So I'm a little worried to be leaving my running base here in Ames. I'm sure I'll meet runners in Seattle, but tapping into a large group will depend on finding a running group I like. So I really have no clue what relays might be potential next year... Do I do the Pacific Northwest? Do I come back to the Midwest? I seem to be able to get a full team in Colorado, so that state works. How about near other places where I have multiple running friends?
Serena, the team captain of Girls Heart Rockets, who are a bunch of scientist ladies that run faster than anyone on our team besides Al and Shaun, have challenged us to the Canadian Death Race:
I'm actually totally game. This is only a five person relay, so theoretically it should be easier to recruit for. But it is in the middle of nowhere in Alberta, so that might be a challenge. It is only a 12 hour drive from Seattle though...
In typical Danielle style, I totally made a spreadsheet with potential relays for next year. In January-ish I'll send out an e-mail and people can vote on which one they would most likely do. Here are the ones on my list now. If anyone has any additions or comments on any of them, let me know!
|Cape Relay||Quincy to Provincetown MA||May|
|MC200||Madison WI to Chicago IL||June|
|Green Mountain Relay||Jefferson to Bennington VT||June|
|Prelay||Portland to Eugene OR||July|
|Ragnar Northwest Passage||Blaine to Langley WA||July|
|Canadian Death Race||Grand Cache Alberta||August|
|Wild West Relay||Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs CO||August|
|Spokane to Sandpoint||Spokane WA to Sandpoint ID||August|
|Hood to Coast||Mt. Hood OR to Seaside OR||August|
|Ragnar Great River||La Crosse WI to Minneapolis MN||August|
|Colorado Relay||Georgetown to Carbondale CO||September|
|Ragnar New England||New Haven CT to Boston MA||September|
|Ragnar DC||Cumberland MD to Washington DC||September|