Staunton Runs Ragnar
 

Summer is right around the corner, and that means it's almost time for The Ragnar Relay!

What is Ragnar? 
The Ragnar Relay Series starts with 12 awesome individuals. Each member runs three times, with each leg ranging from 3-8 miles varying in difficulty. While you're running, your teammates support you in a team vehicle driving to the next checkpoint.  

Charity: Water
In addition to running the race, our 12 members are using this opportunity to raise money to make clean water accessible to the 784 million living without this basic necessity. Click here to view our fundraising page

The Team
Each part of our Ragnar blog series will share a look into the lives of each of our eccentric team members (you've been warned!). We asked each member the following 3 questions: 1) What are three fun facts about yourself? 2) Why are you running this race? 3) What do you hope to accomplish by participating in this race? 

Rick Wilson

Three fun facts?

1) Left college for a semester to live at a nudist, Hopi indian, vegetarian Geodesic Dome retreat. 2) Known as the “too much salt” guy at the Illinois Institute of Art’s Culinary school.  3) My hero is Jon Snow.

Why you're running Ragnar?

Graeme made me and said he’d tell everyone about that incident if I didn't.

Hope to accomplish?

Avoid having my parole officer find out I left the state.


DAVID WACHTENDONK

Three fun facts?

1) I’ve been cow tipping before. 2) My nickname in college was Frank the Tank. 3) When running the Cape Cod Ragnar I carried a live lobster to taunt my competitors.

Why you're running Ragnar?

I’m testing a hypothesis that replacing running gel & gatorade with cheese & beer can reduce my race time by 15%

Hope to accomplish?

To show my kids that if you get your a** off the couch you can get sh*t done. 

 

GRAEME STAUNTON

Three fun facts?

1) In 2000 I bought a van, drove all the way around Australia in it, and spent most of the time running from snakes. Good Ragnar training. 2)  In 1979, I fell through a skylight which looked like a fun slide and landed in a crib in my Mum’s shop.  It was too close to imagine what would have happened if the crib had not been there. 3) In 2005 I met Rich. He is as big as they say, and he may be double the weight of Ryo. In 2007 I met Ryo. He is far too smart for me. Why is this a fun fact about me? I am not sure but it makes me laugh to think of these two arguing in a van for 24 hours straight.

Why you're running Ragnar?

 It is another box to tick and need me some new challenges as bored of doing triathlons. Next year we might do this: http://transrockies-run.com/.

Hope to accomplish?

Raise a bit of money for charity water. And have a good laugh. Oh and run like a mad man.



Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series to learn more about our Ragnar Team! To learn more about the Ragnar Relay visit: https://ragnarrelay.com/

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