Friday, May 24, 2013

When Rags cost Riches

(hee hee. See what I did there? Oh, not yet? Hold on. You'll get it in a minute...)

So I'm coordinating a Ragnar team for next month's Madison to Chicago relay. It's 198 miles, with 12 runners, 2 vans, and 2 drivers. Stephan and I signed up together. Which is awesome. We dragged his 19 year-old niece along with us. So we make up 3 of the 12 runners.

Ready for the total?
Registration is $120 per runner.
Van rental + gas is $50 per runner.
Volunteer payment is $10 per runner.
Gear (lights, reflective vests) is about $30 per runner.

This has GOT to be one of the most expensive running experiences out there. But? Are we doing this? Aw yeah- we are TOTALLY doing this.

Being the team leader is pretty stressful. It's taking a lot of coordination. But I can't wait to get out there on the road!!

3 comments:

Annie Crow said...

Thanks for the cost breakdown. I've been thinking about doing this one some year. Looking forward to hearing about it.

JAMES VEALS said...

That sounds awesome. I want to do one, but nobody will. Their too sacred or busy with other commitments. Maybe next year. if not I'll be looking to join someones crew.

Ali K. said...

Yay!! I'm glad you're doing a Ragnar relay, because it will help me be more mentally prepared for mine!

It's definitely an expensive race, but if I'm going to pay over $100 for any race, this is the one to do it for. I wouldn't pay it for a Disney half, but Ragnar is like a giant party, so it seems more worth it haha.