Featured Runner: Stacy Trosine

Our featured runner this month is inspiring to so many people, even outside of the relay community. Stacy Trosine is part of team 21 Dyxlesic Runenrs at Spokane to Sandpoint. Her friend, Stacy Thompson, nominated her.

As not to confuse you with two Stacy’s, I’ll talk about Stacy Trosine unless otherwise noted.

Stacy is currently in the US Air Force. She has been deployed 7 times to places like Afghanistan and Iraq. She began taking running more seriously when she met a fellow Air Force marathoner in Afghanistan. His ideas rubbed off on her and she ended up losing a lot of […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, Stories, Testimonials|Comments Off on Featured Runner: Stacy Trosine

Featured Runner: Jill Eberley

At Cascade Relays, we know there are many outstanding runners and walkers integrated into every team. We want to take the opportunity to feature a few of these unique Cascade Relays participants so that we can all be inspired by the amazing personal stories of fellow runners and walkers.

So what does it take to be a stand out runner? Let’s start with our first featured runner, Jill Eberley and you’ll get the idea.

Jill was nominated by her teammate Troy Hancock. They are members of the former S2S team Blood, Sweat and Beers that has now become Blood, Sweat and More […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Bend Beer Chase, Cascade Lakes Relay, Fun Relay Stuff, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, Stories|Comments Off on Featured Runner: Jill Eberley

Who is Holding You Accountable?

“If someone would just make me do it, then I would do it!”

Does this sound familiar? Our personal discipline can sometimes be easily thrown out the window. We find ourselves blaming everything other then ourselves for not getting the job done.  I’m sure many of you can relate when it comes to training for a running race.

Running with a friend or training partner can be a key advantage in having a successful race. There is nothing more regrettable then running a race knowing you could have trained better. So when you make plans to meet for a weekend run, do […]

By |January 18th, 2015|Bend Beer Chase, Cascade Lakes Relay, Health and Fitness, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|Comments Off on Who is Holding You Accountable?

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

Easing Back Into Running: BAMR Twisted Sister Audrey’s Story

This month, I wanted to introduce you to Audrey…newly appointed BAMR, and member of Twisted Sisters.   All of the ladies on our Twisted Sisters team have done relays before.  Only one of us has been lucky enough to participate in CLR (Nicole).    While most of us are fresh off our relay experiences, Audrey had to reach back to 1998 for her last relay memories.  Here’s a little bit about Audrey and the Why and How she is taking on CLR after such a long running hiatus.
Rewind the time clock to 2012, Audrey was turning 40.  She wanted to usher in […]

By |April 1st, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, Stories|Comments Off on Easing Back Into Running: BAMR Twisted Sister Audrey’s Story

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

3 relays, 5 states, 594.8 miles.

It was only a few years ago that Jeremy Howell would not have considered himself a runner. But a chance opportunity to run this crazy race called the Cascade Lakes Relay ignited a passion for running that he never knew existed within. For the fifth anniversary of that fateful first run, Jeremy is taking on his biggest relay challenge yet – three relays in one summer. An enthusiastic ambassador for our relays, we are proud to call Jeremy part of the Cascade Relays family. He will be sharing his running journey on our blog in the months to come.
3 relays, […]

By |March 22nd, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, Stories|Comments Off on 3 relays, 5 states, 594.8 miles.

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