Since early Friday I’ve been following this race on Instagram with envy and awe. THE SPEED PROJECT 3.0 is a running relay from Santa Monica to Las Vegas. 20 relay teams set out early yesterday morning, with the finish line, the infamous Las Vegas sign, 340 miles of scorching asphalt and desert away.
Scott Carmichael, a former colleague of mine at my triathlon club in Calgary, found his dream job with Strava in San Francisco a couple years ago, and he’s one of six runners on Team Strava this weekend. As of this post they’re duking it out with one other team for second place, and within hours they’ll be hitting that sign and then hitting the town (or a pillow).
As far as bucket-list items involving giant RVs go, this beats Burning Man by a desert mile.
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As the cool night turned to 80°F+ temps, head lamps and layers came off as teams have been snaking through the infamous Death Valley. – Team TSP has maintained their lead digging deep for the energy needed to take them down the home stretch to the Vegas sign. Meanwhile, overnight, other crews have closed gaps making for some amazing competition. – Swipe left for some more breathtaking scenes from the road from our photographers extraordinaire, @holdenfocus, @devinlamoreaux, and @phildauria. – #thespeedproject