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Team Check-in: What You Need to Know

Team captains, listen up.  Here’s what you need to know about check-in:

1. You must check-in at least 30 minutes prior to your official start time.  Check in will be available Thursday evening from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Diamond Lake Resort Great Room, and then will begin again at 5:15 am Friday morning at the CLR Start Line.  If you are starting before 6:30 am Friday morning, we would request that you to check in Thursday night. If you are checking in Friday morning and your team captain is in van #2, he or she does not need to be at the start.  You may send a team representative to check in instead.

2. You must present two reflective vests, two flashlights or headlamps, and two “Runners (or Walkers) on Road signs that are at least 18 x 24”. Official signs may be purchased at check-in for $5 each.

3. You will receive runner numbers, vehicle numbers and one silicone bracelet for each team. T-shirts will be handed out at the finish line, so don’t plan to wear one on one of your legs!

That’s basically it!

By |June 26th, 2009|Organization|Comments Off on Team Check-in: What You Need to Know

Managing Your Runners

One of the things that makes the Cascade Lakes Relay a bit unique is the relaxed attitude of the race directors towards runner order. For those used to the strict rules on the Hood to Coast, the reality that you can put your runners on whichever legs you want sets in slowly. But it is true. You don’t have to stay in a fixed rotation for this race. You can put your runners on different legs each rotation, although you will have to keep the rotation within your van. The course is closed to the second van on the section from Silverlake towards exchange #18.

Last year, our team had some runners who preferred the mileage, so we piled up the longer legs on them, and gave shorter legs to the runners who were newer to racing. If you are a competitive type, this can be a strategic advantage, as you put your faster runners on legs that cover more mileage. You still need to give everyone an equal number of legs however. This also makes things easier during the race, when you often have to switch runners up due to injury or exhaustion. There is no need to stress about who is supposed to go next with rotation – just make your changes in a way that works for your team.

For more ideas on strategy for placing your runners in legs, check out this article.

By |June 11th, 2009|Organization|Comments Off on Managing Your Runners

Predicting Your Pace

If you are trying to plan meals and sleeping arrangements, the pace predictor worksheet is the tool you need.  You just need to open the file, enter your runner’s names, adjust the predicted pace for each runner (be sure to keep it in full time format – for example, an 8:00/mile pace is going to be entered as 12:08:00), and you’ll have a full estimate of when each leg will finish.  You probably want to add :30 to each person’s predicted pace, at least on the later legs when exhaustion will set in.  It’s pretty typical for people to run as fast as they humanly can on the first leg and then pay for it later.

Run worksheet (Excel format)
Walk worksheet (Excel format)
If you don’t have Excel, don’t worry. You can use Google Docs to open the sheets (you’ll need to save the file and upload it to open it) or Open Office.

By |June 11th, 2009|Organization|Comments Off on Predicting Your Pace

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By |June 10th, 2009|Organization|Comments Off on Organization