Ragnar Relay Series and its original Ragnar Wasatch Back event is expected to bring some 17,500 runners, 1,500 teams and record crowds to the region for its first three-day, two-race event in the company’s history.
Teams will begin the overnight experience starting Thursday, June 20 through Friday, June 21. Additional teams will then start on Friday, June 21 and run through Saturday, June 22 from Logan to Park City.
Along the way, organizers caution local residents that some areas could see potential high traffic areas. In Morgan County and specifically in Mountain Green, Milton and Morgan, potential affected areas identified by organizers include: Old Highway Road, Trapper’s Loop, 4300 North, Morgan Valley Drive, Young Street, 600 West, East Canyon Road (SR-66), East Canyon State Park, and Morgan High School.
These areas anticipate the highest levels of traffic between 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 through 6 a.m. on Friday, June 21. Race officials have also set up a community hotline to answer and address any concerns from citizens. They can be reached at 661-RAGNAR-9.
“We realize our races have become so popular that in many areas of the community we will have very high traffic levels, so we are working as closely as possible with local officials to alleviate concerns,” said Tanner Bell, co-founder of Ragnar Relay Series. “It’s our hope that this week is a celebration of all things Ragnar Relay has meant to Utah and an opportunity to showcase our amazing state.”
The 10th annual Ragnar Wasatch Back run will take place June 20 to 22 from Logan to Park City. For more information about the Wasatch Back 10th Anniversary event visit: http://ragnarrelay.com/race/wasatchback.
Based in Utah, Ragnar Events, LLC is the largest overnight running relay series in the United States. Traversing inspiring and scenic destinations around the country, these events make testing your limits a team sport. In the Ragnar Relay Series, teams of 12 run a 200-mile relay over two days and one night. In the Ragnar Trail Series (www.ragnartrail.com), teams of eight run a 120-mile trail relay over the same time span.
Participants connect in memorable relationships, conquer a challenge that could not be done alone and celebrate with medals and finish line festivities. Often called a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant, this unique relay turns out crazy costumes, inside jokes, close quarters and unforgettable stories. Begun as a single relay from Logan to Park City, in 2004 by college roommates Dan Hill and Tanner Bell, now over 200,000 people have run in the Ragnar Relay Series, which boasts 21 races, including Canada, and is growing every year.