In 2017, Chris Albertson founded Runners of the Sage, an organization that encourages more active, sustainable and environmentally aware lifestyles in the community of Tri-Cities, WA. The organization hosts an array of activities from weekly Tuesday night group runs, to hosting composting and gardening events, to putting on races and participating in relays.
Chris will run his 7th Cascade Lake Relays next summer with his newly formed team “Runners of the Sage”, composed of active (and fast!!!) members of the Runners of the Sage group. The Elite-Mens team is shooting for a fast time and podium finish.
“The relays are ways primarily for us to build camaraderie, make memories, have a lot of fun, and get our name out there for what we are trying to accomplish”. – Chris Albertson, Team Captain
What do you love about CLR?
My favorite aspect of CLR is that it is very hard for the elevation, heat, terrain which makes it more rewarding than an easy low elevation relay. Also the amount of teams is perfect. I will never do Hood to Coast again because it is too congested. CLR has the right balance of enough teams but not too many. Plus the start and finish are some of the prettiest places on Earth.
Any advise for a first time Team Captain?
Don’t tell your team how hard it really is, let them figure that out. Ignorance is bliss!
Favorite CLR36 leg?
My favorite leg without question is Leg 2. Even when it was split I always ran it as one. I absolutely love the uphill … then the downhill. It is the hard that makes it great!
Watch out for these speedsters at Cascade Lakes Relay 2020!