The Department of Labor's Team Gold successfully completed its 15th race, with a 3rd place finish in its division, at this year's Baker to Vegas relay race. Thanks to all who made this possible including our volunteers (too many to name here) and donors (the Department of Labor Federal Credit Union (DOLFCU) and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)).
DOL Team Gold is comprised of over 25 runners and 30 volunteers from across the department, including BLS, OWCP, Wage and Hour, OIG, OASAM, EBSA, and SOL. The race, in its 35th year of inception, is comprised of hundreds of law enforcement teams battling it out through Death Valley for a coveted seat on the victor's stage. The race begins in Baker, CA and loops 120 miles through the highs and lows of the unforgiving Death Valley, ending at the Westgate Hotel's conference center in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, NV.
The race has taken on many forms through its 35 year history and the weather has been anything but predictable throughout that time, but this year's DOL Team Gold was fortunate to encounter mild conditions and this helped the team earn 3rd place in the iMix 800 division with a time of just over 17 hours. Way to go team!
The 2020 & 2021 B2Vs were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stay tuned for 2022 as Team Gold will be back in Vegas, April 9th and 10th, at a new host venue (the Rio Hotel) with a newly revised race course. The sky's the limit as our team looks to continue its successful race history while also having fun competing with the other 270+ teams.
For highlights on Team Gold's 2019 race, please check out the video: