IM Louiville

IM Louiville
Bikes racked at Ironman Louisville 2010

Monday, October 30, 2006


Well, I had a good few pages typed up on this last night, but somehow I lost it all. Unfortunately, I don't have a whole lot of time to recap the day's events, but it's been a while since I posted so I needed to get something new for all of you to read!

RAYOR III was held this year as a benefit in conjunction with the Chicago Triathlon Team Luna Chix to raise money for breast cancer. Within a couple of weeks of getting the word out, the race filled with 35 teams of 2 and we had a waiting list of 5 teams. RAYOR (Race At Your Own Risk) is a local area adventure race where teams manuevered their way through a variety of courses (bike, orienteering, metrotrek and bonus) collecting points and/or clues throughout the day.

Peppered in throughout the courses, there were a variety of "mystery events" in which the racers were faced with different challenges that were designed to give everyone an opportunity to collect points. Fortunately for me, I was able to travel around throughout the course to take some good pictures and get a first-hand view of how the athletes were enjoying themselves. Everywhere I looked, it seemed people were having a good time. There were smiles and laughter and people truly looked like they were having fun. It seems this event was a huge success.

Once the points were tallied, evaluation forms were turned in and awards were presented followed by a raffle. The evaluations indicated everyone would do the race again (well, at least all the people who turned in the evaluations said they'd race again!!) It took a large amount of time, creativity and attention to detail by three very dedicated people to pull off a race of such magnitude. We are encouraged by the response and comments and hope to be able to have an even better event next year.

Thanks to all who participated and even MORE thanks to all our volunteers. Each and every one of you played some important part in making this event a success. We hope to see you all again next year.

Results will be forthcoming...

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