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 public’s imagination. Teams were added in 1994 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. The 2011 race will be the 30th edition of RAAM.
There is no other race in the world like RAAM. The Race inspires every one who has been a part of it - racer, crew, staff and fans alike. RAAM is the true test of speed, endurance, strength and camaraderie, the ideal combination of work and fun! There is no race that matches the distance, terrain and weather, no other event that tests a team’s spirit from beginning to end.
2016 Race Information: Start: Oceanside, California – Oceanside Pier
o RAAM Solo Men / Women – Tuesday June 14
o RAAM Teams – Saturday June 18
Finish: Annapolis, Maryland
o Route: 3000 miles, 170,000 feet of climbing
o Crosses 12 states, passes through 88 counties and 350 communities
o Format: Solo, 2-, 4- and 8-Person relay teams
Support the Cause
RAAM is an outstanding platform for raising money for charitable causes. Racers annually raise collectively in excess of $2 million for a wide range of charitable causes.