes! And so are the road crossings! When running on the side of a road or city street, runners should run against traffic. Cross only when traffic has cleared.

What About Food and Drinks?

Team vans should come prepared with food, drinks, extra layers, first-aid kit, and whatever else you’ll want with you during relay day. We’ve got the after-party food and bevvies covered!

Can I Walk?

As long as your team can average an overall 12-minute pace or better, you can move forward in whatever run/walk mode suits you. Professional speedwalkers welcome!

Can I Wear Headphones?

We’d rather you didn’t. If you insist, keep the volume low so you can hear course marshals, passing runners, traffic, and cougars. If you can’t hear your own footsteps, the volume is too high.

Can I Bring My Dog?

We love our dogs—and probably yours, too—but please leave them with a trusted dog sitter. Dogs are not allowed at the after-party.

Where Should We Stay Before/After?

Our 2019 title sponsor is Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, parent company to Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Quality Inn in Sequim. You can find more lodging options at the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau.

Seriously…February? (Um… or April?)

Trust us, once you spend the day running though the amazing Olympic Peninsula ecosystems, you’ll wonder why you spent February anywhere else. (Or April, in the case of rescheduling post-Snowmageddon.)