No. Well maybe. But not as crazy as you think! Almost anyone can do Ragnar… with a little bit of training. Ragnar is a 24-hour team relay in which teams of 10 runners each take turns running sections or ‘legs’ of a 170-ish miles route. Only one runner hits the road at a time. Each participant runs three times, with each ‘leg’ ranging between 3 – 11 miles and varying in difficulty. Runners average about 17 total miles, with some of the shorter runner positions totalling 11 miles and some of the longer positions totalling 25 miles. Ultra teams take on 6 legs each, and average a full marathon (26+ marathon)
Most teams will take about 24 hours to finish and teams run straight through the night. Most runners will run their first leg during the day, their second leg at night (with a headlamp and reflective vest) and their third leg the next day. It’s like a slumber party… without sleep… and loads of running!
We provide a 12-week training programme for beginner and intermediate runners. With a little bit of training you can run Ragnar like a boss. See the training page on the website for more details.