The Relay World Championship is coming! The RELAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is an independent, international, qualifying championship for the sport of Long Distance Relay racing. THE BEST OF THE BEST 12-person or 6-person teams compete to be the fastest LDR team in the world on the Big Island, Hawaii! The RWC was created to promote, unify, and increase participation in the sport of Long Distance Relay running while celebrating amazing athletes and the LDR community. Conceptualized as a way to challenge relay teams that have had success at Long Distance Relay events, the RWC brings the finest and fastest LDR teams together on an international stage October 21-22, 2016. http://www.relayworldchampionship.com
All Ragnar Relays have been deleted from the RelayGuide.com calendar. Here is why.
RelayGuide.com recently received an email from the Race Director of the RelaisXtrene Relay Race in Quebec that included this:
"We started to work on our project in 2012. We first wanted to associate with Ragnar. They came here in Quebec City to meet. We showed them our project and routes: They were very enthusiastic. We found out a few month latter they tried to go around us with their partners..., so we rushed to start the relay on our own. That proved t0 be a huge success. The only thing that saved us was the language and country barrier."
Ragnar Relays pulled the same end around on The Relay in California, and tried to do the same thing in Colorado.
Therefore, we have removed all their races from our calendar and urge runners to support race directors who operate in an ethical manner.
There are always teams dealing with lost team members close to race day. One really fun team doing the Wild West Relay, "Girls Heart Rockets" (a team of engineers and physicists who are thrilled to be participating with the NASA Astronauts this year) for example, is looking for one runner.
If interested, check out the Team Matching Message Board to find a team. You can either look at the posts from teams looking for a runner, or you can post that you are a runner looking for a team.
NASA ASTRONAUT TO RUN COLORADO WILD WEST RELAY WHILE IN SPACE
Longtime Competitor Will Join Team from Orbit
ENGLEWOOD, CO, June 30, 2014 - NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson is officially registered with a 6-person ultra team to compete in the Wild West Relay which takes place August 1st and 2nd in Colorado. He will join the competition from the International Space Station where he is currently in orbit. The race is a 200-mile relay originating in Fort Collins and ending in Steambo...at Springs. Swanson has completed the Wild West Relay Race twice before as a participant.
To participate, Swanson will be strapped onto a treadmill on the International Space Station where he will run his six relay legs for his team at his designated times. The team is hoping to be in communication with Swanson during the race to notify him when to start running, and for him to notify his team when the next runner should start when each of his legs is completed.
Swanson will compete on a six person ultra-team (each runner averages 33 miles) with the team 200 Miles, 20 Orbits and 90 Schillings. The name of the team represents the number of miles of the relay, the expected number of orbits that will be made during the course of the relay and the team's favorite beverage. The captain of the team is Bredt Eggleston of Fort Collins, a friend of Swanson's and previous participant in the relay. Other astronauts are expected to be part of the team, including Sunita "Suni" Williams, who participated in the Boston Marathon in 2007 by running her marathon on the Space Station.
Swanson is originally from Steamboat Springs and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is currently two months into a six month mission on the International Space Station.
About the Race
August 1-2, the Wild West Relay will cover 200 miles from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs. Runners compete on a 12-person or a 6-person ultra team through foothills, open spaces, and back roads, passing through three National Forests andÂ crossing two mountain passes. The race finishes at the Steamboat Springs Ski Resort. More information available at www.rltrelays.com.
Roads Less Traveled Relays are staged by Timberline Events LLC, a Colorado owned company. Our races benefit Volunteers with a Purpose, Inc. (www.VolunteersWithAPurpose.org; which benefits non-profits in the communities that races pass through - over $250,000 raised and distributed), and 1% For the Planet.
ADDING MORE FUN TO COLORADO’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RELAY RACES, ROADS LESS TRAVELED RELAYS ADDS HIGH ALTITUDE TIME TRIALS TO THEIR RELAY RACES
Who will be the fastest runner to get their ass over the pass?
ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO, June 20,2014– Roads Less Traveled Relays (www.RLTRelays.com) is pleased to introduce the Get Your A** Over The Pass Time Trials for runners participating in the Wild West Relay in August and the Flaming Foliage Relay in September. These exciting time trials ...
Announcing First Annual "Get Your Ass Over Deadman Pass" Time Trial
Will YOU Be the Fastest Wild West Runner Over Deadmans Pass?
RLT Relays is excited to announce a new feature to this year's Wild West Relay - the "First Annual Get Your Ass Over Deadmans Pass Time Trial" presented by Fort Collins' premier running store, Altitude Running. Each team's Leg 14 runner, which goes over Deadmans Pass, will be timed. The fastest three men and women to run Leg 14 (8.5 miles, 1,180 feet elevation gain, -738 feet elevation loss) will win gift certificates (first place $75, second place $50, third place $25) from Altitude Running for their achievement.
January RLT Relay Schwag Announcement: Thanks to our sponsor Knuckle Lights, every team that registers (that means payment received) by January 31st for any of the Roads Less Traveled Relays, will receive a free pair of Knuckle Lights. Knuckle Lights are the first and only light designed to be worn on your hands, in the perfect position to light your path and be seen on your next run or walk in the dark. These are ideal for overnight relays.
Received this email today from a volunteer who staffed an exchange during the Green Mountain Relay:
I served as a volunteer for the Green Mountain Relay this past weekend (Neighborhood Connections ) and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my participation in the event. I was impressed with the level of organization provided and so enjoyed meeting the race participants! I wanted to share my thoughts about the experience and to thank you for your effort in prod...ucing such a wonderful event.
My blog post for 6/24/12 is called "Running".
I hope that you enjoy the post.
I wish to thank you too, on behalf of Neighborhood Connections!
Very best regards,
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Need five reasons to run a relay? http://www.fitnessbyd.com/5-reasons-to-run-200-miles-a-reca…
I am very excited about a new relay documentary that is filming right now. It's about a team of strangers who have all lost at least 100 lbs and will run the 2013 Ragnar Florida Keys. Here's more about the project: http://www.relayguide.com/…/168-a-relay-movie-in-production…
It's possible to run a relay in all 50 states: http://relayguide.com/…/most…/167-50-states-relay-guide.html