2018 has been flying by. I can hardly believe that I am saying, Ragnar Niagara is happening in less than a week!
What is Ragnar again?
The Reebok Ragnar Relay is still relatively new event in Canada, but is quickly gaining traction. For me, a huge part of running is about community. Ragnar Relay's takes that concept and has put together incredible events where you work together as a team to accomplish something that we could never do on our own. If you are wondering what Ragnar is, and how the Ragnar Relay works, here is a short video clip that illustrates it:
The Ragnar Niagara Relay sponsored by Reebok includes team of 12 people (or 6 for the ultra distance) and takes us on an epic 300KM journey racing relay style from Coburg to Niagara Falls. Each person runs 3 legs of varying lengths followed by the rest of the team in 2 vans.
Being a part of Ragnar is really a unique experience. The work, planning and logistics that go into putting on a race like this is really a feat on it's own, and one you can't really appreciate until you see it all come together.
Ragnar Niagara 2017
Last year around this time I was dealing with 2 stress fractures and was unable to run. Luckily, I was still able to take part as a driver for our team Endorphriends, sponsored by Reebok Canada. Being a driver gives you a different perspective on the event, but I don't think it makes you any less tired. It's been rumoured that I *may* have used a roll of paper towel as a pillow to get some sleep sitting up in the drivers seat.
Here are a few photos from our experience last year, and if you would like to read more about it, my blog post is here: