The Ragnar Relay Series is on my list of must-do races in the next five years. The only Pinoy I’ve met who’s done Ragnar is Gilbert Tang of Chris Sports. In fact, Ragnar was his inspiration for staging the Chris Sports Epic 250 Relay a couple of years ago. I’ve done the Nike Hood to Coast Relay in 2009 thanks to Nike and it was one of the most memorable running experiences of my life. I would love to run Ragnar this time with some of my bestest running buddies.
What’s a Ragnar? On its website, they describe it as an: “overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport. A team is made up of 6-12 individuals; each individual runs 3 legs. The legs of the race vary in difficulty and distance, from 3-8 miles, allowing elite and novice runners to run together. Over 2 days and 1 night, teams run across 200 miles of the country’s most scenic terrain. Pair that with crazy costumes, inside jokes, a great finish line party and unforgettable stories. Some call it a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant. We call it Ragnar.”
There’s a series of Ragnar Relay‘s so the team can take their pick in various states. Wow, I’d love to do Chicago in June, Colorado in July, or Napa in September! If I win the lotto, then perhaps all of the above every year! How about you and your friends?