Saturday, October 6, 2007

the next big thing?

A few posts ago Chris's post about her run with Maddy mentioned Maddy's suggestion about all running the 2009 Disney Marathon together. Now I will confess I had been thinking of suggesting running a race together next year and Maddy's suggestion is a good one. I can't think I'd be able to keep the family away from this one, for one thing.

But Greg made a different suggestion a week or so ago and I thought I should run it past all of you. He suggested we get a team together to run the Reach for the Beach Relay in New Hampshire next September. This would involve about 1o or 12 of us running a 200 miles across the state in legs of different legs - travelling as a team in 2 vans and supporting whichever one of us is running the race. I've just read a piece in this month's UK RunnersWorld about running relay races and it just seems like so much fun - and we'd be such a great team!

At this point in time there is no information on the website about the 2008 race but if we are interested and can get a team together, I'm quite happy to help to organise this? I could certainly contact the race directors and see what information I could pull together. So what do you think guys?

7 comments:

MarathonChris said...

I love the idea. I think my hubby and I would go for it!

Now for a clever name...look at this year's results and see if we could come up with a good name.

Road Warrior said...

Excellent. 10 is a minimum (so we're not running more than 20 miles a piece). We don't have to sign up until April 1, so we have some time.

Susan said...

Love it!

ShirleyPerly said...
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ShirleyPerly said...

Sounds like fun but next year I'm planning to run a marathon in New Hampshire that's also in September (usually the last week). If the relay is within a week of the marathon (but not the same weekend) in 2008, I might be able to do it!

CewTwo said...

With enough time, it would be an interesting prospect. I am excited at being able to meet everyone and run in a project like this!

IrishBlue said...

Running together anywhere would be really cool. Keep me in the loop Petra!