If you ever get a chance to run a team relay race, it is an adventure and a great time. In 2005 I ran the Wild West Relay with 11 of my coworkers, and it was a blast. It consisted of 36 legs of varying distance, each member ran 3 legs in order. The race was 197 miles and ran from Ft Collins CO to Steamboat Springs CO.
The race spanned country roads, city roads, and wilderness. Through daylight and nighttime, and the crisp morning air. It was a great feeling running across the finish line as a team and knowing that together you covered such a distance together.
You won’t get much sleep during the adventure, but it won’t really matter. We had a blast, and I would recommend anyone that enjoys running, and teamwork to look into running a relay. We are looking at running it again in 2007, but with the 6 member team, so that each member would run 6 legs.
Please post any comments if you have ran a relay race or if you know of a relay race not listed below. There are a variety of relay races listed on websites, Here are some of the ones that I have seen listed at running expos:
Ragnar Relay Del Sol – http://www.ragnarrelay.com/delsol Wickenburg –> Scottsdale AZ 3/30 – 3/31 189 miles
Green Mountain Relay – http://www.greenmountainrelay.com/ Jeffersonville –> Bennington VM – 6/2 – 6/3 – 200 miles
Wild West Relay – http://www.wildwestrelay.com/ – Ft Collins –> Steamboat CO – 8/3 – 8/4 – 195 Miles
Hood to Coast Relay – http://www.hoodtocoast.com – Mt Hood –> Seaside OR – 8/24 – 8/25 – 197 Miles
Blue Ridge Relay – http://ww2.blueridgerelay.com/ – VA -> Asheville, NC – 9/7 – 9/8 – 208 Miles
Colorado Relay – http://www.coloradorelay.com/ – Idaho Springs –> Glenwood Springs CO – 9/21 – 9/22 – 170 Miles