Hoop Alley - as a part of obstacle course! Lay out eight plastic hoops in a straight line. Kids step into each hoop, lift it overhead, and drop it behind as they move forward. (Reset the row before the next persons turn.
We will have a Newspaper Relay Race during our "Countdown to Noon Party" at GHAL on Dec. Kids are handed three sheets of newspaper and must place one beneath every step they take. This is the perfect event to place at a tricky turn in the course.
You can simply lay an two-by-four on the grass. Or you can raise it on blocks: Drill a hole through each block using a paddle or forstner bit and attach to the underside of the beam with long lag screws. Sand corners, and cushion with pillows.
This post has a water themed Birthday party including this relay: The first kid starts with a full cup of water, then pours it over his head and the second kid catches it and repeats and they keep doing this to see who can fill up a jar the fastest.