Growing up in Oregon, I have wanted to do Hood to Coast for a looooooooong time but until this year haven't had the opportunity. Although I won't be on one of the cool Nuun, all women's teams with all the super cool and super famous bloggers, I am still going to be on a pretty awesome all women's team. My team is #707 (isn't that a pretty bitchin' number?), the Blister Sisters.
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It is a submasters (all over 30) team that has been doing Hood to Coast for the past 7 years straight. Last year they finished 197th overall and 6th in the Women's Submasters category. Half of the team this year are 30 somethings (me being the youngest at 31) and the other half are in their late 40's and 50's (a couple are even mom's of girls that I went to high school with). I've never really met any of them but am super excited to be running with such an amazing group of strong women.
Yesterday, Debbie, our team captain emailed me my leg assignment. I will be runner #9! Being the newbie on the team, I had told her that I would be okay with whatever leg they wanted to give me. So, 9 it is. I will be running 9th, 21st, and 33rd.
Here is a look at the numbers for all the legs:
And here is a synopsis of each of my specific legs:
I haven't looked into them too much, but they look to be fairly scenic. I know that the Springwater Trail (my first leg) is part of 40 miles of paved trail through Portland and the surrounding areas. Although my 2nd leg is on gravel which isn't the most fun thing to run on, it will be nice to be near a creek... assuming it isn't the middle of the night. And, finally, my last leg is my longest but will be in Astoria on country roads and should be a lot of fun. Now that I know what I will be running I am super excited and will probably be talking a lot more about Hood to Coast.
Are you running Hood to Coast? Do you know what leg you are running? I look forward to meeting a lot of awesome people at the end (and maybe along the way too)!