When six Southborough friends signed up for the 100 on 100, a 1-day, 100-mile relay race through the mountains of Vermont, they said they thought it was a good idea. But as the August 13 race date approaches, they’ve decided they were crazy.
“Throughout the day and into the night, each one of us will run at least fifteen miles over three legs of varying difficulty — think l-o-n-g distance in the mountains,” the women wrote in a letter to friends and family. “We’ve named our team Eat, Pray, Run for reasons you can imagine.”
Crazy or not, Kate Alben, Christa Brady, Amy Debroczy, Elizabeth Masterson, Nicole Rhind, and Karin Weinberg say they’re determined to complete the race and in the process raise much-needed funds for local youth services. The women decided to make their race a fundraiser for Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission which supports the work of Southborough Youth and Family Services. Specifically, money raised through the race will help pay for summer camp for Southborough kids who otherwise might not be able to go.
While the prospect of the race is daunting, the women say they’ve enjoyed the camaraderie of training together, camaraderie that will continue during the race. “We intend to laugh a lot and just enjoy each other’s company on race day as a way to meet the physical challenge.”
You can support the team by making a donation to Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission on their website www.southboroughfriends.wordpress.com. Any amount is appreciated. As extra inspiration, the runners say they’ll write the names of all who make donations on the side of their support vehicle “to remind ourselves of all the good people supporting us.”