One of the thrills of destination running is to literally see the streets and sites of a city as you’re running through them. Currently, the longest distance I’ve experienced that thrill is 26.2 miles (a marathon), but that’s about to change.
I’ll be adding at least 170 more miles. Yes, in one race.
In October 2013, I’ll be taking on my first Ragnar Relay Series Race in Washington, D.C. The Ragnar, as it’s affectionately known, is an overnight relay running race where a team of 12 questionably crazy runners pile into two vans and tackle nearly 200 miles. Each teammate has three legs to run varying from 3-8 miles each, spread out over the 200 miles. Teams decorate the vans, which become home for more than 24 hours, and often decorate each other, too, running in creative costumes. Sounds like fun, right?
I’ll be taking on this new feat with the lovely ladies from AnotherMotherRunner.com – Sarah and Dimity. I won a spot on Sarah’s team, along with my running BFF, Renee, to participate in the Ultimate Mother Runner Showdown. I’m currently in training for the race and doing lots of research on running it and on the travel logistics, too. I’ll make sure to share tips and tricks here as I discover them.
In the meantime, here’s a quick peek at the Ragnar Relay Series.
They hold several races throughout the year in some of the country’s most beautiful, scenic destinations including Napa Valley, California; Breckenridge to Aspen in Colorado; and the Florida Keys.
For more information about the Ragnar Relay Series, visit www.ragnarrelay.com.
Photo courtesy of Ragnar Relay Series