The relay starts in western Rhode Island and continues for 225 miles, winding through New England and ending in southern Maine, making sure to touch all six states at some point. Teams of twelve (or sometimes six, for the hardcore) tag-team along the route using passenger vans, with each person running a total of 3 (or 6) legs. The exchange between legs 8 and 9 occurred about 3 miles from where I live, along Rte. 116 at Hampshire College just south of Amherst.
This was one of the most relaxed photo shoots I've ever done and it was so enjoyable. Just kicking back in the breeze in my beach chair (trying to rest my sprained ankle) on a nice warm afternoon, rising every ten minutes or so to take action photos of fit athletes looking cool. Not a bad way to spend a day!
School's Done! Raider Run 5K
The New England Relay
(full gallery here)