By Jake Lynch
I am seriously thinking about putting a team together for
the Dixie200. This thing sounds awesome: 200 miles split among a group of
your friends, an overnight relay run along two of America's most scenic rail-trails
- the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga trails from Atlanta, Ga., to Birmingham,
Got a crew of pals that are pretty fit and always willing to
do something inappropriately extreme but undoubtedly memorable? Then the Dixie200 was
made for you. Don't let the '200' part scare you - with a team of 12, each
runner will run about the equivalent of a half-marathon. Plus, the whole spirit of the thing looks kinda silly and fun. (See photo).
The good news is, you've got all fall and winter to train -
the race takes off from Atlanta on March 22, 2013.
For more information, visit www.dixie200.com.
See you there. Maybe.
Photo courtesy Dixie200
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Ct., NW
Washington, DC 20037