Penn Relays

2020 Penn Relays canceled

The Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania has announced that the 2020 Penn Relays, scheduled for April 23 through 25, has been canceled due to the evolving coronavirus public health threat.

Penn Today Staff

125 years of Franklin Field

The historic stadium, home to the University of Pennsylvania Quakers and the Penn Relays, is celebrating its quasquicentennial. It is the oldest college stadium in the country.

Greg Johnson

A Relays recap

The 124th running of the Penn Relays featured athletes from more than 200 colleges, 1,000 high schools, and professionals competing in the three-day festival.

Greg Johnson



In the News


Sports Illustrated

You Relays got a hold on me

Letting go of this weekend’s Penn Relays, canceled by COVID-19 for the first time in their 125-year history, will sting harshly. By carrying on through past wars and national emergencies, the annual track and field extravaganza has enthralled millions, legitimized the sport in the U.S. and advanced racial integration.

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IAAF - International Association of Athletic Federations

Women's Sprint Medley World Best Highlights 124th Penn Relays

The U.S. women's relay team clocked a new world's best title, from handoff to home stretch.

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