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PRE-RELAY

LA PRIMA PIZZA, Friday, 1923 Lake St., Calistoga (one block from GGR start).
Enjoy dinner with your team on the deck. Pasta, chicken, ribs, steak $6-$12. 707.942.8070.
Open for breakfast and lunch. Also: La Prima Pizza, St. Helena and New York Pizza, Napa

CALISTOGA INN, (since 1882) Friday, 1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
Since 1995, teams have dined indoors, on the patio along the Napa River or in the beer garden. Home of the Napa Valley Breweing Company. Chicken, fish, lamb, ribs, steak $25-$35. 707.942.4101.

CAPTAIN'S CHECKLIST
Prepare an email/phone list to recruit 11 runners (including a co-captain) and 2 volunteers.
Register team online and mail one nonrefundable team check postmarked by March 1.
After confirming team entry at Registered Teams, instruct 11 runners (by March 8) and 2 volunteers (by April 15) to enter online.
Using the Course Summary Table, assign Legs and list runners in order on the Roster/Waiver to be submitted with signatures at the Start.
Instruct team members to review safety, rules and maps of their leg assignments .
Establish a budget. Solicit a sponsor (optional) and $600/team (minimum) for Organs R Us.
Build a webpage (optional) to tell your team story and fundraise for Organs R Us ("ORU").
Recruit an alternate runner. Team Matching may be limited just before the race.
Borrow or rent two vehicles (see Vans).
Recruit drivers (optional). Team support personnel do not satisfy the volunteer requirement.
Arrange for lodging (optional): at the Start (Friday), during the race (Saturday) and/or at the Finish (Sunday). On Saturday night, most teams visit Canada College ( Exchange 24) to shower, rest and eat (see Survival Strategies).
List runners on Team Time Record. Enter times during the race to submit at the Finish.
Mail $600/team ($50/runner) minimum donation to ORU by April 15.
Estimate Van Exchange times using runner paces.
Runners may drive the course at night (optional) to facilitate navigation during the race.
Rehearse jokes, songs and stories to encourage team members during the night.
Remind volunteers to sign in, fulfill a 5 hour shift and sign out or the team will be disqualified.
Pack supplies (see Equipment).
Arrive at the Start one hour before assigned start time.
To qualify as winners, submasters and masters teams must submit a copy of each runner's driver license at the Start.
   

 
   
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