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!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What to pack

Pack as light as possible, as you will have 6 people + gear in a minivan. Don't forget to put your name on all your gear, especially Google branded stuff!
  • 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
  • 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.

You may want to also read the post mortem from last year

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