I had a great Ragnar overall this year. Despite being a bit undertrained, I ran well. The team was great. My vanmates were awesome. I had the pleasure of sharing the ride in Van 2 with Jeff Wallichs, Ken Novak, Hilary Klein, Greg Battoglia, Pat Egan and Beth Folkmann. Our Van 1 was April Lasker, Anna Debush, Megan Finkelman and the three amigos Doug Schenkelberg, Rob Breymaier and David Kahlow. We had a bunch of veterans this year, but also expanded our South Oak Park Ragnar gang with some first timers. All of the newbies and veterans were already making noise about running again next year and the ever-enthusiastic Mr. Wallichs was advocating for an ultra team pretty hard.

This year saw some tweaks to the van which were pretty sweet. After seeing some teams with shelving units in the back cargo space last year, I knew I had the answer to the issue of things getting buried and lost. In years past, the back of the van turns into an unmanageable pile as the rush from exchange to exchange goes on. I have typically had to unpack and repack the van at each major exchange. Not so in 2013. The little modular shelving we used allowed us to keep the sleeping gear, coolers and group supplies (first aid, snacks, etc.) separated from everyone’s personal gear. They worked like a charm.

We had great weather and great team spirit. Our only negative was a couple of lost runners. I missed a turn in Racine, WI during the middle of the night which was really unfortunate because in the cool evening air I was a few minutes ahead of my projected time and felt great. In the end, I went a good 1/2 mile out of my way, but only finished a couple minutes late.

The finish line was awesome as always. I nabbed the runner 12 spot this year so I got to run the final leg. Next year, I’m hoping to be runner 1. After three years in van 2, I’d like to see the start in Madison for once.

Hi folks. I’ve made links for getting directions from Google Maps Navigation using the GPS coordinates of each exchange. My site is responsive designed so this list should be nice and readable on any screen size.

The links will give you directions from your current position (assuming you have a GPS signal) or from exchange to exchange. Under each exchange, “Start:” is the exchange you are leaving from, and “End:” is the exchange that is listed. So the start for Exchange 3 Runner 4 Start is Exchange 2 and the end is Exchange 3 and so on and so forth. I put the runner start in because even after 3 Ragnars that whole exchange minus 1 equals runner thing still kills my brain at 2 in the morning. I’ve checked these as best I can, but if something seems fishy, you’d best double check it.

Have fun! See yez on the course. Honk if you see a bald guy with a red Camel Bak.

Start Line Runner 1
Olin/Turville Park
1156 Olin-Turville Court, Madison, WI 53715

Exchange 1 Runner 2 Start
Olbrich Park 3527 Atwood Ave. Madison, WI 53174
Start: 43.057 -89.383 End: 43.089 -89.330
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New Life Church 7564 Cottage Grove Road
Start: 43.089 -89.330 End: 43.088 -89.247
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Fireman’s Park 4116 Villas Rd. Cottage Grove, WI 53257
Start: 43.088 -89.247 End: 43.074 -89.208
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Exchange 4 Runner 5 Start
Deerfield Lutheran Church 206 Main St, Deerfield WI 53531
Start: 43.074 -89.208 End: 43.051 -89.076
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Exchange 5 Runner 6 Start
Cambridge High 403 Blue Jay Way, Cambridge, WI 53523
Start: 43.051 -89.076 End: 43.006 -89.008
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Exchange 6 Runner 7 Start
Lake Mills High School
615 Caitlin Dr, Lake Mills, WI 53551
Start: 43.006 -89.008 End: 43.070 -88.911
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Exchange 7 Runner 8 Start
Jefferson County Fairgrounds 503 N Jackson Ave, Jefferson, WI 53549
Start: 43.070 -88.911 End: 43.017 -88.820
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Exchange 8 Runner 9 Start
Vetro Winery
1414 Vino Lane, Jefferson, WI. 53549
Start: 43.017 -88.820 End: 43.003 -88.779
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Exchange 9 Runner 10 Start
Helenville Bike Trail Depot Helenville, WI 53137
Start: 43.003 -88.779 End: 43.019 -88.695
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Exchange 10 Runner 11 Start
Sullivan Trailhead Palmyra St and Front St, Sullivan, WI 53178
Start: 43.019 -88.695 End: 43.012 -88.586
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Exchange 11 Runner 12 Start
Cory Municipal Park 140 S Main St, Dousman, WI 53118
Start: 43.012 -88.586 End: 43.014 -88.473
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Exchange 12 Runner 1 Start
Wales Community Park
420 Brandybrook Rd, Wales, WI 53183
Start: 43.014 -88.473 End: 42.998 -88.377
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Exchange 13 Runner 2 Start
Sunset Park S30 W28452 Sunset Dr, Wales, WI 53189
Start: 42.998 -88.377 End: 42.990 -88.310
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Exchange 14 Runner 3 Start
Carroll University
100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186
Start: 42.990 -88.310 End: 43.004 -88.229
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Exchange 15 Runner 4 Start
Poplar Creek Church 17770 West Cleveland, New Berlin WI 53146
Start: 43.004 -88.229 End: 42.992 -88.135
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Exchange 16 Runner 5 Start
Greenfield Park Greenfield WI 53227
Start: 42.992 -88.135 End: 43.009 -88.064
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Exchange 17 Runner 6 Start
Alan Kulwicki Park 10701 Coldspring, Greenfield, WI 53228
Start: 43.009 -88.064 End: 42.966 -88.046
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Exchange 18 Runner 7 Start
Martin Luther High School
5201 S 76th St, Greendale, WI 53129
Start: 42.996 -88.046 End: 42.949 -88.009
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Exchange 19 Runner 8 Start
Franklin High School 8222 S 51st St, Franklin WI 53132
Start: 42.949 -88.009 End: 42.896 -87.980
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Exchange 20 Runner 9 Start
Oak Creek High School 340 E Puetz Dr, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Start: 42.896 -87.980 End: 42.887 -87.908
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Exchange 21 Runner 10 Start
Parkway Apostolic Church 10940 S Nicholson Rd, Oak Creek WI 53154
Start: 42.887 -87.908 End: 42.846 -87.894
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Exchange 22 Runner 11 Start
Greater Racine Kennel Club 6320 6 Mile Rd, Racine WI 53402
Start: 42.846 -87.894 End: 42.814 -87.857
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Exchange 23 Runner 12 Start
The Prairie School 4050 Lighthouse Dr, Racine WI 53402
Start: 42.814 -87.857 End: 42.775 -87.775
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Exchange 24 Runner 1 Start
John Pershing Park 500 Pershing Dr, Racine, WI 53403
Start: 42.775 -87.775 End: 42.725 -87.779
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Exchange 25 Runner 2 Start
Jones Elementary School 3300 Chicory Rd, Racine WI 53403
Start: 42.725 -87.779 End: 42.684 -87.817
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Exchange 26 Runner 3 Start
Pennoyer Park, 3601 7th Ave, Kenosha WI 53140
Start: 42.684 -87.817 End: 42.605 -87.820
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Exchange 27 Runner 4 Start
Anderson Park 8730 22nd Ave, Kenosha WI 53143
Start: 42.605 -87.820 End: 42.547 -87.835
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Exchange 28 Runner 5 Start
Christ Community Church 2500 Dowie Memorial Ave, Zion, IL 60099
Start: 42.547 -87.835 End: 42.450 -87.836
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Exchange 29 Runner 6 Start
Lake County Community Action 1200 W Glen Flora Ave Waukegan, IL 60085
Start: 42.450 -87.836 End: 42.380 -87.846
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Exchange 30 Runner 7 Start
North Chicago High School 1717 17th St, North Chicago, IL 60064
Start: 42.380 -87.846 End: 42.327 -87.853
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Exchange 31 Runner 8 Start
Gorton Community Center 400 East Illinois Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045
Start: 42.327 -87.853 End: 42.251 -87.839
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Exchange 32 Runner 9 Start
Highland Park High School 433 Vine Ave, Highland Park IL 60035
Start: 42.251 -87.839 End: 42.192 -87.801
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Exchange 33 Runner 10 Start
Henry J Kalk Park 298 Park Ave, Glencoe IL 60022
Start: 42.192 -87.801 End: 42.135 -87.757
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Exchange 34 Runner 11 Start
Elder Lane Park 239 Sheridan Rd, Winnetka IL 60093
Start: 42.135 -87.757 End: 42.098 -87.717
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Exchange 35 Runner 12 Start
Northwestern Campus 2311 Campus Dr Evanston IL 60208
Start: 42.098 -87.717 End: 42.060 -87.674
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Montrose Beach, Lincoln Park
Approx. 200 Montrose Harbor Dr, Chicago, IL 60640