I love to run Ragnar! Unlike marathons, which I seem to find myself accidentally signed up for, Ragnar is something I love to do. In fact, eventually, I’d like to run every Ragnar out there (but no, I won’t be that person who runs them all in one year LOL.
I’m packed and mostly ready to go. Just need to get some sleep and then we’ll pack the van in the morning. All of my outfits are in their individual plastic bags (one of the best tips ever!) and I’ve just got a few last minute things to add in the morning.
So here are five tips to make sure Ragnar goes smoothly and is a lot of fun!
- Upload the pace calculator to Google Drive. This allows you to easily edit it and lets the other van know if the team is getting ahead of or behind pace. Makes meeting up at the big exchanges smoother!
- Don’t over pack. Trust the packing lists that are out there. Too much stuff means an over full van which means added chaos.
- Download the Ragnar App AND your individual legs. The leg maps are particularly useful to have downloaded if you run through an area with sketchy cell service.
- Make sure you have everyone’s cell number in your phone. Again with the sketchy service, you never know who might be reachable or not. (And we even have small laminated cards with everyone’s numbers in case people choose to run without phones.
- Expect crazy to happen. It’s a long race over a long distance. Unexpected things will happen. We’ve already dealt with replacing a runner due to a family emergency and switching runners due to a late flight. And we haven’t even made it to the start line yet…
Have you done Ragnar before? What have you learned? And if you haven’t done Ragnar, you should give it a try.
I’m linking up with Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia for Friday Five.
9 thoughts on “Five tips for a fun Ragnar”
Good luck! I did my first Ragnar last summer and now I’m dying to do another. I heard a rumor that they’re coming to Alaska…
Putting outfits in zip lock bags is a great idea. Have a fantastic weekend. Hopefully the weather will be good.
Love all the outfits of course! Hope you have a wonderful time serious FOMO
Good luck! Part of me wants to do a Ragnar, but the part that loves sleep doesn’t know how y’all do it!
Have fun! I really need to do one of these – I know I would love it!
Great tips. Should I ever do Ragnar (and I better!!) I will definitely use all of these!
Have a great weekend. I so hope Ragnar comes to France one day !
I have done three Ragnars and am headed off to Hawaii next month for number 4. I love them so much and the girls I run with. They make it so fun!
Ragnar is the one race experienced that I am fascinated by but have no desire to actually do. The logistics of the whole thing just overwhelm me. But I ADORE reading race reports about it and it’s never a boring experience! Hope all goes amazingly well.