4 (wo)man/3 Bike relay
Teams of four runners will compete to cover the approximately 21 mile distance from Olympia to Yelm (all on paved Chehalis-Western and Yelm-Tenino trails) as fast as possible, having one member from their team running at all times. The team members not running may ride ahead or alongside their runner on bikes, and each team will determine the distance and number of legs for each participant. Initially, this race was designed just for high school x-c teams, but now the race is open to anyone who would like to compete (prizes will go to the top high school teams, however).
Time/Date: Monday, June 15th starting from the Chambers Lake Trailhead (directions below) at 9:00 AM and finishing in downtown Yelm.
Location: Starting in Olympia, Washington and finishing in Yelm, Washington (course map below). If someone can drive an extra bike out to Yelm then everyone can bike back, you can run/ride back to the start, one bike can be a tandem bike and then everyone can bike back, you can have a vehicle pick you up at the finish, or there is also a bus line that runs from Yelm back to Olympia. If you would like to bring money for a movie and/or lunch out in Yelm afterward that would be a great idea.
What to bring: Bring three bikes, four runners, and some food/water in a backpack.
High School course records:
#1 -- Olympia High School -- Nate Van Haitsma, Chris Charles, Ian Dandridge, Peter Kesting -- 1:49.07 (2012)
#2 -- Olympia High School -- Nate Brennand, Jared Shorten, Chris Charles, Nate Van Haitsma -- 1:59.46 (2010)
#3 -- Olympia High School -- Nate Van Haitsma, Chris Charles, Kieran Sprague, Ian Dandridge -- 2:01.06 (2011)
#4 -- Curtis High School -- Daniel Caldwell, Will Ferguson, Andrew McClellan, Andy Caldwell -- 2:09.00 (2009)
#5 -- Olympia High School -- Ted Knudsen, Luke Vannice, Sam Fleckestein, Dusty Miller -- 2:09.10 (2009)
Open Course Record (3 Man/2 Bike) -- Josiah Price, Andy Prentice, Jesse Stevick -- 1:50.05 (2011)
Open Course Record (4 Man/3 Bike) -- Ted Knudsen, Luke Vannice, Kieran Sprague, Jesse Stevick -- 1:49.29 (2012)
Directions to Chambers Lake Trailhead of Chehalis Western Trail:
From I-5 northbound: take Exit #108 to Sleater Kinney Road. Head south, cross Pacific Avenue, at the 4-way stop sign, turn right onto 14th Avenue. Follow approximately 1/2 mile. The entrance is after the trestle on the left.
From I-5 southbound: take Exit #109 to College Street, head south, cross Pacific Avenue, cross Lacey Boulevard, turn right onto 14th Avenue. Follow approximately 1 mile. The entrance is after the trestle on the left.
Questions: (360) 455-5282. firstname.lastname@example.org
More info on trails: http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/parks/trails-chehalis-western.htm
Make sure that each athlete prints off, signs (or has parents sign, if under 18), and brings THIS WAIVER to the start of the race, or if your parents will be there you can sign it at the start.
If you could send the following information in by email (email@example.com) before the race that would be great for planning purposes, but if you don't get around to it you can just show up on race day as well.
Team name and/or school: _____________________________
Names 1) _________________________ phone number: __________________________
2) _________________________ phone number: __________________________
3) _________________________ phone number: __________________________
4) _________________________ phone number: __________________________
If you get around to it, feel free to send RSVP to:
4 (wo)Man/3 Bike Relay
5129 Chambers Creek Loop SE
Olympia, Wa 98501
2013 RESULTS: 1st place -- Jake Palazzi, Charlie Merth, Ryan Staley, and Noah Murry -- 2:17.53
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