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The DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay is the oldest relay race in America but just HOW old is it? A date can be difficult to understand. Without context, it’s just a number. Since the start of the 1st race in 1964, A LOT of things have been built, events thrown, and inventions invented. To help give an idea of how much has changed since the race started running, here’s our list of 50 notable things the Lake Tahoe Relay is older than.

Super Bowl

Super Bowl

Moon Walk


VHS Beta

New York City Marathon

TCS NYC Marathon

Image appears courtesy: TCS NYC Marathon

Punk Rock

Post Its


Sesame Street

Sesame Street

Image from – Wikimedia

Star Wars

Susan B Anthony Dollar


Canadian Flag

Pac Man


Fax Machine

Apple Computer

Pocket Calculator

Space Shuttle

Ink Jet Printer

Redwood National Park

1st Test Tube Baby

Saturday Night Live


Miranda Rights

Image by ar130405 from Pixabay


Bar Code

Jet Skis

Disposable Diapers

Image by Mahesh Patel from Pixabay

Big Mac


Boeing 747

Rolling Stone Magazine

Image from Wikipedia

Bungee Jumping


Cell Phones



Mini Skirt

Disney World

Willis Tower (Formerly known as Sears Tower)


Digital Watch


Heart Transplant

Image by gfk DSGN from Pixabay

911 Emergency

Smoke Detector


Air Bags

Image by Angie Johnston from Pixabay

Fidel Castro’s Cuba

As the DeCelle Memorial Relay kicks off on the first Saturday in June, be sure to remember that this isn’t just a race… but a tradition. It’s an event older than Star Wars, the New York City Marathon, and even the Super Bowl!