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Relay Packing List for Individuals

Not sure what you should pack for the relay? We’ve compiled the ultimate relay packing list to make sure you have everything you need (and maybe a little extra) for your next relay:

(Printable relay packing list is here)
Running Equipment

Running shoes (one or two pairs) – trail shoes needed?
Team “uniform” or costume (if you have one)
At least 3 sets of clothing for running – shorts/capris and shirts – check your team’s estimated pace sheet to get an idea of when you’ll be running so you can plan your gear – night legs will obviously be colder than midday legs
Running socks (three pairs)
Undergarments for running […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|1 Comment

New Contest: 6-ish Words about Cascade Lakes or Spokane to Sandpoint Relays

It’s about time for a contest, don’t ya think? We did too.

We’re looking for your 6-ish word description of what it is like to run the CLR or S2S. Post a picture and tag us on Facebook, or post a picture on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #thisisCLR or #thisisS2S for an entry. Bonus entry if your picture has you wearing one of our shirts.

What will you win for your efforts? How about a brand spanking new Hydroflask CLR or S2S water bottle? You’ve got two weeks to post your entries and rack up your entries – GO!

By |April 11th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|Comments Off on New Contest: 6-ish Words about Cascade Lakes or Spokane to Sandpoint Relays

Making the Most of Your Relay Visit to Spokane

We’re very exciting to be introducing Spokane, Sandpoint and the beautiful country in between to new out of town teams this year.  We have more traveling teams than ever, and we want to help you make the most of your relay weekend. We turned to our ambassador Tasha, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Spokanite, to suggest the best places to check out while you are in town.

Places to stay:

Red Lion Hotel at the Park and the Red Lion River Inn
Both locations are right on the Centennial Trail. The Red Lion River Inn is where the Spokane’s biggest social running club, Flying […]

By |April 10th, 2014|Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|Comments Off on Making the Most of Your Relay Visit to Spokane

The Best Running Team Names Ever…

We love funny, creative and clever running team names. It’s kind of an obsession, really.  We have spent hours pouring over relay results, laughing at the crazy relay team names people come up with  all year long. When registration rolls around in October, we can’t wait to see the new team names that come in. During the races, we love seeing how teams make those names come alive with their decorations and clever slogans written on van windows.

If you are trying to think of a team name for your next relay race, you just might be inspired by our list […]

By |April 7th, 2014|Fun Relay Stuff|2 Comments

Five Reasons You Should Sponsor a Corporate Relay Team

Are you looking for a team building opportunity for your business? Do you need a grassroots marketing opportunity in your local community? Do you just love to run and want to spread your love for the sport at work? Overnight running relays, like Oregon’s Cascade Lakes Relay and Hood to Coast or Washington’s Spokane to Sandpoint or Ragnar Northwest Passage might be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Overnight relays are team running events that bring together up to twelve runners or walkers to complete a course that typically runs two hundred miles over scenic roads and trails. Each runner […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|Comments Off on Five Reasons You Should Sponsor a Corporate Relay Team

The Fine Art of Relay Van Tagging

It’s no secret that connecting with other teams is one of the quickest and easiest ways to create a memorable relay. We are social creatures, and making new running or walking friends can be as easy as saying hello when you’re waiting at an exchange. The best connections are built on shenanigans and laughter. But how do you get started?

One of the easiest ways to begin connecting with other teams on the course is through van tagging. Not unlike graffiti tags, van tagging involves letting know the other teams that you’ve been near. Going in to stealth mode to leave […]

By |March 18th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|Comments Off on The Fine Art of Relay Van Tagging

Meet the Relay Family: Cascade Lakes Relay Team Slippery When Wet

It’s no secret that the reason running our relay is so much fun to run has everything to do with the fun-loving, spirited teams that return year after year. Slippery When Wet is no exception. One of our most enthusiastic Water Ambassador teams, Slippery When Wet is always a contender for the spirit award. Team captain Liz Boyer is returning for her fourth year, while teammate Jennifer Gross will be celebrating her sixth. We got the scoop behind their name and their secrets for making the most out of the first weekend in August.
The story behind our team name: several […]

By |March 12th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay|Comments Off on Meet the Relay Family: Cascade Lakes Relay Team Slippery When Wet

Running For Your Team: A Guest Post from Running in Place on the 2013 Cascade Lakes Relay

One of the things we love doing throughout the year is reading about your experiences during the Cascade Lakes Relay. We only see a small part of the challenges, victories and stories you make from our vantage point, so when we find your stories, we are thrilled to share. Lisa V., who blogs at Running In Place…And Going Nowhere Fast, graciously agreed to let us share her story with you. 

Another Cascade Lakes Relay is done.  This was my third time participating in this race.  I had big goals for this one and I accomplished some and not others.

The Cascade Lakes […]

By |March 3rd, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay|Comments Off on Running For Your Team: A Guest Post from Running in Place on the 2013 Cascade Lakes Relay

What’s In A Relay Team Name: How to Pick The Perfect Relay Team Name

Are you stuck trying to figure out what to submit as your official relay team name? Perfect relay team names take a little time and a little brainstorming. You want it to be funny and clever, creative, easy to remember, and ripe with possibilities for decorating your team van and picking out costumes. Or you want it to represent your serious nature, sleek and fast just like you hope your team will be come race day. It’s enough to make a team captain wring her hands in despair and simply go with the first name that comes to mind.

If you’re […]

By |February 11th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|Comments Off on What’s In A Relay Team Name: How to Pick The Perfect Relay Team Name

Turn Your Relay Medals Into Refrigerator Magnets

I don’t know about you, but I train more consistently and eat more healthfully when I am reminded of my goal races and triumphs. I post inspirational quotes and photos of trails I want to run on my fridge, since I spend a good part of my day opening that door. I pay attention to the magnets I collect, opting for ones that hold special meaning for me or my family.

It hit me like a ton of bricks the other day that my race medals would be perfect to turn in to magnets. All I would need was a little […]

By |December 20th, 2013|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|Comments Off on Turn Your Relay Medals Into Refrigerator Magnets