Saturday, July 18, 2009

Oh, yeah, and I found the race we should run in 2010 (as long as I don't have a wedding to go to)

The Headwaters Relay

It's a little different from most of the relays we've run, in that you camp overnight instead of running through the night. That's because it's run mostly on dirt and two-track roads, some of which are apparently pretty rough. The race website advises that you need "[a]t least one runner who is comfortable running rocky, steep mountain trails". And to keep an eye out for grizzly bears to allow for maximum possible time to make peace before your certain death (phrasing, here, is mine). There don't seem to be a whole lot of rules (this is Montana, after all): between 5 and 10 runners to a team, each team member must run at least 5 miles per day, and, you know, don't start your next runner until the one running has finished (it would seem to go without saying, but the results show that several teams have violated this simple rule in the past). No silly rotation rules or anything like that.

Well I think it sounds awesome, anyway. And their web designer is awesome, too.

3 comments:

Danielle said...

I actually know someone who does this race regularly. He's a running machine!

Although I'm kinda thinking this one might be fun next year:

http://www.canadiandeathrace.com/

Audrey said...

um...i can't decide which is cooler. i thought al's find sounded cool...but any race with the word death in it...that you need a passport for..well, that's kind of cool.

Al Dimond said...

NO, DON'T YOU GET IT? IF YOU DIE IN CANADA, YOU DIE IN REAL LIFE