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The Relay

Date: Oct. 15 - 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Event Director: - 408.599.9709
Type: Team representing BAOC competed; BAOC publicity table was at the Start.

Event Write-Up

By Tapio Karras

BAOC's 12-man relay team competed in the 199-mile (~320 km) Relay over the weekend of October 15-16, 2005. The team finished 2nd in the men's submaster (min. age 30) division, and placed 9th overall (238 teams finished) in a time of 23h 1m 4s.

The team members were (in running order):

Werner Haag
Bruce Wolfe
Tapio Karras
Vladimir Gusiatnikov
Steve Gregg
Rex Winterbottom
Syd Reader
Doug Stein
Thorsten Graeve
Martin Kunz
Van Boughner
Matthias Kohler

The following people were the team's volunteers. They helped the event organizers by staffing exchange points:

Dan Stoll-Hadayia
Ev & Jean Beuerman

There was a BAOC information table at the start area, staffed by:

Nancy Lindeman (coordinator)
Shirley Pierce
Rosemary Johnson
Mutsumi Sugizaki

The Relay begins in Calistoga on Saturday (we were in the latest starting pack in the afternoon), and ends in Santa Cruz on Sunday afternoon. The race is divided into 36 legs, so that each team member runs 3 legs, just under 9 km each on average. The Relay is a benefit for Organs'R'Us, a non-profit organization promoting organ donation. To find out more about the race, visit

Pictures ( by Phillip Gomez, Werner Haag, Tapio Karras, and Martin Kunz.