The Mill Cities Relay, now in its 33rd year, is coming up fast (this Sunday) and the rosters for all 281 teams are up on the event website.
The 2015 race was won by the WRT Brats (Whirlaway’s open male fiver). The top 3 looked like this:
WRT BRATS (WRT) 2:20:03
DEFENDING THE TITLE (Athletic Alliance Running Club) 2:22:51
WICKED YOUNG GUNS (Wicked Running Club) 2:22:58
It ended up being a super close finish between AARC and Wicked for the 2nd spot, with a big late race surge by Jamie Norton in the last leg putting them over the top. AARC and Wicked are coming in loaded again, but so far it looks like Whirlaway won’t be defending the title. Alex Hall is the only returning member from the championship squad and he’s running on an ‘open mix’ category team.
The top women’s teams last year were:
FIVE ON FIRE (Gate City Striders) 2:50:08
WHIRLYGIRLS (WRT) 2:50:09
So far it looks like Whirlaway won’t have a women’s open team too, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be a cake walk for GCS. Wicked looks like they’ve got some speed in their women’s open team (Wicked Fast Chicks) so it could be a good one.
We’ll be out on the course providing some live updates (based out of the Wicked Young Guns car). Be on the lookout!