Oh, you thought you were cool cause you got a little muddy during a Warrior race?
If you really think you’re a road warrior, try devoting 2 whole days to running 190 miles, and sleeping in your van, not because they’re homeless after spending all their money on Lulu, but so they don’t miss a step of the race Now that’s an athlete.
I’m excited to announce the ultimate race of all races, the Ragnar Relay is coming to Seattle!
In case you are unaware, Ragnar Relay is an adventure race, and the next big stop for the series is in home sweet home Washington State. The 190 mile overnight team relay race starts in Blaine, WA on Friday, July 20, and then winds along the coast, crosses over Deception Pass and onto the coast of Whidbey Island, finally ending in Langley on Saturday, July 21. All 5 years, the Ragnar Northwest Passage race, Good old Washington’s leg, always draws a big crowd. This year, race organizers anticipate more than 4,000 runners making up some 388 teams.
This. Is. Awesome. What’s better than gathering a van full of your crazy friends and take turns running through the entire state? When one gets tired, needs a beer, or has to check Facebook, you trade off.Teams contain the young and old, the avid athlete and beginner runner, and everything in between. For some, this is just a race, but for others the Ragnar Relay means so much more.
This year, a team from Puyallup will not only be conquering the 190-mile relay, they’ll attempt to conquer Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a degenerative disease that impacts voluntary muscles. The team has dubbed themselves “Indomitable Soles” after two brothers, Josh and Samuel France, who both have been diagnosed with the disease that strikes one in every 3,500 boys each year.