Friday, May 20, 2011

2011 Reach the Beach Relay (Massachusetts) is Underway

The Massachusetts version of the Reach the Beach relay is now underway. Officially known as The RTB Relay: Wachusett to Westport, the event features teams of varying sizes running 200 miles over a 24-hour period. RTB starts in Princeton, Mass. at the Mount Wachusett Ski Area and concludes at the Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport.

I've heard of Reach the Beach a number of times over the years but was never really quite clear what it was all about. This year I know a few people in one of the teams, some I'm taking more of an interest in it. Teams can be up to 12 members, and each member runs three legs in the event. (You can learn some of the basic rules and registration info here, and find a PDF list of RTB Massachusetts teams and start times here].)

You can check for Reach the Beach live results (nothing in as of 12 Noon on May 20th, but check back later for information).

There's also the Reach the Beach New Hampshire relay on Sept. 16th and 17th. (It's sold out, but the site says there are still spots available through charity partners.)

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