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Van Magic

Van Magic

by guest author Amy Clark It’s true. Before we even celebrated the autumnal equinox, large swaths of our Ragnar Great River/Digital Running 2012 team already signed on for 2013, not even one month after they first ran together. Why? What makes us, as the craziness of work, school, and time-crushed schedules closes in, reach one small part of our mind back to hot, night-time August? It’s the siren call of Ragnar — the desire to lose … Read entire article »

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Introducing “Dark Side of the Moonpie”

Introducing “Dark Side of the Moonpie”

On November 9, 2012, Dark Side of the Moonpie hit the starting line of the Tennessee Ragnar Relay in Chattanooga, TN. After running a winding road through the mountains, we crossed the finish line next to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville! We also won Ragnar batons in the “Best Team Name” contest! Here’s a brief introduction to the team: Van #1 Runner #1 Daniel ran cross country and track in high school with very little … Read entire article »

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Introducing Team “Uncorked!”

Introducing Team “Uncorked!”

On September 14, 2012, Uncorked! hit the starting line of the Napa Valley Ragnar Relay in San Francisco, CA, on the Golden Gate Bridge. After running a winding road through Napa Valley wine country, we hit the finish line in Calistoga, CA. Here’s a brief introduction to the team: Van #1 Runner #1 Laura traded in her bike for running shoes in 2011, when a friend challenged her to run the Indy Half Marathon. She has been … Read entire article »

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Introducing Team “Running in the Bluff”

Introducing Team “Running in the Bluff”

On August 17th, 2012, Running in the Bluff hit the starting line of the Great River Ragnar Relay in Winona, MN. We ran along the Mississippi River toward the finish line in Minneapolis, winning the Homecoming award for Best Team Spirit along the way! Here’s a brief introduction to the team: Van 1 Runner 1) Rachel began her current love / hate relationship with running in the winter of 2010 when she started training for her first … Read entire article »

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Ralph’s She-Vanigans at Ragnar NWP

Ralph’s She-Vanigans at Ragnar NWP

What do six strangers quested with finding a mascot do on the eve of running 200 miles? They hatch chicken-napping plans! Team “Long Distance RELAY-tionship” at the Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage 2012 was made up of strangers who were pulled together online by Digital Running. Van 1, driven by Coach Brian, had a rubber chicken as a van mascot to sit on Brian’s dashboard. He challenged Van 2 with finding a better mascot than Ralph the … Read entire article »

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Introducing Team “Long Distance Relay-tionship”

Introducing Team “Long Distance Relay-tionship”

On July 20, 2012, Long Distance Relay-tionship hit the starting line of the Northwest Passage Ragnar Relay in Blaine, WA, at the USA/Canadian border. We ran down the coast of Washington state toward the finish line in Langley on Whidbey Island, winning the personality award for Best Team Name – Nom de Plume, along the way! Here’s a brief introduction to the team: Van 1 Runner 1) Randy is a longtime runner logging over 35,000 miles. His … Read entire article »

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Introducing “The Lower Wacker Gang”

Introducing “The Lower Wacker Gang”

On June 8, The Lower Wacker Gang hit the starting line of the 2012 Chicago Ragnar Relay in Madison, WI. (Try to follow our Chicago mobster lingo…) With “Big Rods” and “Puff Boxes” in hand, we “beat it” all the way to Montrose Beach, “knocking off” our fellow competitors along the way. Here’s a brief introduction to the team: Van 1 Runner 1) Kathy (she’s the one on the right in the blue shirt) started running … Read entire article »

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