Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay teams gearing up for overnight race

It sold out months ago and the 188-mile overnight Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay starts Friday in Logan and finishes the following day at Park City’s Canyons Resort. Co-founder Dan Hill says he and childhood friend Tanner Bell started it all in Logan in 2004 as a dream of Hill’s father for an overnight running relay through the Wasatch Mountains. Hill says about 40,000 runners will participate in one or more of the 12 Ragnar relays across the country this year. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Friday, Hill said the Wasatch Back Relay, like the others, is made up of 12-person teams. “Each member of the team will run three legs of the race, and each of their legs is about five miles long,” Hill said. “They range from three to, in some rare cases, nine miles. “So they’ll run their leg and get to rest five or six hours then they’ll run another leg and run another leg. All the while they’re transported along in these support vans with each support van carrying six other runners.” Teams often run for certain charitable causes. Hill says this year the race has named the American Cancer Society as its official charity. More information about the relay race is

<a href=”http://www.ragnarrelay.com/wasatchback/index.php”>available here</a>

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