Gulf Coast Interstate Relay 2013 — billed as the longest relay in the South — passed through the United States Sports Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala., on Friday, April 5.
The Academy and its two-dozen volunteers served as a Major Transition area for the inaugural GCI Relay, which includes both cycling and running relay teams.
Cyclists and runners raced a 263-mile course from New Orleans, La. to Pensacola Beach, Fla., April 4-6. The event, which was the first one in history to be sanctioned by USA Cycling, crosses four states—Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida—in three days.
Here are some photos from the event:
Solo cyclist and the overall winner of the Gulf Coast Interstate Relay, Mr. Kurt Searvogel, and his wife at an Academy transition station on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Mr. Art Mauterer with his cycling team at the Academy transition station 24 in the Gulf Coast Interstate Relay, on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Dr. William Steffen, Academy Chair of Sports Coaching, and Ms. Annita Alldredge, Academy Director of Finance, at the Gulf Coast Interstate Relay transition station 27 in Magnolia Springs, Ala., on Saturday, April 5, 2014.