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Informal Running Club: Home of TMIRCE:BOS Message Board › Mass Dash Relay this weekend. A runner needed if anyone is interested.

Mass Dash Relay this weekend. A runner needed if anyone is interested. Posting this note on behalf of my Team captain.

A former member
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Hello:

As many of you know, a small group of recreational north shore runners has put in an entry to in the first annual Mass Dash Relay run. This is a 208 mile team relay from the Berkshires to Boston Harbor. It is a benefit for the Jimmy Fund. See: www.massdashrelay.org for a full dose of information about the event. There was also a very complimentary article about the event on Cool Running: http://www.coolrunnin...­.

The event is set up for teams of twelve. Until today, we had twelve runners. Now – emergency! – we have a doctor’s-orders medical scratch and a kids/logistics/family conflict.

So we are looking for two runners who might find it fun running three legs of approximately six miles each, beginning early Saturday morning. The race starts with a run up Mount Greylock, the highest elevation in Mass, and goes all the way across the state to a finish line party on Sunday afternoon at the Kennedy Library on Boston Harbor (at UMass Boston). There are thirty six legs in the run, each runner does three, and we run straight through the night (with vests, headlamps, and flashers). We have two vans to handle the logistics and the race organizers have a neat system of transition areas and support services to make it all work.

Our first van will be driving out to Adams, MA on Friday night to be at the start line early on Saturday. But our second van will be leaving Salem early on Saturday and connecting with us on the course. So new people could be placed in the second van and only have to get up early on Saturday and then they would be home on Sunday afternoon. The running for each participant will be a total of about 15-18 miles in three segments with about ten hours of rest between each leg. There is plenty of opportunity for refueling and dozing, both in the vans and at the transition areas. If people are interested in finding out more about this running format, they might look at http://www.runningrel...­.

We have already met our team financial commitment for raising funds for the Jimmy Fund. The real fun of this will be going as a team and implementing the logistics of the relay. It should be lots of laughs as long as people are comfortable running the distances.

So we are notifying you at this late hour to ask if you can think of anyone who might remotely enjoy getting involved in a crazy running adventure like this. If so, please forward them this email and tell them to feel free to call me with any questions.

Thanks for your interest,
Jim Logan




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