Last year I ran with team Jumbo Love in the Ragnar Relay. It was such an awesome experience that five of my running friends and I just signed up for Ragnar New England 2011, a 200 mile Relay from Yale to Harvard May 20 and 21. The race is split up into 36 legs and the team members alternate running nonstop until they finish.
The normal teams are 12 members but we decided we wanted to “go the distance” and try the ultra version where there are only 6 team members.
You may be asking why we would ever want to do this. And sometimes we may ask ourselves the same question. But it is an amazing experience knowing you worked together with your friends to run 200 miles is priceless. The lack of sleep and bonding while being stuck in a van. The cheering in the wee hours of the night. The fun costumes to build team spirit. Doing what most people wouldn’t want to do. It’s a rush!
A couple of us have run this type of relay before, but never with an average of 33 miles per person. We all just finished our marathon and half marathon training together and are getting pumped for this new challenge and making some great memories.
Keep your eye out for our team-The Red Rockettes!