Friends, Chicagoans, Countrymen. On June 6-7 I’m doing something that would have been unthinkable 5 years ago. I know you’ve probably become accustomed to my Ragnar posts over the last few years and it’s likely that you know longer find the notion of a 200 mile running race as shocking as you once might have.
Well, this year I’m taking it up a notch. Actually, 6 notches. For 2014, I’ve decided that running 200 miles with 12 teammates isn’t challenging enough and have instead opted to run this year’s Ragnar team with a 6 man ultra team.
Each of us will run approximately 3 half marathons in less than 36 hours and because we will only have a single van instead of two their will be no opportunity for napping, no showers, no breaks for dinner. We’ll start at 6AM on Friday and will keep going until we cross the finish line on Saturday.
At this point, you are probably thinking to yourself, “Holy shit! That’s fucking crazy! These guys must me total badasses!” and you are absolutely right to believe all of that. You’re probably also asking yourself what you can possibly do to assist us in our effort to firmly establish ourselves as the coolest people you will ever have the pleasure of knowing.
Well, I’m glad you’re asking. One of the requirements for Ragnar teams is that we provide 3 volunteers to help keep things running smoothly. Volunteers do not have to run 39 miles, nor do they need to spend 36 hours in a van with sweaty sweaty men. You just need to yell some number, write some numbers down on paper and make sure that people don’t be parking where they shouldn’t be or running people over with their vans.
Also, I will buy you booze. So, whaddya say? Wanna be a part of this historic effort?