With one year under the belt, there are a few things that teams have learned to help their experience go more smoothly. Please share your tips if you have them.
This is a new leg this year. The road is dirt, which will be much like a singletrack surface, and there are few trees in this area. Carry extra water.
This is a hot and dusty leg. A bandana may be helpful if you are sensitive to the dust. Bring a spray bottle to mist your runner (and others as well if they need it) and help keep him or her cool.
Legs #12 – 17:
Vans are allowed to follow their runner if the runner is nervous about the conditions in this remote section of the course. This means you can drive behind your runner at a very slow rate, using your headlights to light the way. This can be helpful for the runner, but it is tough on the people in the van. You may also bring a bicycle and ride along with the runner.