Race Across America (RAAM) is one of the most respected and longest running ultra-endurance 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. Racers must cycle 3000 miles across 12 states and climb over 170,000 vertical feet. The race starts in Oceanside, California and finishes in Annapolis, Maryland.
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 public’s imagination. Relay Teams were introduced in 1992 and quickly became the most popular and fastest growing segment of the race.
There is no other race in the world like RAAM. There is no other race that combines the distance, terrain and weather; no other event that tests a team’s spirit from beginning to end. RAAM is the true test of speed, endurance, strength and camaraderie, the ideal combination of work and play.
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