Google's team blog for the Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage

July 20-21st 2012 Google's 6th year at the Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage! This is a two day, 190 mile relay race from the northern tip of Washington in Blaine, through farm country and along the coast, across Deception Pass and finishing at the southern end of Whidbey Island at Langley. This isn't your average team offsite!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Major exchange details

There will be food service along the route at the following locations:

Start line – Marine Park, Blaine, WA
  • Safety Briefing (Van #1)
  • Team Check-in
  • Participant Shirts
  • Goodie bags
  • Nathan Hydration Station – Free water for runners

Exchange 6 – Bellingham High School, Bellingham, WA
  • Music
  • Nathan Hydration Station
  • First Aid Center
  • Safety Briefing (Van #2)
  • Indoor Showers
  • Sandwich wraps
  • Chips, fruit, Beverages
  • Bake Sale

Exchange 12- Allen Elementary School, Bow, WA
  • Music
  • Nathan Hydration Station
  • First Aid Center
  • Free Smores
  • Indoor showers
  • Sleeping area

Exchange 18 – La Conner High School, La Conner, WA
  • Nathan Hydration Station
  • First Aid Center
  • Showers
  • Free coffee and hot chocolate
  • Outdoor sleeping

Exchange 24- Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, WA
  • Nathan Hydration Station
  • First Aid Center
  • Outdoor Sleeping
  • NO showers
  • Deception Pass State Park Fundraiser - Beverages, Treats, and Fruit

Exchange 30 - Coupeville High School, Coupeville, WA
  • Nathan Hydration Station
  • First Aid Center
  • Indoor Sleeping
  • Indoor Showers
  • Coupeville H.S. fundraiser - Pancakes, eggs, bacon & Coffee

Finish Line- Island County Fair Grounds, Langley, WA
  • Team Finishes and the bestowing of medals
  • Free Massages
  • Team Photos
  • Live Music
  • Food by Diamond Knot Brewery
  • Beer Garden by Diamond Knot Brewery
  • Ice Cream by Whidbey Island Ice Cream
  • Nathan Hydration Station – Free water for runners
  • NO showers
  • First aid center
Don’t forget to bring some cash for the food – these fundraisers probably won’t have credit card machines.

What to pack

Pack as light as possible, as you will have 6 people + gear in a minivan
  • Running vest!
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle with your name on it - please limit the number of bottles and refill with those powder packets/tabs
  • Running food of your preference (clif bars, goo, whatever you like)
  • Running shoes
  • Running shirt/shorts/socks (Three runs, so you may want to bring changes of socks/shirts/shorts. Look at the predicted times and plan according to the weather)
  • Bring your team shirt, and you’ll get a ragnar tshirt at the starting line
  • Toiletries + small towel for showers (major exchanges have showers)
  • Lounge clothes/shoes for when you aren’t running
  • Small sleeping bag/pillow (major exchanges have sleeping areas)
  • Cash in small bills (major exchanges have food/showers/sleeping areas for sale and we will be stopping to eat along the way at grocery stores/restaurants)
  • Camera/cellphone and charger
  • Check the gear post to see what team gear you are signed up for (headlamp, buttlight, first aid kit, cooler)
We'll put a cooler in each van, and pick up ice and drinking water along the way.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Duties breakdown

Please let me know if you have a headlamp or buttlight you can bring, or if your name is on something you can't do.