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The 2/28/2021 Lake Merritt Relay has been postponed. We hope to see everyone later this year.

Lake Merritt Relay & 10K - February 23, 2020

Thank You Runners! 

 Lake Merritt Relay 2020 Results are posted:









The 42nd Lake Merritt Relay will be held on

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at 9:00 AM
568 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Save on Early Bird and Pre-registration prices! Advanced registration closes Friday, February 21st. 

The LMJS Lake Merritt Relay is a two person relay with each team member running one 5K lap around Lake Merritt, Oakland. Single runner 10K option available. 

Unfortunately, please note that we are unable to host our regular monthly kids races at this event.

Registration Open Now!

  • No couples relay scheduled yet

Thank you for coming out to the race!  

We had a great time and we hope you did too.    

Cheers! David Lindberg and Jeanine Holmlund


Thank You to all of you who ran the 2019 Couple's Relay! We had some record numbers and you helped make a fun and competitive race for all those that ran including many other Bay Area Running Clubs!  2019 Relay Overall and Age Group Winners .pdf

couples-relay-RESULTS final.pdf.        10KResults final.pdf.                If you have any questions or didn't receive your prizes, please contact Jeanine: Co-Race Director:   


A big thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers that made the race possible!

Transports on College Ave Oakland and Solano Ave, Berkeley

Gu Energy LabKind, Equator Coffee and Teas, 175 Bay Place, OaklandPiedmont Turkey Trot   


Website development: Victor Yee, Marie Nakagaki

Extensive Timing Prep: Sarah Vital

Marketing and Advertising: Len Goldman and Dave Nicely

Course and Start/Finish Line Set Up: Joe Davis and Jack Zakarian

LMJS Head Race Director: Karen Fishwild Andrews

Pre-Registration: Len Goldman, Kim Huynh, Melissa Phillips, Fanny Peregrina, Joe Morgan & Emily Baumgardner

Day of Registration: Scott Donahue, Agatha Panday, Allegra Kim and Brian Lee, Efrem

Registration Trouble shooting and Timing Team: Jorge González de Chaves, Malcolm Talcott

Traffic Directors: Nicholas Collins and Oliver Cussin

Backpack distribution:  Kathryn Dernham, Dave Nicely, Clay Van Batenburg

Water Table: Elena Volkova

Food Table: Kris Barrios & Noe Barrios

Tick Sheet: Kate Stewart

Finisher Ribbons: Devon King  Neece & Kids, Susan & Sophie Moser

Photographer:  Dave Nicely

Last to leave Race Film Crew:  Jeff Kramer and Company 

Timing: Jorge Gonzalez de Chaves 

Thorough result keeper and Fastidious video analyzer: Joe Davis



Adams Point, 568 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Near the Lake Merritt Boating Center
Google Maps


Each person in the 2-person relay team runs one 5K lap around Lake Merritt. One runner 2 x 5k lap option available.

The course will be marked.


EARLY BIRD - through January 31, 2020

  • LMJS Members: $30/team
  • Non-Members: $35/team 
  • Single Runner: $30
  • Running for a Better Oakland Participants: $20
  • Youth (Combined Age is under 29): $20/team 

February 1 - February 21, 2020

  • LMJS Members: $40/team 
  • Non-Members: $45/team
  • Single Runner: $40 
  • Running for a Better Oakland Participants: $20
  • Youth (Combined Age is under 29): $20/team

RACE DAY, Sunday, February 23, 2020

  • LMJS Members: $50
  • Non-Members: $55
  • Single Runner: $50
  • Running for a Better Oakland Participants: $20
  • Youth (Combined Age is under 29): $20/team race-day registration

Note: $20/year for membership! Save $4 on our monthly Fourth Sunday 5K/10K/15K with membership!
For the LMJS Members price, at least one team member needs to be a member.
Same day registration opens 8:00-8:45am on Sunday.
Please plan on being early if you plan on same-day registration! We will start the race promptly at 9:00 am.


Goodies from race sponsors on site along with our traditional banana racing bread.


Combined age of team members. For example, if Runner 1 is 35 and Runner 2 is 30, then Team Age is 65.

  • A. Youth Team (combined age of 29 and under)
  • B. 30-39
  • C. 40-59
  • D. 60-79
  • E. 80-99
  • F. 100-119
  • G. 120-139
  • H. 140+


The top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranking teams of the following divisions will be recognized:  

  • Overall Mixed Teams of 2
  • Overall Women's Teams of 2
  • Overall Men's Teams of 2
  • Age Group Division Teams of 2 for each of the 3 categories

Can't race but still want to be a part of it all? Email: dave_nicely@mac.com for more information on how to volunteer or to become a race sponsor. Come join us!

Thanks to our sponsors!


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