Ragnar Trail Rainier: It ain’t for babies

Ragnar Trail Rainier: It ain’t for babies

“It’s Ragnar Trail for babies,” I told my teammates a month from the start of the race. I’d seen the trail map screen and neglected to notice that the 800′ of climb shown was for the Green Loop only. A week later, while scrutinizing the site, I realized my mistake. Total climb: 4,200 feet, which gives Ragnar Trail Rainier “RTR” the distinction of being the toughest race in the Ragnar series of 17 trail races in 16 states, plus one in Ontario, Canada.

To read Julee Rudolf’s complete blog, go to https://juleerudolfblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/ragnar-trail-rainier-it-aint-for-babies/

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