A disco ball hangs from a Joshua tree. A sign says three miles to Calico Ghost Town. A stray black dog follows for a mile, always just a few steps behind, never closer, never farther away.
The Speed Project is an unsanctioned relay race from the Santa Monica Pier in LA, all the way to the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas sign’.
Getting in is famously elusive: You have to know somebody to enter in the race; there are no online registrations. They want people who are going to commit to what they committed to for the first event in 2013: a serious test of their limits, to continue moving forward no matter what.
We were invited to connect with Girlab – an all female OG team, and follow their journey through the desert.