Ever wondered what it’s like to run a race that includes both mountain and ocean views? Look no further than Reach The Beach. This year, one of the oldest relay races in the country, will be celebrating 20 years. Here are the top five reasons why Reach The Beach should be the next addition to your race calendar this year:
1. Pre-Race Packet Pick-up Party
Get the party started as you dance along to a band playing everyone’s favorite hits from the early 2000s. Check out the history wall highlighting the last 20 years of Reach The Beach to see if you can spot any of your team’s photos. And no party is complete without snacks and beverages to enjoy as you peruse our vendors in Ragnar Village. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for Reach The Beach’s most beloved runner − Santa!
2. The Sights
Reach The Beach is by far one of Ragnar’s most picturesque races. Starting in the heart of the White Mountains, you’ll be awestruck by mountain vistas, towering pine trees, and crisp mountain air as you run through quaint mountain towns and serene lake sides. As you make your way toward the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, feel that salty ocean breeze on your face as you and your team run on (yes on!) to the beach into the Finish Line.
3. Themed Exchanges
We’re pulling out the red carpet for our 20th year, literally! Get ready to feel like a star as you attend themed parties at Exchanges along the course put on by our enthusiastic (and best!) volunteers. Discover booty with our Pirates of the Caribbean, shake hands with “Bill Clinton” on the red carpet, do the salsa while you take a whack at our piñatas, and of course, party like it’s 1999.
4. The Swag
The fun doesn’t end at the Finish Line. We’ve created some cool stuff for you to use when you brag to your coworkers about your weekend adventure. This year, you’ll get custom participant shirts and finisher medals made specially for our 20th anniversary. It’s the perfect piece of bling to add to your collection!
5. The Finish Line Party (Fire Show Included)
If you’ve ever wondered what an epic finish line looks like, you will be blown away by our Finish Line at Hampton Beach. The smell of Big Pig Barbecue will make you weak in the knees as you and your team triumphantly cross the finish line to the unmistakable beat of Smash Mouth.
Once you’ve satisfied that end of race hunger that only true Ragnarians know, we’ll have plenty of activities for you and your besties to do while you cheer on other teams into the finish line.
But the party isn’t over yet! Be sure to stick around for the cake and a one-of-a-kind fire show by the Boston Circus Guild.
If you’re looking for an unparalleled race experience, don’t miss out on Reach The Beach for its 20th anniversary. See you September 14-15, 2018 (but only if you register here)!