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 A True Cross Country Race
Submitted by Rickshaw :: Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:41 pm
Get ready for a "cross country" race with a whole new meaning. At last week's Running USA Conference in San Diego, Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray introduced the idea of a Running USA Trans America Relay. The race would feature teams of 10 to 15 crossing the United States, traveling 3300 miles from coast to coast, with each runner covering between 5 and 10 miles per day. McGillivray hopes to hold a race with two or three teams as early as next spring.


OldManRunner
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Rochester, NY
Joined: 28 Nov 2004
Posts: 262

Re: A True Cross Country Race Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:05 pm 

The cross country team from Rochester Institute of Technology here in upstate New York ran across the country this past November to commemorate their school's 100th anniversary. I think it took them something like 2.5 weeks, San Diego to Maryland shore. From the newspaper coverage, I guess the biggest issue was that the participants' running gear never got a chance to dry thoroughly between runs. They ran 24 hours a day, something like 1 hour running then six hours off, for 2.5 weeks straight.

Bricks
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Chicago
Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 222

Re: A True Cross Country Race Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:23 am 

I hope this happens. I think it would be great. I also think "Team Runworks" should make an appearance.

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