PLYMOUTH ROCK TO PROVINCETOWN
The 2017 Relay Singlets were inspired by one of the first long distance road relay races in America. The Plymouth Rock to Provincetown Relay (or P to P) was founded in 1974 (8 years before Hood to Coast) by Fred Brown, the president of the North Medford Club, one of the more dominant Boston-area running teams of the era. Unlike today’s highly produced and sponsor-heavy relays, the P to P was a “one man operation with very few amenities” that combined running and orienteering. As one racer noted, “The organization of the event, or lack thereof, is legend in the annals of New England running history. Race maps contained such notable landmarks as ‘unmarked road’ and ‘Marconi area.’” The Relay Singlets pay homage to the sites and sounds of this relay, as well as its carefree rule breaking atmosphere.
The Relay Singlets are crafted from our lightweight and silky smooth Bravio Blend, the same Italian-made fabric used in our Twilight tops and BQ Singlets, in vibrant sublimated prints. Featuring our signature sash, these are summer race ready kits for runners who take performance, if not themselves, seriously.
Luxe & Light
No one does luxury performance like the Italians. So when we needed a lightweight and luxurious fabric for running fast, we turned to Borgini, the masters of technical knitwear, to craft our Bravio Blend. Designed for summer temperatures, the Relay Singlet is breathable, fast-drying moisture-wicking and feels incredibly cool against your skin.
Standing out against the bright prints, our signature sash is inspired by the Cornell track and field teams of the late 1800’s. Athletes who scored points at the league championships earned a satin sash, sewn over the “C” on their singlet. It’s an symbol of excellence that we hope will inspire runners to perform at a level worthy of all those who’ve worn it before.
The Cape, as it’s colloquially known, is one of the best spots for summer running. Whether you’re training for the iconic Falmouth Road Race or building mileage for fall racing season, the seaside towns, beaches and winding roads offer gorgeous scenery no matter where your route takes you. Plus a post-run beer and lobster roll never
The original P to P course started at Plymouth Rock in “America’s Hometown.” Inspired by the pilgrim’s ship, the Mayflower (the replica of which sits in Plymouth Harbor, not far from the Rock) and the town’s embrace of all things Americana, the Plymouth kit features patriotic red sailboats on a navy background.
The largest community on the Cape, Barnstable is home to some of the best beaches for crabbing. Since the Barnstable police were responsible for shutting down the P to P relay in 1988, the Barnstable kit reflects an authoritarian tone - with gold crabs on a black ground.
A fishing town, Wellfleet is known for its oysters and was once home to a flourishing whaling fleet. Its harbor is ringed by classic clapboard houses and full of boats. Our kits honor this nautical heritage with ivory whales tails on a crimson ground.
Long a liberal bastion on the outer cape - Provincetown is known for being open-minded to all kinds, eccentric and fun. Plus, it’s a great party destination for the end of a long relay. Our P-Town kits reflect the town’s lighthearted spirit with Tracksmith hares on a light blue background.