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Review of Ragnar Relay: Huntington Beach to San Diego by alanglen49

Posted by: on April, 28 2012

This was my first Ragnar and second for most of my teammates so they prepared me menatlly and kept me honest with my training. We had a 0930 start and since we’re all from San Diego, we HAD to take the Orange County traffic in consideration on a Friday morning, but luckily we hit no such thing and made it up there in 90 minutes. We rode in a Ford Expedition and it was cramped with everyone’s gear but we did save up on the van rental. The Ragnar team was very efficient in providing all safety information and explaining the RAGMAG to everybody. A guy from our team downloaded the RAGMAG on his IPAD and this helped out immensely in the evening, hopefully RAGNAR makes an app to provide pinpoint directions to every checkpoint.

The course was great and all checkpoints had enough parking to fit vans while volunteers directed traffic very well. We brought extra toilet paper but luckily all port-o-potties were stocked well and there were enough at every checkpoint for minimal waiting. My only complaint I do have is that some water stations never appeared like they showed in the course map, but luckily we provided van support when needed.

This is a bucket list event that everyone should do at least once in their life. I’m hooked and am already training for the Vegas Ragnar. Believe me we’re gonna kick ass with a goal of over 400 kills this time around. VEGAS HERE WE COME!!!!