That's right, the Endorphriends are back and ready to tackle Reebok Ragnar Niagara again!
It's a relay race where twelve runners trade off each running three times each for a total team distance of just over 300 kilometers. For this one and only Canadian version, runners start in Cobourg (yes that's the one past Pickering, Oshawa, and Bomanville...) and finish in historic Niagara Falls. Each team is supported by their teammates who travel in two vans to each exchange point. You won't likely sleep, eat, drinking much, and you may lose your voice from cheering but all of that won't matter when you and your teammates cross that finish line and piece those 12 medals together.
Team Endorphriends evolved in early 2017 when a group of friends learned that Ragnar was bringing their relay series back to Canada! We came up with a lot of names, but no one could resist 'endorphriends' especially when our superstar graphic designer (okay, yeah, that's me) came up with branding for the team including a logo and monster characters for each team member. You can read about our 2017 Ragnar experience here, here, here and here.
In the fall the team added a few new members who then tackled Ragnar Trail in Cottage Country. You can read about that here, here, here and here...and okay, here too. Hey, these are long races, I'm allowed to write a lot!
And now, again with a few new monster members, it was an easy decision to race to the Falls again!
Team Endorphriends recently found out that Reebok Canada will be kindly sponsoring our team again for our upcoming race! I'm extremely happy about this because many of my pieces from last year remain my go-to's. The capris are the only capris I will race in I wore them for my recent 5Peaks and Mississauga races. The 1/4 zip rarely gets out for a run since I'm often wearing it casually. The comfy joggers and sweat shirt are my lounge wear of choice on a Sunday afternoon following a race. The 'ActivChill' tank do work to keep me chilled.
I recently received some amazing new gear for training and the race. Stay tuned for details on these items as I get to try them out! Below is a sneak peek of some of the items that people have endlessly commented on! Okay, one more sneak peek...I wore several pieces at the recent Sporting Life 10K!
A very special thank you to Janice, Nancy and Lisa who have very generously given their time to volunteer for the race that weekend on behalf of our team! Also to Nanlee for will be driving our van #1!