Tomorrow morning runners from across the Midwest, will take part in the Ragnar Relay Chicago. The next 24 – 36 hours will test the limits of each runner. At the end, when they look back, as Ragnarians, they will become the hero of their own life’s story. 200 miles to go and counting, we wish you luck!
But, just in case luck isn’t enough to help you conquer the course, there’ a woman by your side, from start to finish who will have your back. Meredith Dalenburg, our rough and tuff Ragnar race director, knows a thing or two about setting big goals. After all, she’s been working on a 200 mile course designed to knock your socks off! She’s worked hard and never batted an eyelash at what she hopes you’ll agree is an amazing experience. “The course from Madison to Chicago showcases some true Midwestern beauty with a little bit of everything! There are some great trails, quaint towns, rolling hills, and awesome Lake Michigan views. I hope the many locals and visitors from out of town love every mile!”
We hope so too. And, we’re pretty confident that Ragnar runners in Chicago will know how to have a good time. After all, the race itself wouldn’t be nearly as fun without that special breed of adventurous runner that makes running at 3:00 am, under that stars, in a batman costume, seem like a great (and perfectly normal) idea. Just ask your race director, “I may have lived all over, from the East Coast to Utah, but I grew up as a Midwest girl. And I may be a little biased, but those Midwesterners are the best around! Chicago runners are some of the friendliest and most helpful people I’ve worked with. I guarantee you will all leave this race happy from not only conquering 200ish miles, but from the people you’ve encountered along the way.” We couldn’t agree more.