A while back you may remember me doing a review for the Hood to Coast Movie. I was so intrigued with the whole relay idea, and when I found out there was one that went 126 miles from Baton Rouge LA to New Orleans, I knew I had to run. I loosely formed a team, but we never could get it together and didn’t actually sign up. I always thought we would last minute, and decided we were still running it. Even when I got injured I was determined to run.
So when Katie and I started discussing out options, we threw together a team and formed Girls on the Geaux. None of us has ever done a relay before, so we have NO idea what we are doing, but we are determined to be the most FUN van of the race.
Rouge Orleans starts in Baton Rouge and runs on the levee system all the way to Audubon Park in New Orleans for the post race party. We each will run 5 legs, totaling 20-23 miles each over about 24 hours. There are 6 of us, and yes we have lost our minds!
Girls on the Geaux has been fortunate enough to secure a few sponsors for our journey. We can’t wait to blog about them, tweet them up, wear their gear, and run a great race!
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We are SO THRILLED and blessed to have secured these sponsors, and would of course love to have more! The money that we don’t end up using for the race is going to be donated to Girls on the Run. That’s right! we are hoping we have enough sponsorship money that we are able to do this! (15 passenger van rentals, registration fees, gas, food etc. it adds up!) So a HUGE HUGE thank you to our amazing sponsors. You will be hearing more about them as we go. be sure to find them on Twitter and Facebook!
QOTD: Have you ever done a relay? Do you want to? What is something you thing would be important to remember to pack that may be overlooked?
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Tara Burner says
whoohoooo and no I haven’t done a relay…
think I do better alone (i’m weird like that)
I want to do a relay also!!! This looks like so much fun!!! I can’t wait to hear all about it!!
Carly D. @ CarlyBananas says
That sounds like so much fun! I’ve done a half marathon and full marathon relay but nothing that long. I would love to do a Ragnar type race sometime though!
That relay looks like fun! After reading about the many Ragnars – maybe one will be in my future. Who knows 🙂 Be sure to read Meals & Miles – she did a GREAT packing post for race relays!
chris D says
This is great! Sounds like a blast. Keep rocking it and i can’t wait to hear your reports on the event!
I would love to do a relay one day! I think it would be SO fun!!! ~jenn