CERN Relay Race today

This year's relay race around the Meyrin site will start at 12.15pm today. Come along and cheer on the participants!

Each team comprises six runners, with stages of 1000, 800, 800, 500, 500 and 300 metres. The times for the race range from under 11 to over 17 minutes, and around 100 teams take part each year.

New this year:

  • A handbike race will be held over one lap of the relay race course, with the participation of Paralympic skier Jean-Yves Le Meur. The race is open to anyone who wants to try handbiking. Six handbikes will be available for competitors to use, or bring your own
  • A new prize category for the team with the best fancy dress is sponsored by the CERN Micro Club.

As last year, the Nordic Walking event will take place over a slightly shortened version of the Relay Race circuit.

In the start/finish area, on the lawn in front of Restaurant 1, there will be a bar with beer and other drinks. The Novae restaurant will have a counter serving food and snacks. There will be demonstrations from the Fitness and Boxing clubs, and lots of other CERN associations will also be there with stands presenting their activities.

So come along, cheer on the participants, and enjoy the sunshine!