Francis, Jacob, Lester, Sean, Will, and Wyatt (with Mike Fitch as an alternate)are raising money and running a race to support organ transplants. This year, because it's so much fun, we decided to split the 200 miles between 6 people instead of the usual 12 . It will be double the fun, double the legs, double the mileage, with sleeping half as much! However, due to the van rental and requisite donations, we will need as much help as we can get from our friends, family, and co-workers.
Here's some information on this 200 mile race (www.therelay.com):
The San Francisco Relay is "California's Longest Party." From Calistoga in Napa Valley to Sonoma, Marin, Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge at midnight, to San Francisco, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley to the ocean. Featuring the beauty of the Bay Area, the course boasts many tourist destinations.
Each member on a team of 12 runs three legs in rotation. The 36 legs through 36 cities are 3 to 8 miles and rated easy to very hard allowing runners to select legs that match their strengths. Runners of all abilities are challenged, contribute and have a great time.
WITH ORGANS R US ("ORU"), THE GOLDEN GATE RELAY PROMOTES DONATION
Since 1995, the transfer of the baton from runner to runner has symbolized the transfer of an organ from donor to recipient. The GGR has been dedicated to transplant recipients, candidates, organ donors and donor families participating as runners, walkers, volunteers and guests.