So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Views

by This is Carrie on July 22, 2012

“Starting south of Los Angeles in beautiful Huntington Beach your team of 12 runners will head south down the pacific coast. Along the way you will pass through Anaheim, Carlsbad, Del Mar and La Jolla. The race (and your stamina) will wrap up near San Diego on beautiful Coronado Island.” While this description of the So Cal Ragnar Relay course sounds like a gorgeous 200 mile run down the pacific coast, the course map shows an immediate, long, inland jaunt between Anaheim and Carlsbad. That didn’t mean the views along the entire course weren’t any less than awesome.

I’ve never been in van #1 before so this was my first experience at a relay race start line.

The route along the Santa Ana river trail was a familiar one.

The inland miles through Corona and Lake Elsinore didn’t have the same views of the beach, but they were still interesting.

The first sign of daylight after a long night of running was welcome, misty morning sight.

The beach side transition of day two not only came with a beautiful view, but also a Ragnar Relay marriage proposal.

Seeing a sign with the words “San Diego” meant our journey was getting close to the end.

The San Diego Harbor was our last pit stop before the final legs and final push to the finish at Coronado Island.

Follow the entire adventure:

Team Sparkle Runs So Cal Ragnar

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Read about past relay adventures here:

Hood to Coast Relay

The Relay

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