100 on 100 Relay, August 13, 2011

by Ellen Foley.

I ran the 100 on 100 relay with five friends last Saturday (Aug 13th). Here’s the website: http://www.100on100.org/. We came in 6th of 12 women’s teams (we were something like 89th overall however). This is a great race that starts at the stunning Von Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT and travels down scenic Route 100 for 100 miles, to Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT. You won’t be surprised to hear that it’s very hilly but also very beautiful, including waterfalls, mountain scenery and 2 covered bridges! Most teams include 6 people, but there are a few “ultra” teams of 3. There’s a lot of spirit on the course, with decorated vans, costumes (at some points) and fantastic organizers and volunteers. There are 18 legs to the course, with total mileage for each runner ranging from 15 to 19 miles. We started at 7 a.m. and finished at 10:20 p.m.; I think the winning team beat us by about 5 hours! Of course the point was to be challenged and have fun, and we did. It was a GREAT time. I highly recommend it, especially if you like hills.