*Announcement Time* In Four Weeks I Will...

... be 33 years and 2 days old!


How about that for a sweet announcement?

Oh you wanted something a little more exciting?

Wow! You folks are demanding.

Well I think I can find something else up my sleeves.

While celebrating the 300th day of my running streak yesterday - ummm how did that happen??? - I alluded to a special announcement with New Balance.

The announcement is...

I will be running Reach The Beach
with Team New Balance!!!!

Wwwaaahhhooo!! The fun is going down September 18-19. What a great way to celebrate my birthday. Right? :) I am psyched and honored to be a part of Team New Balance. I am waiting word on the team's official name and hashtag. ;)

What is Reach The Beach you ask?

The New Balance Reach The Beach (RTB) Relay began in 1999 by two multi-sport athletes with a goal of creating a 200-mile overnight team relay event that would run from the White Mountains, to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and conclude at a beach front party in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

How it works

Reach The Beach consists of 12-person standard teams and 6-person ultra teams that will rotate through 36 transition areas as they cover the approximate 200-mile course. Each relay team member will run 3 legs (6 legs for ultras) of varying lengths and difficulty, and will cover an average total distance of about16.6 miles (about 33 miles for ultras). Runners rotate in a set order once the race begins and will be obligated to follow this rotation until the final runner reaches the beach.

We will be a team of 12 and there are some sweet bloggers joining me on this adventure:

Karla from Run, Karla, Run

^ Evann from Evann Clingman

^ Ashley from A Healthy Happier Bear

^ Sashea from Sassy Fit Girl

^ Rachel from Healthy Chicks

^ Jessica from Little Miss Runshine

I'm so psyched to meet many of these bloggers for the first time in person.

This will be my second relay adventure. I took on my first with the amazing group - Running Down A Dream - at Ragnar Cape Cod in May.

It was so fun I jumped at the chance to do it all again. This time in the mountains of New Hampshire.

So that's the sweet news for the day! Amazing, right?

Will you be running Reach The Beach? What's your team's name?