Mass Dash Relay; Experience Worth Everything

29 Nov

You make think running a 5k is hard. It is. You may think running a half marathon is hard. Very Hard. You may think running a marathon is hard. You better believe it. Why don’t you try to run 200 miles and tell us what that is like?

Well, not 200 miles ALL by yourself.

The Mash Dash is an event where 2-12 runners combine and run 200 miles from the western area of Massachusetts all the way towards the Boston area. The starting point to this race is Mount Greylock and finishers stop near the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.  It is a relay race with 36 points in which runners can switch off with teammates. Along the way, there are great sights such as ponds and lakes, mountains and rivers. While running (or waiting to run), you pass the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. There are many other places where you can stop and grab something to eat or grab something to drink.

With two vans operating at one time, the running is continuous. Even when dark hits, you are still running and the vans are still following. Want to run in the complete dark except for a head light and reflective vest? Well, then this could fit what you want.

The proceeds of the race go towards the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in honor of Neal Webber who fought cancer for four years and sadly past away in 2008. The Mass Dash has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the JF and DF and hope of curing cancer. 1000 dollars (team entry) goes directly towards helping these charities.

About the Mass Dash Relay:

People per team: 2-12

Where: MASSACHSUSETTS…all of it!

When: July 14-15, 2012

Charity: Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Team Cost: $1000 (if you raise $3000, your team fee is waived)

For more on the Mass Dash, visit their homepage.

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