SOURCE: Ragnar Relay Series

October 07, 2013 09:00 ET

Ragnar Trail Relays Presented by Salomon Announces Third New Race in 2014 With Launch of Ragnar Trail Hill Country in Texas

Two-Day, Overnight Team Relay Will Be Held on October 17-18 at Flat Rock Ranch Near San Antonio

COMFORT, TX--(Marketwired - October 07, 2013) -  Ragnar Trail Relays, presented by Salomon, announced today their first overnight team relay running race in the state of Texas with the new Ragnar Trail Hill Country - TX, held on October 17-18, 2014.

The two-day, overnight team relay experience will begin midday on Friday, October 17 at Flat Rock Ranch in Comfort, Texas, about 45 miles northwest of San Antonio. Teams will run in an area known as Texas Hill Country. The ranch features more than 1,300 acres of rugged terrain and 27 miles of single-track trails.

Teams of eight and ultra teams of four will rotate runners along three different trails of varying length and difficulty. While one member of the team runs, the other seven members will be setting up camp at the Ragnar Village™. Here, they'll enjoy food, live music, campfires and camaraderie while cheering on their teammates.

Ragnar Trail Hill Country will be the ninth Ragnar Trail event launched since the inception of the new trail race series in 2013. Registration is open today and available at www.ragnartrail.com

About Ragnar Events

Based in Utah, Ragnar Events, LLC is the largest overnight running relay series in the United States. Traversing inspiring and scenic destinations around the country, these events make testing your limits a team sport. In the Ragnar Relay Series (www.ragnarrelay.com), teams of 12 run a 200-mile relay over two days and one night; in Ragnar Trail Relays (www.ragnartrail.com), teams of 8 run a 120-mile trail relay over the same time span. Participants connect in memorable relationships, conquer a challenge that could not be done alone and celebrate with medals and finish line festivities. Often called a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant, this unique relay turns out crazy costumes, inside jokes, close quarters and unforgettable stories. Begun as a single relay from Logan to Park City, UT in 2004 by college roommates, Dan Hill and Tanner Bell, now over 200,000 people have run in the Ragnar Relay Series, which boasts 21 races, including Canada, and is growing every year.

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