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

Atari

VHS Beta

New York City Marathon

TCS NYC Marathon

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Punk Rock

Post Its

GPS

Sesame Street

Sesame Street

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Star Wars

Susan B Anthony Dollar

Microwave

Canadian Flag

Pac Man

Camcorders

Fax Machine

Apple Computer

Pocket Calculator

Space Shuttle

Ink Jet Printer

Redwood National Park

1st Test Tube Baby

Saturday Night Live

Snowboards

Miranda Rights

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Secretariat

Bar Code

Jet Skis

Disposable Diapers

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Big Mac

Woodstock

Boeing 747

Rolling Stone Magazine

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Bungee Jumping

Internet

Cell Phones

ATM

Respirator

Mini Skirt

Disney World

Willis Tower (Formerly known as Sears Tower)

PBS

Digital Watch

Walmart

Heart Transplant

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911 Emergency

Smoke Detector

Watergate

Air Bags

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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!