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August 20 - The Rockies!

20 August 2009 No Comment

aug20-7.jpg August 20, 2009
Stage 51
Calgary, AB to Canmore, AB.

The members of the yellow and blue teams were rearranged entering the home stretch of the run heading out of Calgary. The new yellow team started extra early at 5:00am today to beat the morning rush in Calgary and all the road closures and construction in the downtown area. It wasn’t long before the run shifted from the flatlands of the prairies to the beautiful Rocky mountains that we had been seeing in the distance the last couple of days. The day of rest before clearly benefited each runner, as everyone looked fresh and energetic. Fortunately, the blue team had enough extra time to enjoy the amazing surroundings in Banff National Park. The team stopped briefly to take some photos of a glistening lake at the foot of towering mountains. Due to the unusually early start today, the run stopped earlier than usual. This worked out perfectly because the West team had ample time to greet a handful of parent volunteers who arrived today to help out with the run. In the evening at Canmore, everyone went out for a nice dinner at a nearby Chinese restaurant. For dessert, the everyone enjoyed ice cream cake at the hotel.
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