Twelve young Valley runners raced all day, all night, in the 198-mile Running Relay, part of the Ragnar Relay Series, in Skagit County, Wash., July 19 and 20.
Participants included Danielle Curley, Kami Nicolino, Tom Kirby, Paul Nelson, Dominick Canady, Mari Patis, Richard Carmichael, Hunter Franklin, Jason Hinman, Tyler McBride, Seth Houldridge and Spencer Ricks.
The team started at noon Friday, July 18, and finished on Saturday afternoon. In the relay, in which the team had one runner on the course at all times, the nighttime legs were tough, but sometimes better for the team, says Karen Nelson, mom to Paul, the team captain. This group of runners has been inspired to raise funds as a team, thanks to the event.
“They deserve some props and kudos for all their hard work training and planning, running this course,” says Nelson.