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!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A few 2012 reminders

  • The Ragnar Relay is July 20-21 2012 this year. Note that this is on a Friday and Saturday, so please make arrangements with your manager to take Friday off. (Between eating, sleeping, and running you won't have time to work remotely)
  • This is a two-day, overnight relay (hard core!) and between 190 miles of running, organization, and travel time it will take the entire two days. Please do not schedule any other obligations on these two days. We are a relay team, and it is extremely important for the team (and for the sanity of the captain) that we all stick together the entire time. Feel free to schedule other things on Sunday, but if you are like me you won't even consider getting out of bed till after 3pm.
  • If you need to drop out for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible! You will be responsible for an additional roster change fee (around $20) and for helping us find a replacement runner. Your registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Start running!

Timing estimates

Thanks to Matthew and his nifty script!

Welcome 2012 Google Ragnar runners!

Hello all!

Runner assignments:
Anyway, for those of you who didn't know, we have our team assembled, and I have legs assigned. (Drum roll, please...):
Van 1:
1. Chris
2. Matthew
3. Sergey
4. Ben
5. Amanda H
6. Shuichi

Van 2:
7. Charlie
8. Dennis
9. Brie
10. Amy
11. Kurt
12. Dmitry

The legs do sometimes get minor adjustments over time, so if you notice that you're suddenly running 10 miles more (or less) than you expected and are unhappy with that situation, please let Brie know.

For those of you who said you had volunteers in mind, please let Brie or Matthew know who they are. Signups open on June 27th, so we do still have some time to get this straightened out.

People to contact:
That's all for now - more information to come as we get closer to July. Matthew is our team captain, in case you didn't know. Brie is in charge of various odds and ends like van rentals. Amanda isn't running this year, but is a Ragnar veteran and will also be helping us get organized. If you have any questions, let us know.