Relay running

Regarding Mark Hyman's recent commentary on relay-running on the West Coast, readers of The Sun might be interested to know that there is a similar relay race held right in our own backyard ("'An adrenaline junkie's dream,'" Aug. 18).

The Ragnar Relay, having the same format as Hood to Coast, is run in numerous locations, including the District of Columbia edition, which starts in Cumberland, Md., and ends at National Harbor.

I ran this last year with a team sponsored by my employer, Edaptive Systems LLC, and it was a blast. I have rarely had so much fun not sleeping!

Granted, Hood to Coast is the grand-daddy of these overnight relay events. Nevertheless the Pacemakers and other Baltimore-area runners might want to consider running this local event next time.

Walter Levy, Pikesville

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