Hood to Coast 2011: The Vans

by This is Carrie on August 31, 2011

When it comes to preparing for a relay race, decorating the vans is super important (at least in my book).  Nuun hooked us up with big, white, 12 person vans – a beautiful, blank canvas for our “tie-dyed” psychedelic art to go along with our team name, AfterNuun Delight (which BTW, is a funny but not a very catchy tune–we opted instead to blast “Pumped Up Kicks” on repeat for 28 hours straight).

I’ve had car magnets made before, but the ones we got from Build a Sign were totally awesome and key to giving our vans that homemade yet professional look.  You really couldn’t miss us.

And I can’t talk about the vans without talking about our amazing van driver, Ken.  Not sure what could’ve phased this 23 year old Nuun employee.  He stayed calm, cool and collected under the pressure of navigating the relay course while trying to keep a van full of crazy, running, women happy.  While I was worried we’d scare him right off the bat (especially me with my breast pump), I’m pretty sure he fell in love with us.  Why else would he make us a mix CD?

P.S. Next year, Ken needs to make about 10 mix CD’s.

You can find all my Hood to Coast posts HERE.

If you’re interested in trying Nuun ( a product I used and loved way before I was on their “team”), use “afternuundelight” at check-out for 25% off (until September 30, 2011)!



Twitter: xlmic
August 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm

More, more, more!!!!! You are such a beautiful mom/woman/person! I am so glad I got to meet you. Spending that ride back up to Seattle with you was such a pleasure :) I really hope we get to meet up again!

You guys had the awesome van decor, for sure!

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

oh there will be more. This is the first in a series of HTC Relay posts. So glad we got to ride back up to Seattle together too! Needed more quality time with every teammate!

Jocelyn @ Enthusiastic Runner September 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

HAHA What did Ken say about the breast pump?!?!? HAHA

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

He tried really hard to ignore it all and I totally understand.

jerilyn September 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Found you thru the AnotherMotherRunner podcast – listening to you now!

Lauren September 2, 2011 at 4:35 am

Love the photos!! Our vans looked amazing and that was mostly due to you!! Thank you for designing our amazing logo (and being so patient with us as we went back and forth endlessly) and coming up with the inspiration for the entire thing. These were the best looking vans I’ve ever ridden in during a relay! :)

Tashina August 27, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Hi, Love the fab pics. Your Van is on point. What brand/type of markers did you use? Also was cleaning a pain? What works best to clean off the ink? I’m running my first Ragnar in 2 weeks. yippee.

Lizzy Reply:

These vans look great! I know I’m years behind but did you ever figure out the best markers? I have a Ragnar in a few weeks and am trying to figure out how to not damage our vans. Thanks in advance!

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