Strategic Global Advisors - Teal, Ryan, Baierl & Yang | RAAM 2011

About RAAM

 The Race Across America is one of the most respected and longest running annual endurance events holding legendary stature the world over. It is one of the pinnacles of sporting accomplishment, globally seen as the highest rung of the endurance sports ladder. Since 1982, RAAM has a rich and storied history standing as a monument to human endeavors.

The Race Across America is an event so staggering that merely to finish is, for most, the accomplishment of a lifetime. RAAM inspires everyone that it touches. A monumental race contested with the utmost of sportsmanship and zeal. Truly, RAAM is larger than life. A breeding ground for champions, a testing ground for elite riders and a shining example of the strength of human spirit.

The route is over 3000 miles, touching 14 states and climbing over 100,000 feet. Teams typically cross the country in 6 to 9 days, averaging 350 to over 500 miles per day. Solo racers finish in 9 to 12 days, averaging 250 to 350 miles per day. Teams have a relay format and race 24 hours a day. Solo racers have the challenge of balancing a few hours of sleep each night against race deadlines.

General Race Information

June 14-15, 2011, the Solo racers depart Oceanside, California on the 30th annual Race Across America. Competitors climb well over 170,000 feet while passing through 12 states in their 3,000-mile campaign to the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland. Teams start on Saturday, June 18. Divisions included in the race are male and female Soloists,Tandem, Recumbent and 2-, 4- and 8- Person Teams. There are non-racing sections, known as “parade sections,” at both the start and finish of RAAM. These sections are short and are designed for safety and logistic reasons.

Where does the race start?
  • RAAM begins at the Amphitheater, near the Pier in Oceanside, California.

What are the starting times?
  •  Solo women and 60+ Men start on Tuesday, June 14th at 12:00pm (PDT).
  •  Solo men start on Wednesday, June 15th at 12:00pm (PDT).
  •  Teams start on Saturday, June 18th at 2:00pm (PDT).

Where do they finish?
  •  RAAM finishes in Annapolis, Maryland, at City Dock downtown.

Find out more at the official RAAM website here.