Located along the Marathon route, aid station #8 will be hosted by marathon runners! They are the Loco 200 Crew and they are just that…Loco! They are all runners, or very supportive family and friends of runners that are involved in putting together and hosting The Loco 200 Relay-a 200 mile, 44 hour foot relay in September starting in Forest Ranch and going through Lassen National Forest via Butte Meadows and the Lake Almanor Area. Some of them run ultra-marathons, some run half and full marathons and everyone is each other’s support crew during those events.
Their aid station will have a Mardi Gras theme, complete with costumes, music, glitter, noise makers and a super sweet Mardi Gras photo opportunity for anyone who can spare a minute. They will also have misters going to cool all of the hard working runners off as they pass through! Don’t forget about stopping for a snack…they will have fruits, sweets (some of them homemade even!), salty bits and runner’s favorite carbs to boost them up and get them over the halfway hump.
If their group wins any of the prize money, they will use it to get each of their runners participating in The Loco 200 Relay a Kleen Kanteen pint glass to use for their beer at The Loco 200 relay after party! Any money left over will be donated to one of the organizations benefiting from The Loco 200 Relay (National Forest Foundation Wildfire Fune, California, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Spondylitis Association of America, Northern California Chapter. Run Loco!
Remember to vote for your favorite aid station at the finish line in the categories of “Best Theme” “Best Spirit” and “Best Snack”.