Ragnar Relay Series Northwest Passage07/23/10
Ragnar Relay Series Northwest Passage
July 23-24, 2010
Skagit, Deception, Fidalgo, Whidbey. Unusual names, killer places to run. This adventure-fest will push you and 11 pals through 187 miles of stunning Washington scenery. Starting in the seaside town of Blaine, your team will head south through farm country and along the coast, ultimately crossing over Deception Pass onto Whidbey Island. The race (and your stamina) wraps up on the southern tip of Whidbey in the charming town of Langley.
Running three legs during a 24-hour relay race is much easier than you think. Each team member runs three legs, ranging between 3 and 8 miles. This relay race is physically demanding, but legs vary in difficulty, and participants can choose which legs they run. This unique relay format makes the Northwest Passage an accessible race for beginners yet challenging enough for the most competitive.
How do you get from one exchange to the next? Each team is allowed two support vehicles. The first vehicle will drop off the first runner, drive ahead a few miles, cheer the runner on, and provide them with water, snacks, and plenty of love. That vehicle will then drive ahead to the first exchange point to drop off the second runner, and pick up the first runner when that leg is complete. They will repeat this pattern for six legs until they hand off to their second vehicle. This leapfrogging pattern will continue all the way to the finish line.
In addition to flawless logistics and a beautiful course you will receive:
- Begins: Jul 23, 2010
- Ends: Jul 24, 2010
, Blaine, WA