Being a run/walker I think I'd be afraid of letting a relay team down with my pace... :(
That said, I've been seriously considering doing the half. Of course, the moment I decided, I realized it is the same weekend as MPMF (Midpoint Music Festival, kind of a mini SXSW here in Cincy), and there are several bands playing the mate is interested in. Still pondering logistics...
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They have changed the course this year and it will be a flatter course. I haven't looked at the course - I will be doing the event as a training run (long run) for the Marine Corps Marathon in October.
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I ran the marathon relay when it was the USATF national championship and my team won the 50-59 title winning $500! My $100 share is the most money I've ever won in a race, double the $50 I won in a race as a 39 year old. Not to mention being a national champion. Thanks for bringing back the memory.
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I think it would be awesome if a group of us could do this. I ran the relay last year as a fill in for a friend's team. I did the last leg which was 7.9 miles. It was fun but a little boring waiting a few hours for my runner to get to me. Now that I have done it, I have an idea of what to expect and what the runners can do while waiting for their turn to run.
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I am starting this thread to see if there is an interest in forming a SP team (or two) for the Akron Marathon relay on Saturday, September 29th. There are five legs: 3.9, 4.8, 7.5, 4.5 and 5.5 miles. I will tell you now that the course is not flat. It's not JASR hills, but there are some rolling roads for you to run on. Registration is $40 per person. Here is some info from their website.
Please let me know if you are interested. Maybe we can get something together. I am also posting this on the Spark Cleveland team.
Event Details •Team Relay Cap: 6,500 participants / 1,300 teams •Start Time: 7:00 a.m. •Course Open: 6-hours, the course will close on a continuous pace of 13:44 minutes per mile (course closes promptly at 1:00 p.m.) •Minimum Age: 15-years on Race Day
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Slap Bracelet – The first runner will be given a slap bracelet to be worn on the right wrist. THE FIRST RUNNER MUST PICK UP A BRACELET AT THE RELAY REGISTRATION AREA AT THE EXPO. At each relay exchange point, the incoming runner will pass the snap bracelet to his or her team member. No relay member can leave for his or her relay leg without wearing the slap bracelet.
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