Date(s) - 04/24/2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gen.G, the global esports organization connecting the best gamers in the United States and Asia, and The Penn Relays, the oldest and largest track and field relay competition in the U.S., are partnering to produce an all-new Digital Penn Relays, presented by The United States Marine Corps. The Digital Penn Relays will be the first ever digital livestream with gaming-related content designed to connect the community with competition and infotainment. The event will take place on April 24 from 12-5 PM EST at twitch.tv/thepennrelays, which would have been Day Two of the previously scheduled three-day 2020 Penn Relays presented by Toyota that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the center of the Digital Penn Relays event, multiple teams of speedrunners and individuals will compete against each other to conquer custom-built Minecraft courses around famed Franklin Field, including hurdles, water, lava and an ice race course with boats. (What is Minecraft?) Echoing the traditional Penn Relays, teams will include boys & girls high school and collegiate divisions as well as several Olympic Development athletes. With a focus on bridging the generations of gaming, teams can also be a mix of Penn students, high school students, parents, alumni, faculty and speedrunners.
Participants are encouraged to film themselves saying “We’re Still Running” and post on social media with #WereStillRunning and #DigitalPennRelays for a chance to be integrated into the campaign leading up to and during the event. Throughout the livestream, fans will enjoy snippets of past champions sharing their greatest moments at The Penn Relays.
The Digital Penn Relays at twitch.tv/thepennrelays will also feature:
- Virtual Tables – sponsors will show off their products and services while school clubs & organizations will show off their hard work during the stream
- Workout Class – Penn Staff will lead a virtual workout for the home audience
Anyone who would like to participate must sign up here: Digital Penn Relays Sign Up Link