Last week JD and I were asked to join a relay race because they had a couple of last minute cancellations. Having heard of this race before, we jumped at the chance. It’s a team relay, with 5 people covering 62+ miles through the trails of the Manistee National Forest in a single day. The group we were part of actually has 2 teams and so you always have someone from the other team to run with, which makes it a lot more fun.
Both JD and I were responsible for running 2 of the legs of the relay, totaling ~11-12 miles per person. The picture below is JD after he finished his 1st leg of 6+ miles. He looks a little rough but overall, he fared the better of the two of us. In spite of the heat, we had a great time and plan to be part of the team again next year.
The Manistee National Forest is a great place to run and this relay race is an awesome way to experience it! The burger and chocolate chip cookies at the end of the race aren’t bad either