Published: 21 February 2011
Throughout the Arizona desert, the pitter-patter of feet can be heard as thousands of runners prepare for the grueling 197-mile Ragnar Relay Del Sol race from Wickenburg to Tempe. That’s correct: we said 197 miles…of running…in the desert. To make it just a little more interesting, participants will endure running around the clock for over 24 hours; stuffing into 12-passenger vans; navigating the course and logistics; operating on little to no sleep; fueling up on PB&Js, gummy worms, granola bars and the like; and you can pretty much forget the idea of a shower.
Thousands have accepted the daunting challenge to participate in this adventure, but only 12 runners have accepted the challenge to “Run for the Future!” Rhino Crash Running Team has chosen to run to sponsor a student at Northrise University. On average, each team member will run the equivalent of a 10k to Half Marathon. With each step during their leg of the race, runners hope to raise awareness and financial support to sponsor a student at NU for a year. Team Captain and 4 time Ragnar Veteran, Kelly Young, expressed her enthusiasm in running for Northrise stating, “People always ask me, ‘Why are you running this relay, what cause is it supporting?’ I would love to say ‘Northrise University and here’s how you can help…’”
Northrise family: the challenge is out. Will you join Rhino Crash Running by joining their adventure and sponsoring a student for a year? Join in the adventure by clicking here. You can also go out and support the team by cheering them on February 25 or 26. Contact Danny Estavillo at firstname.lastname@example.org for a race map and support info.
A big thank you to Rhino Crash Running!!! God bless you and best of luck!!!!!
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