Ragnar is about doing things together that we could never do alone - either out running on the road or on the trail.
Ragnar puts on races all over the world all through out the year!
Ragnarians will run anywhere from 12 to 25 miles (or double that on an ultra-team) divided into three sections. The exact mileage varies by race.
Some of my college friends and I thought it would be a fun way to reunite and get our feet running again! I haven’t seen them in years!
4 of us played Division 1 soccer at the University of Washington, so we have no problem throwing ourselves into some type of physical competition. ;) We just can’t help ourselves. The 4 guys played football and baseball at a college in Oregon.
I’ve always wanted to see Zion, and the next one just happened to be there - so it couldn’t be more fitting 🙏🏼 And it lived up to its name - it was unbelievably gorgeous!
Our race was through Ponderosa Ranch. 15 miles each and a total of 120 miles. Very hot in the day and pretty cold at night.
It was a loop formation so you start and finish in the same place. Legs were: 3.1, 4.3, & 7.6 Miles.
You set up a little camp site and are able to hang there in between your runs. But as you run all through the night, you don’t really sleep - and it’s rough but it’s a part of the challenge and it was totally do-able!
It’s a very organized camp village too!
Ragnar Village is the heart and soul of the Ragnar Trail Relay. Each trail loop begins and ends in the Ragnar Village. It is the start line, the finish line, and the exchange point. After each loop you will return to the support of your teammates and the adulation of the teams around you. The Village includes:
- Bonfire, s'mores, coffee and hot chocolate (bring your own mug)
- Yoga (bring your own mat)
- Physical Therapy
- Food and Beer sales
- Live Band Thursday night - Stonefed
- 1 Free Meal per registered runner (Friday night dinner only) - bring your own cup
- Hot Showers (located in camping areas)
- 1 pool, 2 hot tubs (no lifeguards on duty) - Located by showerhouse
- Games and giveaways
- Ragnar Gear Tent
- Billions of stars
my favorite is the S6 - which comes in 7 colors and is vacuum sealed to keep your water icy as well as lightweight so you can run with it!
It’s cool you get to see your results after too!
some quotes from the team! :::
Overall I had a blast, although I left barely able to walk - it was well worth the challenge and there ain’t nothin like a runners high!
-McKenna Waitley (UW soccer alumni & former professional soccer player at Houston aces)
@MizuLife fueled our team throughout the strenuous weekend of elevation running and most importantly empowered Ragnar’s zero plastic waste initiative. Many thanks!
-Kate Deines (UW soccer alumni & former professional soccer player at Seattle Reign)
Ragnar was such a fun experience! I had never done anything like it and now I’m hooked. The trails were tough but I loved competing as a team and I even liked running in the dark. Zion is amazing!
-Kate Bennett (CAL & UW alumni & former professional soccer player at Seattle Reign)
The serenity of the 360-degree view of the national park. The months of individual training actualizing in real time. That unexpected gratifying feeling of fatigue from head to toe. At times it is difficult to explain, but after seeing all seven of my other teammates accomplish the same exact feat there is a shared mutual feeling of purpose that needs almost no words. The only words we could all agree on after we all crossed the finish line together were, “What relay is next!”
- Drew Fisher (Lindfield football alumni)