If you have no clue what I'm talking about, here is the Cole's Notes recap: Ragnar holds road and trail relay races across the United States and one in Canada. The relay I will be doing is a road race which goes from Cobourg (which is about half way between Kingston and Toronto) along Lake Ontario 304.5 kilometers westward to Niagara Falls. Relay teams are comprised of 12 members, each responsible for three predetermined legs of the relay.
Well, this morning Coach Michelle and Ragnar Team Captain Allison sent our Endorphriends team members their running assignments for the relay. I couldn't wait to spend time researching each of my running legs!
Here are the details:
Starting near Darlington Nuclear Plant (extra energy!), I'll travel west through Darlington Provincial Park, McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and into Oshawa Harbour for my first transfer to Michele. This will be a fun way tribute to my Dad's side of family, most of which lives in Durham. Note to my family: If any of you want to come see me start / finish or race by--this will be a perfect leg to do so!
Starting at Colonel Samuel Smith Park (I used to walk to here all the time along the Martin Goodman Trail) on the border of Toronto and Etobicoke, I will travel up to Lakeshore Boulevard and past the big old homes of Long Branch, past Marie Curtis Park, and into historic Port Credit. I will try to resist the urge to run up to Costco near Islington, a frequent weekend destination.
I'll meet Courtney for the transition just east of the quaint Port Dalhousie pier. From there I'll head straight to the lake and the Waterfront Trail, one of the sections that travels right along the lake. I actually traveled this section as part of the Chocolate Race this past year. As I approach the scenic Welland Canal, I'll head inland for my last transfer, which is the 5th before the very end!
My total relay distance: 11.3K + 8.8K + 4.4K = 24.5K