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2018 Race Across America

A few notes about the race: The 2018 Race Across America starts in Oceanside California on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The race finishes in Annapolis Maryland on Chesapeake Bay. This race is done in a "Time Trial" fashion, which means once the clock starts in Oceanside, it doesn't stop until you reach the race finish in Annapolis. It is a true race of truth, just you against the clock. The race usually has a cool start but then the weather changes quickly as you climb over the coastal mountains into Anza Borrego Desert and Borrego Springs and the first time station.  Then it is all about the wind and the heat as you go around the Salton Sea, through Brawley and Blythe, crossing the Colorado River until you reach the high plains and mountains of Northern Arizona. Some amazing places along the way: Congress Arizona, Yarnell Grade, Jerome and the Verde River Valley to name a few before the tough 102 mile climb to Flagstaff.