Ragnar Relay Returns For 10th Edition

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The 197-mile running experience kicks off in June.

From: Running USA

KAYSVILLE, Utah — Ragnar Relay Series, one of the fastest growing endurance races across the United States, now has the nation’s largest overnight running relay with 17,550 runners. The company announced its first double relay event with the expansion of Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back on the race’s 10 year anniversary.

This 197.4-mile, two-day, overnight team relay event will allow runners to experience the breathtaking views of Utah’s Wasatch Valley on Thursday, June 20 through Friday, June 21, with additional runners competing on Friday, June 21 through Saturday, June 22. The expansion is anticipated to allow an increase of more than 5,000 runners from previous records.

“Over the past 10 years, the Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back event has become a can’t miss race for runners throughout Utah,” said Tanner Bell, co-founder of Ragnar Relay in 2004. “We’ve seen it grow from a small race with a bunch of friends to tens of thousands of people from around the world coming to Utah to experience their own running pilgrimage. With our tenth anniversary, we wanted to allow more people to experience what makes Ragnar such a unique team event, and expanding to a double day relay will allow us to do so without overcrowding the course.”

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