A Oiselle masters relay was the brainchild of Allie Bigelow, who reached out in January or February when the other Ragnar #podiumproject teams were getting ramped up. “Wouldn’t it be awesome to do an all-masters bird relay?” I was still injured then, but the idea was impossible to resist. We’ve got this killer squad of masters runners on the team. Kind of an unbelievable abundance, actually.
This past weekend, Oiselle had around 100 Volée racing the Chicago Marathon, and many more coming from near and far to cowbell and support our team. As Chicago runners, we’re biased --this event is our favorite weekend of the year. So many different people representing so many different cultures unite to race with 1.5 million of our closest friends coming out for the day screaming, cowbelling, coming out to cheer. It’s one of the few days of the year where we all feel unified.