RACING ON our TEAM IS LIFE-CHANGING for you AND FOR KIDS & TEENS LIVING WITH T1D
Make your miles count. Join the team, join our community, and make a difference!
WHERE? The “fastest” course in the Ragnar Road series is back, May 17-18, 2019, with a brand new name. - Reebok Ragnar Great Midwest! Our team will kick off the journey in Waukegan, just outside of Chicago, and head north past epic views of Lake Michigan. You’ll run through the countryside by lakes and over rolling hills with a billion stars lighting your way.
In the cool, spring air you’ll watch the sun come up as you zoom past picturesque red barns, happy cows, and quintessential Midwest scenery. Your whole team finishes together, tired and triumphant at the Ragnar finisher's party in the city of Madison. Your team medals, bragging rights, and endless memories await! Don't miss the challenge that will have you saying, "I can't believe we're doing this," and "When can we do this again?" in the same, tired breath!
What's my fundraising/registration commitment to be on the team? We ask for a $25 registration fee and then a minimum fundraising of $500 throughout the season. While some meet the $500 minimum, some reach as high as $5K! (And of course if you join, you are aiming for high goals, so go for it and try to beat it!)
When is the Great Midwest Ragnar Relay? May 17-18, 2019
What's included in the Great Midwest Ragnar Relay if I join the ROI team? If you fundraise the minimum $500 to join the ROI Ragnar team, ROI will cover: - Entry fee - Two large passenger vans (PLUS all of the snacks, drinks and fuel -- actual fuel AND human fuel --needed for the two days) - Dinner meet-and-greet in Chicago on Thursday night before the race begins - Exclusive quarter-zip dry-fit pullover - More items TBA
So...what is Ragnar? Ragnarians will run anywhere from 12 to 25 miles (or double that on an ultra-team) divided into three sections. The exact mileage varies by race. Visit the event page, scroll down to the map, and click the down arrow next to “runner distances” to view your mileage.
Do I have to have Type 1 diabetes to join the ROI Ragnar team? No, of course not! We will have people with AND without Type 1 diabetes on the team!
How do we know where to run? Throughout the 200-mile course are reflective signs attached to bright orange cones or posts. When running, you’ll do the touch-and-turn method. So, you’ll run up to the sign, touch it, and then head in the direction it points. You also have the option of bringing along your phone with the downloaded Ragnar App, including a map of the course and that blinking blue dot that tells you where you’re at in comparison to where you’re supposed to be.
Do we run at night? Typically yes. Ragnar are overnight running relay races that take on average 24-36 hours to complete. Most runners will have at least one run that’s at night, in the dark. But depending on the time of year, and daylight savings it is possible that you might not run in the dark. You’ll don your safety vest, headlamp and head off into the dark. And despite your initial fear of bears, you may find, like many others, that the night run is the best part of a Ragnar Relay. It’s a time to bask in peace and quiet, to gaze at the stars and run a little faster than you normally do. If you’re still nervous, you have the option to bring along a pacer or your phone. Next thing you know, you’ll be addicted to runs in the dark. Get ready with these 5 Things to Do to Prepare for the Night Run. I have another question, who should I contact? Email Dustin Askim at email@example.com - he's happy to answer any of your questions! Our Ragnar Race Team Captain is Elynn Lebron.