Last night after work I hit the road to travel up to the DC area. Ragnar Trail Appalachians is finally here!
Debbie invited me to join her group. Although I have a few reservations about running in the woods in the dark at night, I am really excited. I have really grown to love trails over the past year and am always up for a new trail-related adventure. Not to mention I’ll have a buddy to run with, and I’m always a little braver when I have company.
The relay is made of up three loops that all start and end at the Ragnar Village. Team members alternate legs, so that when it’s all said and done each runner runs each of the three legs. In total, we will cover roughly 120 miles. From the Ragnar website:
From 5,000 acres of pristine trail running, we carefully selected 15.7 miles of Appalachian badassery for you and your team. This trail running Mecca provides you with some of the most exciting and challenging trails on the east coast.
Trail running Mecca? Count me in! I crashed at Debbie’s house last night and we will be carpooling with a couple other teammates to West Virginia this morning. Our team will be starting at 12:30 PM today and should wrap up before Noon tomorrow. No vans this time around. Instead our team of 8 will be camping at Big Bear Lake Camplands (the word ‘bear’ being in the name better not be some kind of sign….). Time to run, camp, sleep (maybe), and then repeat!
Have you ever done a trail relay?
When was the last time you went camping? We went camping last weekend. As for tent camping… well, it’s been awhile!