Ragnar Relay Series and Reach the Beach Relay Announce Partnership
Participants will continue to enjoy the challenge and sense of community Reach the Beach offers as well as the same stunning Reach the Beach New Hampshire course scheduled for Friday-Saturday, September 12 and 13
Posted Wednesday, 22 January, 2014
KAYSVILLE, Utah – Ragnar Relay Series, the largest and fastest growing series of overnight, relay running events, today announced a partnership with the New England-based RTB (Reach the Beach) Relay, Inc.
RTB Relay began in 1999 by two multisport athletes with a goal of creating a 200-mile overnight team relay event that would run from the White Mountains, to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and conclude at a beach front party in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. This sell-out race has become their signature event with nearly 450 teams and more than 5,400 participants annually.
Under the leadership of co-founders, Mike Dionne and Rich Mazzola, RTB Relay has demonstrated a high level of commitment to its participants. The new partnership will provide resources from the leader in running relays, enabling Reach the Beach Relay to offer an even greater experience for its runners. The increased support infrastructure from Ragnar will offer runners many benefits including:
- Online runner profiles and team management
- Best-in-class safety standards
- Dedicated customer service
- Increased race-day support
- Increased sponsor perks
- Access to a broad network of premier road and trail relays
“We’ve been very fortunate to host so many passionate runners from across New England the past 15 years,” said Dionne. “As a company, we’ve admired what Ragnar has done to grow the sport of relay running, and the timing is now right to partner with them. We’re excited about where our relationship will go and how it will allow us to focus more on our participants.”,
Participants will continue to enjoy the challenge and sense of community Reach the Beach offers as well as the same stunning Reach the Beach New Hampshire course scheduled for Friday-Saturday, September 12 and 13. RTB Relay’s Massachusetts event will merge with the scenic, coastal Ragnar Relay Cape Cod slated for Friday-SaturdayMay 9 and 10.
“We have admired the team at Reach the Beach for a long time. We share very similar philosophies about relays and the people who participate in them. Our objective is to combine this passion and experience to benefit the runner,” said Chris Infurchia, CEO of Ragnar Relay. “We believe the key to relay success is in the details. Leveraging our robust infrastructure, Mike and Rich will be able to focus fully on the runner experience of Reach the Beach New Hampshire as well as Ragnar Relay Cape Cod.”
To register for Ragnar Cape Cod visit here and for Reach the Beach New Hampshire visit here.
About RTB Relay, Inc.
Multisport athletes Mike Dionne and Rich Mazzola founded RTB RELAY, INC. in 1999. RTB Relay is a company with a social conscience promoting the highest quality races, which embrace the host communities, leave the smallest environmental impact and benefit all involved. More details are available at www.rtbrelay.com.
About Ragnar Events, LLC
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.