A group of strong women from the eastern shore of Maryland will be taking on the Reebok Ragnar Reach the Beach Race on September 13-14th. Together, the six women on the team will be covering over 200 miles as they race from Bretton Woods to Hampton Beach.The last time the team ran the Washington DC Ragnar they had a bittersweet end to the adventure when race organizers shut down the course due to unsafe conditions. The team was in Washington, DC when the race closed but did not get to complete the race. A few months after the race one of the members of the team lost her beloved sister, Jaime, to cancer. This year the team is returning fueled by the desire to finish what we started and give back to one of the organizations that made a huge difference in Jaime’s quality of life, Positive Strides.Positive Strides, Inc. a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; tax EIN #52-1784328, is a therapeutic horseback riding program providing therapy for physically, mentally and emotionally challenged individuals. Founded in 1981, it is the only program of its kind in Talbot County, Maryland. The entire program is run by a dedicated group of volunteers.
The program’s goal is to build confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment. Riders also improve their attention span and their ability to follow directions. They work on coordination and spatial relationships as well as stretching and strengthening exercises. It is rewarding to see the progress that the riders make. Whatever the progress, it is a wonderful experience for the riders.
We would like to invite you to be a part of this exciting event.
What is Ragnar?
⦁The Ragnar is a 36-hour relay where teams of 6-12 people take turns running 200 miles.
⦁The race will highlight several cities and suburbs in New Hampshire. The event begins in Bretton Woods and culminates in a huge celebration on the beach in Hamptons .
⦁Relay legs for each runner vary from 3-16 miles. At the end of the leg, they meet up with their team, who has driven the team van to their endpoint, the next runner hops out and the van takes off to the next rendezvous!
⦁A typical Ragnar event hosts between 250 and 800 teams, with a total of as many as 9,500 participants, hundreds of volunteers and large crowds spectating.