July 2011 - Cascade Lakes Relay | Relay on Us™

Walkers and Runners Wanted

If you, or anyone you know, is a runner or walker who wants to do the Cascade Lakes Relay next week, don’t be shy about your willingness!  Teams are desperately looking to replace last minute injuries and drops.  Some of the opportunities include:

Eight person walking team looking for two more walkers to walk three legs each.  Non-competitive, fun team.
Two people needed for van #2 on Oregon CrossFit. Low pressure; all fees paid.
Team Kaiser Rolls looking for two runners.
Team Deliriously Demented looking for three runners.  Fees of only $60 each, which includes big vans.  Met these guys at the Barrel to Keg Relay last weekend – fun people!

There is sure to be even more action between now and next Friday morning.  If you are interested, please post on Facebook, the boards, or email chris@cascadelakesrelay.com with your availability.

By |July 28th, 2011|News|1 Comment

Managing the Leg #18 Van Switch Off

One of the challenges of the Cascade Lakes Relay course is the lack of a major sleeping area at the end of leg #18 – where Van #2 takes over from Van #1 deep in the night.  After completing legs #7 – 12, Van #2 can choose to eat in Silver Lake before heading to La Pine High School to rest or sleep (food available in LaPine also) until they are called in to active duty on leg #19.  But figuring out that timing is a bit more complicated than having Van #1 show up where you are sleeping and rousing you to run.  Because it is a 35 – 40 minute (19 miles @ 30mph) drive from La Pine to the exchange point, you have to do a bit of planning to make sure it all goes smoothly.  Here’s what your team needs to do to make sure that the exchange comes off:

1. Van #1 must check in with the communications tent at the start of Leg #16.

No matter how crazy the exchange between runners might be for your team, someone must remember to check in at the Communication Tent/Trailer when your runner gets prepared to depart Ex Pt #16.  (Don’t assign this task to the person heading out to run – there is just too much going on for that person to remember to check in too.)  This check-in starts the communication process with La Pine.  The Comms team will relay your team number and time of arrival at Ex Pt #16 to LPHS.
2. Have someone in Van #2 follow @cascadelksrelay on Twitter with their phone.
The communications team will tweet the arrival of each team at Ex Pt #16.  You should have a […]

By |July 22nd, 2011|Tips|Comments Off on Managing the Leg #18 Van Switch Off