Have you heard of the Ragnar Relay? Ragnar Relay is a 194-mile race that begins in Madison and ends in Lincoln Park. Along the way runners get to check out some of the best scenery that the Midwest has to offer as they make their way South to the Windy City.
Each leg of the Ragnar Relay varies in difficulty so elite and novice runners can run together in
teams. Each team is responsible for providing two support vehicles, with six runners in each
vehicle. The first vehicle drops off the first runner and drives ahead to the first exchange point.
Teams repeat this pattern for six legs until they hand off to their second vehicle. This
leapfrogging pattern continues day and night all the way to the much anticipated finish line.
Have you heard of Back on My Feet?
Back on My Feet, which launched in Philadelphia in 2007, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self sufficiency of the homeless population by engaging them in running to build strength, confidence and self-esteem.
Members must run Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and must maintain a 90 percent attendance rating in order to move forward in the program and gain access to job training, employment and housing opportunities. The Chicago chapter of Back on my Feet launched in September and has already started to make a positive impact in the homeless and the running community.
Now if your chance to run in an amazing event and help support Back on my Feet at the same time.
Ragnar Relay will donate $300 to Back on My Feet- Chicago for every team that uses the
promotion code "CH11BOMFZ" when registering. Back on My Feet Chicago will also offer
participants the opportunity to join its fight against homelessness by "FundRacing" for the
organization. FundRacers who raise $100 or more for Back on My Feet Chicago will receive
benefits such as a personal website to raise funds online, e-mails with training tips and
inspirational stories, invitations to fun runs and social events, Back on My Feet gear and
discounts at Back on My Feet Chicago's running store partner, Universal Sole, among others.
FundRacers can sign up online by clicking here.
If 194 miles of racing isn't your bag, you can still run to support Back on my Feet by running for their marathon team, Shamrock Shuffle team and plenty of other races, click here to register your team for the Ragnar Relay, click here to learn more about Back on my Feet.