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Baker to Vegas - March 19-20, 2016 - Social Event

Baker to Vegas - March 19-20, 2016 - Social Event

The SDDAIA and the DDA Association each had a team in the race, with 20 runners in each, among them DA investigators, deputy district attorneys and support staff.  Each team member ran between 4 and 10.7 miles.

The first DA Team finished 226th place overall with a time of 19 hours, 49 minutes and 40 seconds. This team ran in the “Invitational Mixed” category, which includes at least five female and two non-sworn runners. 

A member of one of the DA's two teams pictured above.  The DA’s second team finished in 57th place overall with a time of 16 hours, 21 minutes and 40 seconds. They took second place in the category of “Invitational Mixed 800,” which includes a minimum of five female and two non-sworn runners with a combined age minimum of 800 years.

The SDDAIA is proud to sponsor a team for 2016 and cover the entrance fee for the 20 runners on the DAI/DDA Team.

The race starts in Baker, CA and winds its way through the desert, culminating in the heart of Las Vegas. Our members have fielded relay teams for the last 15+ years and have successfully represented our association each time. This year’s race will be held during the weekend of March 19-20, 2016 and our membership once again will be there to claim the title of fastest (and best) DA’s Office in the world. 

Runners – there are twenty legs for each relay team, and each leg varies in distance (anywhere between 4 and almost 11 miles), temperature, and overall difficulty.

Support Crew – the support crew is the backbone of each relay team. They’re responsible for getting runners to their legs and ensuring the safety of the runners during the run. A successful relay team isn’t possible without the support crew.

If you are interested or want more information, please contact DDA Roy Lai or DDA Leonard Trinh. Due to race deadlines, if you are really interested in running, please respond by November 11, 2015.

On October 21, 2015, the SDDAIF board voted to sponsor a SDDAIA Team for this event and cover the $2100 team entrance fee, and the Deputy District Attorney Association sponsored a second team and paid the entry fee, each team consisting of 20 runners competing in the event which encourages police officer physical fitness, personal development, and networking with other agencies. Good luck to all runners.