The idea of a relay race intrigues me. It blends the best of both worlds - solitary running with the social support and solidarity of a team. I've read many Ragnar Relay race recaps with great interest (see my favorite recap, by Deborah). But I'm not ready for the multi-day commitment of Ragnar. I'm not sure I want to run multiple legs of a relay with minimal sleep or showers.
Enter the perfect solution - Rock the Creek Relay. Here's a quote from their website that sold me:
What are you committing to? Running a six leg relay, of about 30 miles total (legs range from 4-6.5 miles each) over the course of about 4-5 hours. And eating some good food. And listening to some good music. In a beautiful environment. With some great running friends.
There were already two teams of women signed up from the Reston Runners Best Foot Forward group. I set about to put together a third team, and found two more BFFs plus three ladies from the Potomac River Running Training group.
I'm eagerly anticipating rocking the creek in September with my fellow Reston Rockettes:
(photo courtesy of laurentina photography)
Yes, I want to run a relay! Maybe you do, too...?