“The Relay” making annual run through Valley Saturday during 199-mile benefit for Organs-R-Us
Again benefiting Organs-R-Us in helping save lives through education about organ and tissue donation, the 16th annual Relay – a challenging 199-mile run, the nation’s second largest long-distance relay, involving approximately 300 teams of 12 runners – is set for this weekend and will again be winding its way through the Valley.
“The Relay” starts tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, at 8 a.m. in Calistoga, and journeys through Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties, crosses the Golden Gate Bridge and through San Francisco and Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz, where it ends this Sunday, May 1, on the Boardwalk.
The Valley part of the course for the popular Relay begins at the Napa County line Saturday afternoon and continues west on Napa Road to Leveroni Road, then right on Arnold Drive heading north to Grove Street, where it goes west and up the hill through Diamond A and over Sonoma Mountain into the Petaluma valley.
Anyone driving a vehicle along the Relay’s Sonoma Valley route is reminded to be on the lookout for runners and “team” vans moving slowly and parked on the side of the highways and roads.
The Valley will again be represented by Club Dave and a Relay wrap of the Sonoma team will appear next week in the Index-Tribune.