THE PENN RELAYS AT
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA,
MARJORIE OLSHO PHOTO
More Than A Relay: 2018 Penn Relays
BY GARY FANELLI
The 2018 edition of the Penn Relays is in the books, the 124th
running of the Penn Relays, held in Philadelphia, PA, at Franklin
Field, University of Pennsylvania, on April 26-28.
Did you know Penn Relays is the first Track Meet in history
to start the concept of running relays with batons? This Meet
is so much more than just relay although there are hundreds of
them as well. At one point Penn Relays had a Marathon in the
1970s into the 1980s. One could receive the coveted Penn Relays
Watch by capturing a 1st place in that event.
This year featured the Age Group 100 Yard Dash, where even
people in their 90s could partake. School children as young
as 10 years old can take part in fun relay races on Wednesday,
so it seem everybody gets included in the Penn Relays from age
10 to 90-plus. That is quite a wide range and just show how huge
and how opportunity and inclusion is afforded to everyone
at Penn Relays.