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Registration & Merchandise Questions – info @ cascaderelays .com
Cascade Lakes Race Group, LLC.
PO Box 9640
Bend, OR 97708
Chief Endorphin Officer & Executive Race Director
scott @ cascaderelays .com
Chief Optimism Officer & Executive Race Director
carrie @ cascaderelays .com
Director of Communications and Camaraderie
teri @ cascaderelays .com
Walk Relay Director
walkdirector @ cascaderelays .com
Thank you to our incredible race event staff and volunteers!
- Craig McClure, Medical Staff Coordinator
- Carol Swendsen, LaPine Community Organizer
- Hannah St. John Stendahl, Registration and Merchandise Director
- Debbie & David McPherson, Event Home Base and Operations Support
- Rob Schroeder, Race Official, Marketing & Photography
- Emily Zoboski, Will Howe, Robi Phinney, Kate Kranzush, Race Officials
- Paul, Mary, Angelica, Bobby & Natalie Evers, Registration and Sales
Scott and Carrie Douglass
We developed this race to highlight the beauty of Central Oregon and to provide a different relay experience – one focused on team spirit and camaraderie, a challenging and varied race course, an intimate feel, and a non-congested relaxed race experience. Scott took two years off work to develop the course and prepare for the first year and Scott and Carrie produced the inaugural CLR one week after getting married in July 2008!
Scott is currently serving on active duty in the US Navy. LCDR Scott Douglass is assigned to Navy Recruiting District San Francisco where he is the Nuclear & Civil Engineer Programs Coordinator for Northern California and manages four Navy enlisted recruiting stations in the Bay Area. Scott was the #3 Nuclear Engineering officer recruiter in the nation in 2011. Scott is a US Coast Guard licensed merchant ship officer and has a Bachelors of Science in Intermodal Logistics and Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. He is a proud graduate of Mountain View High School in Bend, OR.
When Carrie isn’t working on the Cascade Lakes Relay she is the Deputy Director at the CEE-Trust, where she has the privilege of working with a network of city-based foundations and non-profits focused on education innovation. Carrie has an MBA from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Portland, OR. She is a proud graduate of Bend Senior High School in Bend, OR.
Carrie and Scott met in 6th Grade in Bend, OR. We have a 2-year-old puppy named Sierra who loves to run with us. Our friends think we’re crazy for producing these events as an extra hobby on top of our full-time jobs, but we love talking with our participants throughout the year and seeing you each summer along the course! Thank you for bringing us so much joy – your energy and enthusiasm keeps us going throughout the year on this crazy venture!
Teri Smith has one goal as the Director of Communications and Camaraderie for the Cascade Lakes Race Group – to make you feel like part of the family. “The thing that impressed me about Scott and Carrie from the very beginning is how much they care about their athletes,” says Teri. “This is their labor of love. You join one big crazy family when you run one of their relays.”
An avid runner and race walker who enjoys any distance, be it 5k or 50 miles, Teri brings a passion for social media, technology and relays to her duties for the Cascade Lakes Race Group. While she regrets that she won’t be able to continue her unbroken streak of CLRs, she is looking forward to the chance to connect with as many runners and walkers as possible in the coming years.
This is Kate’s third year with Cascade Lakes Relay Group, stepping into the position of Walk Director this year. “I love the enthusiasm that comes with working along the other team members of the CLR and everyone’s dedication to a fun, safe race. This year, I’m excited to bring some more personal attention to the walk division and support the walkers along their course.” Kate hopes to provide a great experience for the walkers so that our walk division grows over the years. An avid world traveler, Kate enjoys walking and trekking wherever she goes. “Whenever I go somewhere new, I find the best way to get to know the area and the people is to just get out there and walk around.” She also thinks that walking the CLR and S2S courses gives participants the best chance to really take in the beauty of the areas. If any walkers need anything from her during the race, don’t hesitate to contact her. “I’m here for you!”
Kate grew up in Wisconsin and on the Oregon coast. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon and San Diego State University. In the off-season, Kate is a Kindergarten teacher at a Bend elementary school. She lives in Bend with her dog and enjoys packing up her car and going on local adventures as often as possible.