Ragnar Trail Atlanta Relay Debuts April 4-5, To Benefit Kilometer Kids

February 24th, 2014 | In Local Running News, Running Meets Life

Hit the trails with Ragnar Trail Atlanta

Hit the trails with Ragnar Trail Atlanta

Looking for a great new challenge for 2014 that combines running, the outdoors, and an unforgettable experience with seven of your closest friends?  The new Ragnar Trail Atlanta might be just what you’re looking for.

Ragnar Trail Relays presented by Salomon, the latest overnight team relay running experience from Ragnar Events, will be in Atlanta April 4-5 at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Participants will take turns running along three different trails throughout the scenic park, featuring more than 15 miles of trails. And they’ll be supporting the Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids Program just by signing up.

The Ragnar Trail experience is unlike any running event on the market today. 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, music and campfires while cheering on their teammates. The experience creates lasting, lifelong memories.

“If we’ve heard it once we’ve heard it a thousand times how people come to a Ragnar event and leave with an experience unlike anything they’ve ever done before,” said Tanner Bell, president and co-founder of Ragnar Relay Series. “Ragnar Events allow people to experience the thrills of running in a team environment, and our trail series takes it to the next level, combining the camaraderie of the team experience with the joys of camping.”

Local Impact on Kilometer Kids

Beyond just an unforgettable running experience, Ragnar Relay Series always works with local organizations in each community where it holds a race. The team of passionate runners believes that its events should go beyond just a race and help to “make life more awesome.”

One way they accomplish this is to work with local nonprofits and provide a portion of race registration and volunteers to organizations. This year, Ragnar Trail Atlanta will benefit the Atlanta Track Club Kilometer Kids Program.

Ragnar Trail Atlanta will provide both financial and in-kind support for the youth running initiative. For each team that registers, Ragnar Trail will provide $100 to Kilometer Kids, which promotes active and healthy activities for Atlanta-area youth

Through the partnership, Ragnar will donate $100 to Kilometer Kids on behalf of each team that registers for the April event with an Atlanta Track Club promotional code (RTATC14).  Kilometer Kids youth running program is designed to get children ages 7 to 12 active and healthy through regular fitness. The program launched in 2007 with one location and 38 participants. Today more than 5,000 young people throughout metro Atlanta participate in the program each year.

Ragnar Trail Atlanta will be one of nine Ragnar Trail Series presented by Salomon events during 2014 across the U.S.  The overnight, team experiences at campsites feature teams of eight (regular) or four (ultra). Debut in 2013, Ragnar Trail Series is the offshoot of Ragnar Relay Series, the overnight team relay run that takes teams of 12 over some 200 miles from one location to another. Founded in 2004 in Utah’s Wasatch Back Mountains, Ragnar Relay Series averages more than 120,000 participants each year with 15 races across the U.S. and Canada.

To learn more, visit www.ragnartrail.com. Registration closes Wednesday, March 5th. Our staff is running. Are you?

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