The CoachLesley.com Orange Ogre Ultra Relay team took 2nd in division this year!
Once again CoachLesley.com participated in Ragnar Northwest Passage Relay this past July. We had both a regular (12 person) and an ultra (6 person) team running in the event. The CoachLesley.com Orange Ogres (our team name) has been participating in this event since 2011 and frankly it doesn’t seem like summer until we’ve had our Ragnar relay. This year, our Ultra Team took 2nd in their division. Congratulations to those runners!
What’s a Ragnar Relay? Ragnar Road Relays are all approximately 200 miles and the event lasts two days and one night. Regular teams have up to 12 people split evenly into two vans. Every person is responsible for running three legs of the race with each leg ranging between 2 and 10 miles for a total distance of 10 – 25 miles. Each person in a van takes a turn running and then that van hands off to the other van and gets to drive ahead to the next big exchange and rest. Sleep? Maybe! LOL.
As a coach, these types of relays are one of my favorite ways to bring in any level of athlete to explore the challenge this type of event provides. Even if you don’t consider yourself a runner, you can do one of these relays and have an absolute blast!