xXx Racing Relay Cross

2019 Relay Cross: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - Jackson Park, Chicago

Since 2010 this event has been a popular and fun way to kick off the cyclocross season. After a Le Mans start, teams of two riders alternate laps on a traditional cyclocross course. At the end of each lap, riders high-five their waiting partners, who leap into action to contest the next lap. Fields are available for men, women and juniors as well as the popular co-ed category. Want to see what Relay CX looks like? Check out this great video from Rachael Gatto.

A Return to Jackson Park for 2019!

We are returning to Jackson Park as to not ruin the Chicago Parks District’s newly installed baseball fields at Warren Park. On Chicago’s South Side, Jackson Park was the original location for Relay Cross and offers a fun venue with an exciting 180-degree turn on a down slope, adjacent to the water!

Returning for 2019

xXx Racing-Athletico is dedicated to supporting bike racing in and around Chicago by hosting races and supporting other organizations that help to build and maintain the amazing cycling and racing communities in our area. For the fourth year running, we are again raising funds to help further this mission with the Relay Roulette race.

For this race, riders must be pre-registered, but will only find out who their teammate is on race day. The reg fee will be $10/rider, and all proceeds will be donated to a local youth cycling-related charity. The winning team will get to decide which charity gets the prize. We have a field limit of 50 teams for this race, which means if it fills up, there will be at least $1,000 to donate to a worthy cause! ***100% of reg fees and donations from this race will go to charity***

As always, the juniors race will be free and will also be Co-ed! Brothers and sisters racing together in harmony!

Mark your calendars and follow us on Twitter, where we’ll announce the opening of registration. The 2019 version will take place Sunday, August 25 and the Co-Ed fields in particular always fill quickly.

Driving Directions

Relay Cross takes place at Jackson Park’s inner harbor. Set your GPS to 1987 Hayes Drive, which is right off S. Lake Short Drive.


Check out the offcial race flyer.

Online Registration

Online preregistration is now closed. Day of registration and waitlisting is available for all races except Relay Roulette.

Race day registration opens at 8:30am and closes 20 minutes before each race. Online registration closes the prior Thursday evening. Day of registration and waitlisting will be available, space permitting, for all races except Relay Roulette.

Day-Of Entry fees are cash (preferred) or credit (bring cash). NO CHECKS. Day of registration with $15 late fee.

Remember when registering for RelayCX that one teammate registers both teammates - you'll need all information for both riders: USAC license number, address and phone number, emergency contact name and phone number.


Event Start Duration Field Limit Prizes Cost
Masters 35+ Relay

10 Spots left

9:00 AM 60 min 50 Teams Prizes - 3 deep $45/Team
Women Cat 4/5 Relay 10:15 AM 45 min 50 Teams Prizes - 3 deep $45/Team
Cat 4/5 Relay

18 Spots left

11:15 AM 45 min 50 Teams Prizes - 3 deep $45/Team
Relay Roulette 12:30 PM 30 min 100 Teams Bragging Rights $10/Team
Junior Relay

10 Spots left

1:15 PM 45 min 40 Teams Prizes - 3 deep $0/Team
Women Cat 1/2/3/4/5 Relay 2:15 PM 60 min 50 Teams Prizes - 3 deep $45/Team
Cat 1/2/3 Relay 3:30 PM 60 min 50 Teams Prizes - 3 deep $45/Team
Coed Open Relay

6 Spots left

4:45 PM 45 min 50 Teams Prizes - 3 deep $40/Team