Start: Oceanside, California Oceanside Pier Solo Women/60+ - Tuesday June 12 Men Solo Men - Wednesday June 13 Relay Teams Saturday June 16
Finish: Annapolis, Maryland City Dock June 21-25
Route: 3000 miles, 170,000 feet of climbing
Crosses 12 states, passes through 88 counties and 350 communities
Format: Solo, 2-, 4- and 8-Person relay teams
Race Across America (RAAM) is one the most respected and longest running endurance sports events in the world. RAAM is seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but the greater sporting community as well.
RAAM has a rich and storied history. In 1982 four individuals raced from the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles to the Empire State Building in New York City. Covered by national television, the race captivated the publics imagination. Teams were added in 1992 and quickly became the most popular and fastest growing segment of the race. Relay team racing made the event accessible to any reasonably fit cyclist.