Monday, February 27, 2012
Get ready for another installment of the American Odyssey Relay (AOR) this April, as teams of 12 runners cover 200 miles from Gettysburg, PA to Washington, DC...as fast as they can!
There are more and more races and events being built into the running calendar that offer runners a unique experience, and no doubt a memorable experience. Piling into a van with your teammates and covering some spectacular terrain and sites offers nothing short of a great weekend.
Elyse Braner, a well-known local DC runner, offered her perspective on the AOR event:
"This is my 3rd year competing in the American Odyssey Relay, the previous two times we had a team that was looking for something different...something fun for running. It's a social event. This relay differs from other relay-type events in that it is more personalized in many ways, perhaps because it's a smaller race. This is great because there are less rules to deal with, less stress of race logistics, but it's still definitely a spirited race! The volunteers add to the spirit of the AOR and make it a fun event. Once you also factor in the unique course over historical battlefields and an awesome party at the finish, our team is definitely going back again!"
Check out the American Odyssey Relay online and give your running club or coworkers something unique in terms of fun and competition!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
When the National Road Racing League was founded, the idea came from recognizing that there is a competitive and/or social league for every sport out there...except running! The United Social Sports league is one of the leagues in the DC Metro Area that offers many of these sports, in both a fun spirit and catering to those that thrive off a bit of competition.
From skeeball to volleyball, from dodgeball to softball, and even foosball, this league has it all! If you're unfamiliar with some of the sports or are even surprised some of them have official rules(!), there is a FAQs page. The entry fees and registration are also quick and painless.
DC is a transient city, so as you come and go, be sure to meet new people in a fun environment and get into something that has an element of team competition. Needless to say, it is leagues like USS that are an inspiration to the NRRL!
So all you runners who need some more hand-eye coordination should consider one of these fun sports.