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The Buck Fifty
April 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Have you ever ran in an overnight relay race? If not, we’ll help to lay the concept out for you here! Your team of 10 runners will be broken into two groups of 5. Your team will also need 2 non running drivers and two vans. Van #1, with its 5 runners will begin the race at the starting line. Runner 1 will start the race at your team’s designated time.
Once Runner 1 takes off, van #1 will drive ahead to the first transition zone, so that runner number 2 can get warmed up and ready for his or her leg. When runner one arrives at the transition zone, their first leg is done and runner number 2 is off! Runner 1 will cool off, change clothes, and quickly hop back in the van so that your team can get runner number 3 to the next transition zone. This process continues through your fifth runner. So where is van #2? After your team’s start, van # 2 drives ahead to the transition zone where runner number 5 finishes his first leg. Once runner number 5 comes in, all of the runners in van #1 have completed their first of three legs. And now, runner 5 hands off to runner 6 (which is the first runner in van #2.) Van #1 is on its first “resting” period. Based on the number of miles the other van will cover and the pace time that each of those runners have submitted, the resting van should be able to gauge how much down time they will have. During that time we recommend you rest and refuel. There are several places listed in the “About the Race” Section where you can book a hotel room to get a little shut eye and a hot shower. We’ve also listed a few places that you can camp along the way.
Register at: http://www.thebuckfifty.com/the-race/