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?

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

By Amanda Witucki, Team Stranger Danger

8/8/14

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

Relay Packing List for Individuals

Not sure what you should pack for the relay? We’ve compiled the ultimate relay packing list to make sure you have everything you need (and maybe a little extra) for your next relay:

(Printable relay packing list is here)
Running Equipment

Running shoes (one or two pairs) – trail shoes needed?
Team “uniform” or costume (if you have one)
At least 3 sets of clothing for running – shorts/capris and shirts – check your team’s estimated pace sheet to get an idea of when you’ll be running so you can plan your gear – night legs will obviously be colder than midday legs
Running socks (three pairs)
Undergarments for running […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|1 Comment

New Contest: 6-ish Words about Cascade Lakes or Spokane to Sandpoint Relays

It’s about time for a contest, don’t ya think? We did too.

We’re looking for your 6-ish word description of what it is like to run the CLR or S2S. Post a picture and tag us on Facebook, or post a picture on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #thisisCLR or #thisisS2S for an entry. Bonus entry if your picture has you wearing one of our shirts.

What will you win for your efforts? How about a brand spanking new Hydroflask CLR or S2S water bottle? You’ve got two weeks to post your entries and rack up your entries – GO!

By |April 11th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|Comments Off on New Contest: 6-ish Words about Cascade Lakes or Spokane to Sandpoint Relays

Easing Back Into Running: BAMR Twisted Sister Audrey’s Story

This month, I wanted to introduce you to Audrey…newly appointed BAMR, and member of Twisted Sisters.   All of the ladies on our Twisted Sisters team have done relays before.  Only one of us has been lucky enough to participate in CLR (Nicole).    While most of us are fresh off our relay experiences, Audrey had to reach back to 1998 for her last relay memories.  Here’s a little bit about Audrey and the Why and How she is taking on CLR after such a long running hiatus.
Rewind the time clock to 2012, Audrey was turning 40.  She wanted to usher in […]

By |April 1st, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, Stories|Comments Off on Easing Back Into Running: BAMR Twisted Sister Audrey’s Story

Five Reasons You Should Sponsor a Corporate Relay Team

Are you looking for a team building opportunity for your business? Do you need a grassroots marketing opportunity in your local community? Do you just love to run and want to spread your love for the sport at work? Overnight running relays, like Oregon’s Cascade Lakes Relay and Hood to Coast or Washington’s Spokane to Sandpoint or Ragnar Northwest Passage might be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Overnight relays are team running events that bring together up to twelve runners or walkers to complete a course that typically runs two hundred miles over scenic roads and trails. Each runner […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay|Comments Off on Five Reasons You Should Sponsor a Corporate Relay Team

3 relays, 5 states, 594.8 miles.

It was only a few years ago that Jeremy Howell would not have considered himself a runner. But a chance opportunity to run this crazy race called the Cascade Lakes Relay ignited a passion for running that he never knew existed within. For the fifth anniversary of that fateful first run, Jeremy is taking on his biggest relay challenge yet – three relays in one summer. An enthusiastic ambassador for our relays, we are proud to call Jeremy part of the Cascade Relays family. He will be sharing his running journey on our blog in the months to come.
3 relays, […]

By |March 22nd, 2014|Cascade Lakes Relay, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, Stories|Comments Off on 3 relays, 5 states, 594.8 miles.