FYIDC: Ragnar Relay Comes To DC

This year, the 200-mile overnight relay race helps support the well-being of homeless people through the non-profit Back On My Feet.

A team of 12 ladies runs in the 200-mile Ragnar Race. (photo courtesy of Brenda De Alba, Leader Enterprises Inc.)

Remember how much fun those relay races were in elementary school gym class?  Well, you can still participate in them now, all while supporting a cause.

Ragner Relay Washington DC is a guided 200-mile relay that runs through many popular landmarks in North America.  From Friday, September 23rd to Saturday, September 24th, participants in the Ragner Relay will run through Maryland and D.C., passing by landmarks like the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial.  This race will be dedicated to supporting Back On My Feet, a non-profit organization aimed at helping build self-sufficiency in the homeless by engaging them in running.  The organization believes running helps build confidence, self-esteem, respect and strength.

In a team of twelve, teammates each run three legs, ranging from three to eight miles each.  While one team member is running, the others are cheering and motivating in vans.  Teammates leap frog through the 180-200 mile path, with the help and encouragement of their teammates.  Runners will start at Rocky Gap State Park & Resort in Flinstone, MD and end at the National Harbor Plaza.

Costumes, wigs, accessories and decorated vans are encouraged in each team.  A contest for each is held at the race, so be creative, teams!

To find out more information on the Ragnar Relays or to register your team, click here.

A team shows off their superhero costumes at the Ragnar Race. (photo courtesy of Brenda De Alba, Leader Enterprises Inc.)

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