"California's Longest Party!"
From Marin to Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge through San Francisco to Palo Alto and through Silicon
Valley to Santa Cruz, the 128-mile course boasts the largest number of tourist destinations of any walk. After walking
for 24 hours through 28 cities, 12-member teams walk to victory along the ocean while furthering The Relay mission
to increase awareness of 100,000 Americans waiting for organ transplants.
The Relay Walk Promotes Organ Donation,
Through Organs 'R' Us, the transfer of the baton from walker to walker symbolizes the transfer of an organ from
donor to recipient. The 2005 and 2006 Relay Walks were dedicated to three-year-old
Katalina Thang of San Jose who waited 2 years for a heart lung donor. On September 4, 2006, Katalina received a new
heart and lungs. The 2009-2011 Relay Walks are dedicated to eight-year-old
Katie Grace Groebner who needs a new heart and lungs.
The Media Describe "California's Longest Party"
as "the most fun 24 feet can have" in "the best place on earth." The Relay Walk has been
featured on the cover of Walk About Magazine, in the San Francisco Chronicle and promoted on NBC 11.
Corporate entries have included United Airlines and University of California, San Francisco Med Center
targeting the well-educated, affluent walkers. 91% of walkers are college educated with 87% employed at a
professional or managerial level. 82% are between the ages of 25 and 49 with 60% male and 40% female participation. Median family income is $72,000.
Join The Relay Walk Family
which includes 28 cities, 5 counties, 30 sponsors, 30 property owners, 40 law enforcement agencies, Caltrans,
Golden Gate Bridge, National Park Service and hundreds of walkers, spectators and volunteers for a little walk
from Marin to Santa Cruz.