Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay 2012
The ninth-annual Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay took place last weekend. For those of you who haven’t heard of Ragnar, here is a great description from the Ragnar site:
“Ragnar is the 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.”
Sounds fun, right? Well, we have a few awesome pictures from the 2012 Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay that pretty much sum up the event. Enjoy!
NordicTrack Virtual Ragnar Runners. Our team runs the relay every year, but on the NordicTrack X9i with Google Maps™ powered by iFit® technology. That means they run every hill and decline the course has to offer.
When you see the big, orange arch you know you are almost done!
"The Mighty Quinns". Their solar capes were blinding in the sun--I feel sorry anyone that ran behind them.
Team "Ragnagedon". I met this team last year--they are regular "Wasatch Backers."
Many celebratory high fives were given at the finish line.
Many celebratory kisses were given at the finish line.
Many celebratory dance parties took place at the finish line as well. "The M&M's" were one of my favorite teams...they handed out bags of peanut M&M's! Yeah, so what if I was bribed?
Team "Matrimony for Megan". Goal of this Ragnar: Get Megan married. They said they have a few potential leads after two days of running around guys with their shirts off.
Team "Spud...." something? Can you imagine running while wearing a stuffed potato sack?
Who can heel click after running 16+ miles? This girl can!
What everyone wants to be doing at the finish line if they haven't already found a nice pine tree to rest under.
All smiles as they make their way to the finish line.
The best way to end any race--running through a tunnel of high fives.
Ahoy, matey! Good thing they ran with their lifesavers.
A great way to train for next year's Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay--get on the NordicTrack X9i.
In the end you get many fond memories, hard-core abs from laughing, bags under your eyes from lack of sleep, sore muscles from endless running and a dang awesome medal. I'd say it's worth it!
Have you run a Ragnar Relay before? Do you have any fun, fit, adventurous plans for your weekend? We’d love to hear about them! Happy Friday!
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