Two types may be run – circular and shuttle.  The athletes work as a team of 4 to get the relay baton home.

There are 2 types of Circular Relays:

100m or 200m event where all children run in the same direction around the track with the baton being carried in the right hand (1st runner) left hand (2nd runner) right hand (3rd runner) and left hand (4th runner).

This event comprises of sprint and middle distance runs by 4 different athletes. With Little Athletics we have 2 legs of 200m, 1 leg of 400m and 1 leg of 800m.