60 Days to Boston: February 25-the start line

February 25, 2016 – 53 Days to Boston – 4.3 miles 42:00 minutes 9:50 pace

I feel I’m back on track and feeling better about my health and training.  I’ve been talking with Teague Hatfield at Footzone about some potential marathon coaches that could help me achieve this goal of getting ready for Boston in less than 60 days. I’ve come to realize how much information (and probably more misinformation) is available on how to successfully prepare to run a marathon and the importance of seeking help and guidance.  Even a simple marathon training group at your local running store has […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

60 Days to Boston: February 14-21, 2016

The First Week of Training
Scott Douglass

February 14, 2016

Today was my first run in 6 months since Cora was born on September 4th. 2.62 miles. 29 minutes 11:05 pace.  Wow – I’m out of shape.  I was pushing a stroller, but I’m plain out of shape.

Carrie and I weighed Cora this morning and she weighed 13 pounds!  Fantastic news other than the fact that her Daddy has also gained 13 pounds since she was born!  Yep – I’m tracking with her pound for pound.  I’ve been pretty good at finding excuses for not working out my entire life, but a baby […]

By |March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 60 Days to Boston: February 14-21, 2016

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

CLR Love | How two teammates became a family

As Valentine’s Day is approaching, we’d like to share a love story that many people don’t know began at the Cascade Lakes Relay.

In 2010, CLR team Running on Empty was about to spark a love connection. Two teammates, Gretchen and Matt, would meet each other for the first time at exchange point 6 when Van 1 (Gretchen) handed off to Van 2 (Matt).

Gretchen explains how both her and Matt almost didn’t join the team. “I did try to get out of the race last minute because of a nagging injury, and Matt got talked back onto the team at the […]

By |February 12th, 2015|Cascade Lakes Relay, Fun Relay Stuff, Stories|Comments Off on CLR Love | How two teammates became a family

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?

How to Train and Sustain in 2015

It’s that time of year…New Year’s Resolutions! This year is going to be different right? You’re going to make a plan and stick to it. Let me share with you a few tips that will help you reach your goals and stay with it through out the entire year.

No short cuts either. If you are looking to lose weight and keep it off or drop some time on your 10K, it will require hard work; but your goal is absolutely obtainable! Remember what your parents said, “you can do anything you put your mind to.” They were right about this […]

By |January 7th, 2015|Health and Fitness|Comments Off on How to Train and Sustain in 2015

The 6Keg portion of the Bend Beer Chase

The very last leg of the Bend Beer Chase will be a great way to finish the one day relay as a team. We thought it was so much fun that we even opened up registration for people to do the 6Keg only and not the entire relay if they wanted to. But how do we really know how much fun it will be? We’ll we tested it ourselves! Man this job is tough.

Here’s how it will generally work. The relay portion of the BBC will end at Crow’s Feet Commons in downtown Bend. This is where all the timing […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Bend Beer Chase|Comments Off on The 6Keg portion of the Bend Beer Chase

Crossing the Finish Line – My 2,500 Mile Journey to Run 21

By Amanda Witucki, Team Stranger Danger


This past weekend I completed my first-ever overnight relay race from Diamond Lake to Bend, Oregon for #CLR2014. Words are hard to come by when describing this experience, but I’m going to try!

Crossing the finish line with my team for the Cascade Lakes Relay was such a rewarding moment after all of the hard work we put in. The blood, sweat, and yes even some tears, couldn’t have formed a better end-product. We were tired. We were sore. We were hot. We were hungry (& thirsty!). Mostly, we were eager to finish the last leg […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay|Comments Off on Crossing the Finish Line – My 2,500 Mile Journey to Run 21

First-Time Relay Runner | My 2,500 Mile Journey to Run 21

It’s the day before #CLR2014 and I’m in the midst of traveling 2,500 miles over six legs from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Diamond Lake, Oregon. Call me crazy, but I think it’s going to be a great time! Now that the big day is almost here, my excitement is at an all-time high. I can’t wait to get my team Stranger Danger off to the races with that first leg at 6:40 a.m. tomorrow. Oh, did I mention this will be the first overnight relay I’ve ever done?!

If you’ve never participated in a long-distance, overnight relay race, I’m sure you’re wondering […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Uncategorized|Comments Off on First-Time Relay Runner | My 2,500 Mile Journey to Run 21