Ragnar Bound

Today is the big day…. Our team heads to my parents cabin in Lake City, MN to decorate our vans and sleep for the night.

For those of you who have no idea what the ragnar relay race is…. here is some background. The Wisconsin/Minnesota ragnar relay race is called the great river relay race. It goes from Winona, MN to Minneapolis, Mn from friday morning until saturday afternoon. There are 12 runners per team, plus two drivers and 2 safety people. The drivers and safety people can be extra people who want to ride along or they can be runners. Runners 1-6 are in van 1 and runners 7-12 are in van two. Each runner runs 3 legs. I’m runner 3 and I run 5.3 miles, 3.4 miles and 3.1 miles. Last year I volunteered at the start line and I was the safety person in van 1. Here are some pictures from last year.

Van 1

    Van 1

Van 2

Van 2

Running threw the finish line

Running threw the finish line

This morning my mom, our friend Teresa (wife of one of the runners) and I are heading down to Winona, MN. Each team has to provide 3 volunteers. We are the lucky volunteers. We are helping set up the start line!

Once the start line is set up we will head back to Lake City and get ready for the rest of our team to show up.

Then tomorrow morning at 5am we will head back down to Winona to get to start the race. Our start time is at 7am. Our team name is Anytime, Anywhere, Any Crazy Race.

I will be sure to give you all a full recap on Sunday!!!

I also made a special treat for the vans. I made the Chia Peanut Butter Power Bars that are part of my August Pinterest Challenge.

From Running 4 Cupcakes

From Running 4 Cupcakes

I’m really excited to try them! They looked really good. Hopefully they will give us extra energy between our legs.

Anyone going to watch Ragnar at all? Or have you ever participated in a relay race?

Anything fun planned for the weekend?