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

Feels Like The First Time: The Twisted Sisters Prep For Their First Cascade Lakes Relay

We have a special ambassador on our crew. She’s an enthusiastic runner, race director and experienced relayer. But one thing she isn’t – a Cascade Lakes Relay veteran. We debated if we should allow any first timers serve as ambassadors, but we realized that Cyndie could serve a very special purpose; she could help us learn more about what the race is like as a brand new team. She graciously agreed to start a regular column on our blog about her team’s experiences as they prepare for the 2014 Cascade Lakes Relay. Cyndie writes her own blog at Rediscovering Running. 
There’s […]

By |February 17th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|1 Comment

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

Winter Motivation

As the days grow cold and training means braving the snow and cold rain, remind yourself every time you get on your computer what you are training for with this image from one of the relay’s toughest spots – the climb to Mt Bachelor on Leg #32.

Photo by Robert Schroeder.

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By |December 18th, 2013|Cascade Lakes Relay|Comments Off on Winter Motivation

Congratulations to the 2,400 finishers of the 2013 CLR!

Wow, what a weekend!  Starting with a new start line on the beach of Diamond Lake and ending with a new finish line at Riverbend Park in Bend, the 6th Annual CLR was truly a year to remember.  The weather couldn’t have been better and spirits were high as 200 teams made their way to the finish line on Saturday, featuring the 1st Annual CLR Brewfest with free beer for participants & volunteers from 10 local craft breweries.

Online results can be found here.  Division Winners and Contest Winners will be listed here.  Pictures will continue to be added here.  Please contribute your own […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Cascade Lakes Relay|Comments Off on Congratulations to the 2,400 finishers of the 2013 CLR!

Cascade Lakes Relay 2013: The One Where The Relay Tries To Take Me Down

We would love to share your race recaps with our readers. If you have posted a write-up of the 2013 Cascade Lakes Relay and are willing to have it be a guest post, please shoot me an email at teri@cascaderelays.com.
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by Teri Smith
When Scott and Carrie asked me to join the team last February, I felt pretty confident that I knew what I was in for. Years of running the Cascade Lakes Relay had made me tough, ready for the physical and mental challenges my favorite relay would surely throw my way. After all, I had conquered leg 2a […]

By |August 9th, 2013|Cascade Lakes Relay|Comments Off on Cascade Lakes Relay 2013: The One Where The Relay Tries To Take Me Down