Have you ever wanted to do a long-distance overnight relay race? Have you ever done one? I’ve been intrigued by overnight relays for a while, but only recently had an opportunity to participate in one. With a team of 11 former teammates and friends, I ran the Reach the Beach Ragnar Relay covering approximately 200 miles of New Hampshire roads. During the 24 hours and 44 minutes we were out on the course my experience ranged from weirdly fun to wildly unpleasant.
Now that I am more removed from it, and the extreme soreness in my quads has dissipated, I realize how spectacular the experience was. I highly recommend it to any runner seeking an adventure! But one thing is for certain: with a race involving 12 people per team and covering 200 miles, it would help to know as much about what to expect as you can beforehand! Hopefully, my experiences and the little tips I picked up will help you either decide to do an overnight relay or be better prepared when you do one. Read more >>