Ragnar is returning to PA

The scoot chicks love a good Ragnar Relay. You know we do.

Cam, our resident Ragnar expert has tackled numerous relay races around the country. The rest of us simply dreamed of the day we could manage a 12-person, 200-mile relay.

Meri was beyond jazzed to take on the challenge, but her plans and potential teams repeatedly fell through.

Me? I didn’t want to travel far for the race. When my dream Ragnar was discontinued a few years back, promptly ending my interest in participating in a relay….until today.

What changed, you ask? The return of the Pennsylvania Ragnar Relay in June 2017.

You see, this race begins in my hometown of Lancaster, PA. The first leg kicks off in front of my elementary school. It loops through downtown Lancaster, past my former employer and my childhood church, through the park where I attended day camp as a child and attended many an elementary school field trip.

It winds through rural Lancaster County, past Amish farms and through rolling hills of my hometown before heading north, ultimately ending in Mt. Pocono, PA, not far from Hickory Run State Park, one of my favorite PA state parks.

If ever there was a Ragnar made for me, this is it. Sure, I’ll need to figure out what to do with my infant son, how to fund my entry fee and how to coordinate to make this happen, but I know one thing for sure. I will be there as part of team Scootadoot. Who is with me?

Have you run a Ragnar? Which ones and what advice would you offer to a novice like me?

12 thoughts on “Ragnar is returning to PA

  1. Hmmmm… I wonder if I could convince Clay to join in on this fun… though his work might get in the way of Ragnar shenanigans.

  2. Dang it! i want SO BADLY to do a Ragnar, and this would have been completely ideal – but the date matches up with a Saturday that I know I’ll have to work. Sigh. Hopefully it’ll happen for me at some point!!

  3. Sooooo, I have many mixed feelings about this. Mainly, sleep deprivation and hunger make Jenn a VERY GRUMPY GIRL, and I don’t think I’d be a good team mate, but being on your team would be THE FUNNEST. Secondly, I need a bigger wallet so I can do this with you all AND the Caldera Triple next year.

    Why aren’t races free?!?

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