In consideration for my registration in the 2021 AK MINI Relay (hereinafter AKMini"), I understand and agree to the following:

1. As correspondence is exclusively via email, the captain must provide an accurate email address.

2. Payment is due with registration and is made via PayPal, or by check. If you elect to pay by check, you will be sent an invoice by e-mail with a due date. Your registration will not be official until your check is received and will be cancelled if payment is not received by due date.

3. The minimum age for participants is twelve (12) years of age. The parent or legal guardian of any participant not yet eighteen (18) must sign the waiver of liability along with the participant. Any potential participant under age 12 MUST have approval from the Race Director.

4. VOLUNTEERS: I understand that my team is responsible for picking one of the two volunteer options for AKMini:

  • Option #1- Supply volunteers: Each team will supply one (1) volunteer. The minimum age for a volunteer is 18 years old, or 14 with accompanying adult volunteer. Volunteers will have the opportunity to choose their preferred assignment, but will not have guarantees of receiving it. Assignments can be anywhere along the route and at any time during the relay. If your team does not supply the required volunteer, you understand you will not be permitted to start. If any of your volunteer(s) do not show up at their selected assignment, you understand your team will be disqualified and/or face a cash penalty.
  • Option #2-  "HIRE A VOLUNTEER" (HAV) for $50- 100% of funds go directly to a local non-profit organization who will supply volunteers as a fund-raising opportunity for their organization. Support our local communities and the non-profit organizations that participate in the race and take the stress out of finding volunteers. 

Please initial your understanding and agreement of the volunteer requirement.

5. I understand my team must be able to complete the courses with an average team pace of 11 min/mile. If our projected pace is slower than this, the Race Director will make special arrangements for our team that we will abide by. Additionally, if our team slows down enough to fall behind scheduled exchange zone times, the Race Director may give instructions on catching up to the field that we will abide by.

Please initial your understanding and agreement of the team time restriction.

6. I understand that once registration is paid, the registration fee is non-refundable & non-transferable. A new captain can be designated. I also understand that waivers (Acknowledgment And Assumption Of Risk And Release And Indemnity Agreement) will need to be signed and submitted by all participants (runners, volunteers and van drivers if present).

In consideration of this, North by Northwest Relays will do everything in its power to hold the relay as advertised, but due to the nature of the event, extenuating circumstances not under the control of the event organizers, may necessitate course changes, or even cancellation for the safety of the participants. These circumstances include, but are not limited to: weather and other forces of nature, last minute road closures and construction, floods, or forest fires. If the event is cancelled for such reasons, partial refunds and/or deferments will be made available to teams as explained in our cancellation policy (see website).

Please initial your understanding and agreement of the waiver requirement and the refund policy.

7. OPEN COURSE: I understand that the course for the AKMini is an OPEN course - the Chester Creek & Coastal Trails will be open to the public during the run, and legs on sidewalks and road shoulders are open to normal traffic.  I acknowledge that as team captain, I must ensure all members of my team are aware of the open nature of the course and will follow traffic signals at intersections.

Please initial your understanding and agreement of the public nature of the roads of the AKMini course.

8. I understand that as the captain I am responsible for informing my team of the rules of the AKMini as stated in the Race Guide, and that infractions by individuals will result in penalties and/or disqualifications against the team as a whole. I also understand that all participants are still subject to all state and local laws for vehicles, pedestrians, and general behavior.

Please initial your responsibility to read and abide by the Race Guide and agreement to be held to all rules and penalties. You also agree that if your team is disqualified for any infraction, your team will depart from the race in an orderly manner.

Apr 23 - May 14*
Early Bird
May 15 - May 31* Jun 1 - Jun 18**
Late Registration
Duo $100 (check)
$100 (PayPal/Credit)
$110 (check)
$110 (PayPal/Credit)
$120 (check)
$120 (PayPal/Credit)
Trio $150 (check)
$150 (PayPal/Credit)
$165 (check)
$165 (PayPal/Credit)
$180 (check)
$180 (PayPal/Credit)
Squad (up to 6 runners) $300 (check)
$300 (PayPal/Credit)
$330 (check)
$330 (PayPal/Credit)
$360 (check)
$360 (PayPal/Credit)

VOLUNTEER PAYMENT (in lieu of supplying your own volunteer)

Per team: $50


As the Captain entering a team into the AK MINI Relay, I agree to and understand all that has been stated above.

Please enter your first and last name to continue: