Friday, September 01, 2006
I like to refer to the Hood to Coast Relay as "24 hours of organized chaos". I think this is pretty accurate. I have never been involved in something that creates and displays so much of both it's own personality and the personality of it's participants. It is healthy to be reminded that Chaos is fun.
197 miles is a long distance to run, whether it is with 11 other people or not. There is such enthusisam surrounding this event it is incredibly contagious. From the start at Timberline L0dge on Mt. Hood to the finish on the beach at Seaside, Oregon you can feel the zest for life that the runners exhibit, despite whatever trials and tribulations happen along the way.