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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I am not sure how to pronounce this.

 My new friend Chris Angell the founder of www.glucolift.com brought some samples for all us wonderful diabetics at Ragnar, and he also brought these new tasty astaxanthin bars.  Now you are all saying "What is this astaxanthin you speak of?"  Truth be told I don't know but, the package says it is one part unicorn blood, one part leprechaun pee, and one part dried pancreas.  No, I am just joking the package says it is a natural supercharged antioxidant derived from microalgae grown on the shores of Hawaii.
I am not sure how you pronounce the name but I guess and say: ass-tax bar.  Pretty sure that is wrong but it helps me remember the name and how to spell it.  The thing about these bars is that they are like heaven in my mouth or as I described while eating the chocolate, peanut, and caramel bar for the first time: like a mouth orgasm.  These things are wonderful and promote joint health and also has 20g's of protein in them.  That makes these bars the tri-fecta of wonderfulness with protein, antioxidants, and great taste.  Then there is the bad part to all of this, these bars.  They are not for sale at your local store or the inter-web and the only place you can get these is southern California because they are so new to the market.  So, I am down to one last bar and waiting for the perfect moment to indulge myself until these guys go nationwide.  You can go to the website: www.AstaXinc.com and demand these bars be sold on the inter-web so that you too can have heaven in your mouth.  Until you do I will be the only one to have had a piece of healthy heaven in my mouth.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Over-Reaching

 Sunday was the Tri for Humanity and for some odd feeling last month I saw the ad to sign up and also get 10% off registration when using this code thingy so I decided to do it.  I was like "This is a sprint triathlon and I am currently swimming, cycling, and running so why not do this triathlon?"  The swim was a 400m in a small lake, the cycling portion was a 12 mile double loop, and the run was a 5k so everything sounds great right?
 The race day temperature of the water was a nice 65 degrees and I was at the event an hour early to sort out diabetes and all my "What if" situations I could think of.  Thirty minutes before the event they opened up the lake to test out the water and loosen up.  At that point I was like do I get in the water and see what 65 degrees feels like or just wait till we line up for the start?  I chose the second option which probably was the wrong one.  Once we got in the water it actually felt quite nice and I had just bought a wet suit off of craigslist (everyone I know kept telling me Dave you know what people do in those things right?  Like I don't know people swim in a wet suit) which fit me perfect and I really liked the extra buoyancy it gave me in the water.  Then the race started and I was feeling fine fresh and foxy till the water temperature hit my chest and caused my sinus to drain down my throat which led to my heart racing to 170bps and that is when my breathing was shot and I had to milk it in the rest of the way.
By the time I finished the swim I felt like I couldn't breath and I was coughing up some real nice bloody snot.  Then it hit me, listening to all those time Vic told me to push through the now tight chest, coughing, and bloody snot I was spitting out and just get on my bike and start riding.  The first loop of 6 miles I sounded like an emphysema patient that had escaped the hospital and by the run my breathing settled into a nice watery wheezing.  The good thing was that I recovered at mile 2 of the run and picked up my pace for the last 1.2 miles and finished strong.

Now was this smart of me to jump right into a triathlon one week after Ragnar?  Probably not and I think that is why you all read this blog is to keep checking for the funeral notice but not today my friends, I finished this triathlon and now have a base to work off of and another race in the win, no I mean finished column.  My friend Don likes one of my classic sayings is that if you are having a bad day at whatever you are doing (running, walking, biking, swimming, or knitting) stop trying to beat yourself up about having a bad day and relax and just work on one thing and learn from it.  That is exactly what I did and am going to keep doing from this current episode of "I shouldn't be alive" and work on my transition from biking to running, my splits, swimming, and look for some sort of diabetes friendly decongestant if this happens again, oh and yeah get my butt in the water and warm up before the race starts.  The bad times are when you learn the most about yourself.  I learned I look like a dork in a tank top, wear old man sunglasses, and take to many vanity pictures of myself.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The G-Zone

 One of the people I had a very limited time with during Ragnar was Dr. Mark McCullough.  Dr. McCullough was on the ultra team and had flight delays and made it to the event very late in the night.  Also I can't believe that I didn't snap a single picture of him and I together so I just took a picture of him on the back of his book.  Either I am losing my tourist skills or just getting lazy.
 When I did get a chance to sit and talk to him after the event I played my usual 20 questions and got to know the good doctor quite well in a couple of hours.  We discussed a bit of his book called: The G-Zone and how glucose affects our bodies.  This little amount of time with the good doctor was basically a good life changing moment for me.  He discussed simple things I was doing to reduce my insulin sensitivity such as the bag of jelly beans I was using to try to keep myself above 60.  The jelly beans were of course high fructose corn syrup which I already knew that but thought they were OK since they were a fat free BG raiser for me and they sit on my tummy well.  Then we discussed how the processed corn syrup actually made me insulin resistant and the processing and dyes in the beans are harmful in ways that reduce my sports endurance (I need alot more sports endurance).  Later that night I gave the rest of the bag of jelly beans to a homeless person and he was very grateful, even though he wanted beer or money instead of jelly beans.  Looking back now I might have created another diabetic and maybe the jelly beans should have been placed in the trash or something.
The last thing I did before Dr. Mark went to his room to rest for his early flight in the morning was bug him just enough to give me a copy of his book and if that isn't far enough I even had him sign it with a personal note to me.  Diabetes now gives me an excuse to almost demand crap from people or at least I like to use it that way.  He was not bothered by my needy-ness and I got my personalized and autographed book from Dr. Mark.

Now I was not going to just sit this book on my coffee table, the things Dr. Mark and I discussed sounded very good and if I am to ever have a six pack that is not covered in insulin laden fat then I was going to give this book a try.  So far I am on chapter four and it is actually a good book to read.  Some of the information is very basic for diabetics.  I think it is the constant medical information we have thrown at us that we are doctors by default but the easy and simple things Dr. Mark has in the book is working on me.  One of the things he says to do is take your weight and divide it in half and whatever that number is you need to drink that much water in ounces every day.  So say I were a 200 pounder, divide that by 2 and you get 100 and so I need to drink 100 ounces of water a day (if I were a 200 pound person).  Probably the neatest part of the book is his relationship with his wife.  One point he talks about his son and how he has a disease (sorry I can't remember which one) but their physician told them he would basically grow up and push a broom for a living.  That is when his wife said "If he is going to push a broom it will be for us at our company."  That is the power of positive thinking and Dr. Mark became a chiropractor.  Check out more on Dr. Mark McCullough at www.doctorMarkMcCullough.com and definitely buy a copy of his book.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My diabetic super hero.

 So one of my diabetic inspirations is my good buddy Vic.  In the picture above you can see him with his finger in his ear not because I am annoying (yes I am very annoying) but because he works almost as hard as he competes.  He was on a conference call the moment he stepped off his plane.
 You are asking yourself what is so neat about this Vic character, first of all he has completed several ironman events.  Next he lives how a diabetic should live, moderation in everything.  Last he will give any diabetic the ironman t-shirt right off his back to help out a fellow diabetic.  Then he volunteers and gets people motivated at events.  Also he is not a super sport snob like most awesome athletes are, Vic will help a runner training for a 1k fun run or another iron-person with a sore hip-flexer.
 Then there is the part of Vic that I can't or have never made mad and trust me I tried to be a little irritating just to see where to draw the line and he didn't flinch one bit and kept right with me the whole event.  One point while he was running he gave me his sunglasses (very expensive) and I got to run up a hill with him while handing him a bottle of water.  Later that night he was resting his head in our van at like one in the morning and I asked him if he would like to hear some jokes, knowing full and well that he wanted sleep and he said yeah lets hear them.  When the Ragnar was over a bunch of us went to a few bars and Vic and I even went club hopping once the rest went back for sleep.  That is a man of nerves, steel, and diabetes.
Now the funny part about Vic is that the first time he met me he could not stand me or be around me.  I think then the inner diabetic child Vic inside him told him that he was to be my inspiration and something warm and fuzzy changed and we are best buds now.  Vic even told me to train hard for next years Denver half iron so we can do another event together.  Can you imagine that?  Me doing an event like that but, that is what Vic does he inspires us to be more diabetic.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Why?

 Yes, I am still talking about Ragnar and I always get the question of "Why do you run this event that is 200 miles with a group of 12 people split into 2 vans for 30 some odd hours?"  The reason for me is that it is so much freaking fun to see that there are crazier people out there than you are and it gives me ideas.  Here I am in front of a van done up like a bunny rabbit.
 Here I am in front of a van that had a Mexican flag on the front (if this is not the Mexican flag then please tell me because it looked Mexican).  They saw me shooting this picture and came over to see if I was tagging their van.  There are games within the game.
 Not just that you dress up your party van but alot of people dress up themselves.  This guy took a hunters turkey decoy, cut out the bottom, added some flair and made a hat out of it.  He told me it was crazy hard to run with it on in the wind.  The wind pushed his turkey head all over the trail.
 This guy and his whole team wore lone ranger masks and he even had a cape.
 This whole team wore cat in the hat outfits.  OK so it was just a hat and a red tie thing with green shirts on underneath but still more than what I did.
 Now these guys took grand prise by my standards, they had real deal wrestler costumes with the full masks and everything.  They even ran with the mask on and capes.
 Not sure if this guy was in costume or had a paper clip accident at work but loved the eye patch.
 This team wore giant hats and they kept passing us and we would pass them.  Not sure how the hat stayed on but never saw it on the ground.
 This team I referred to as the "Nerds" had tight cut off dress slacks made into running shorts, white shirts and ties on.  When I took this picture the girl standing next to me (not pictured) had a glass and I was drunk just from the smell coming from it.  This photo was taken at 8:00am in the morning.
 This was the panda van and next to me you can see a "must dash" on the driver window, that is a tag from "must dash" team.  Not sure why these people were the pandas either?
 Here is one of the "must dash" group, they all had fake mustaches.  This girl seemed kind of stoned but did not smell like it or anything.  Maybe just high on Ragnar.
 Of course there were tons of pretty people and even more pretty laddies.  We were at all the same rest stops with these girls so I took a picture with them. 
This team turned on this boom box every time their runner came to an exchange.  At the last major exchange (where you switch vans on the course) they had a zumba party bust out and you know me I joined in.

See any big race has weirdos and funny people but Ragnar puts your weird and funny to the test because it spans two days so can you wear a too-too for that long or a cat in the hat outfit while pooping in a porta-potty?  Then live in a van with 5 other people and the smell just gets bad as the day goes on.  So the hard part about Ragnar is the waiting for your time to run, living with other people always in your space, no sleep, all the other teams, eating at weird hours since you have to wait for a descent meal at your major exchange.  Oh yeah I almost forgot they had a rave going on at our 2nd or 3rd major exchange that was in the middle of the night, disco ball, DJ and fire pits.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Glucolift

 During Ragnar I met all sorts of over the top interesting people that make my life seem little compared to what they do.  In the picture above is me photo bombing Chris Angell which is the founder of Glucolift the all natural glucose tablet.  So I played my usual 20 questions with him to get the reason he started glucolift and also what the future plans were for the product.
 Glucolift is a pretty awesome glucose tablet if you have never tried it that might be because it is purchased through the inter-web www.glucolift.com They have three flavors that all rock but the orange cream is just like a dream-sickle pop sickle or like an orange Julius.  Chris was telling me that alot of the reason behind Glucolift is that he did not like the flavor of what was on the shelf currently and also none of it was all natural so of course like we all do (just kidding) he started Glucolift and changed the world of glucose tablets.  It is nice to meet Chris and find out he is not an evil corporation out just milking money from diabetics but he is actually one himself and started this to help us out.
Chris is a man with a company that gives back and he sponsored our Ragnar teams, ran on the ultra team and he even got out and painted the vans with his blue rocket ship.  The rocket ship on our van kind of had a bit of a belly so everyone kept asking if Glucolift was some sort of whale we were raising money for or something.  Doing things like this creates such positive momentum in any diabetics life.  Now I am friends with more diabetics, we all are now wanting to do more events which means staying in shape, and last it is nice to talk to others and find out that you are not the only diabetic that does stupid things but we all do something our doctors would punch us for.  I saw my friend Vic put a second pump site on and I was like what the heck is he doing.  Then he explained how he had just a little bit of insulin left in the pump and we were heading out so instead of waste he just had a new site ready and when he ran out of insulin he changed sites with nobody even knowing.  See I do learn new ways to cheat the system.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Diabetes Ragnar Build Up

 I just returned from Ragnar SoCal and if you remember I participated in Ragnar DelSol in Phoenix.  SoCal starts in Huntington beach and we run 195 miles to San Diego.  Our team had a brisk 5:00am start and I was runner number one.  So you know what I did, I slept in my running gear.  I figured I was going to be wearing it for the next 35 hours or so and what is a few more hours.
 What I learned at DelSol is that hotel rooms lack enough diabetes plugs, especially diabetics that are about to live life on the road as a traveling gypsy van.  I brought my own power strip so that we could leave the lights plugged in the room and also charge everything up.  I did bring an inverter for the van but it failed after about 12 hours.  Not sure if we pushed the 75 watt inverter too hard or if just my cheap stuff broke.
 We all learned from DelSol and this time our van was decorated by Glucolift the all natural low blood sugar treatment.  If you have never tried their orange creme than you don't know what heaven is like during a low until you do.  It is like a slice of low BG heaven in your mouth.  The funny thing about decorating our van is that the logo for Glucolift is a blue rocket ship but, when you hand draw it on a van for some reason it turns into a giant whale.  So we had lots of fun with the beached whale jokes.
I was so ready for the porta-potties this time.  I was almost excited to use them I was so prepped for them.  I did alot better this time than last but the time change and eating a lower carb diet caused for a few lows and I must admit when we were at the beach for the dawn phenom surf party I needed a glucagon injection.  So now I had fun and learned even more and will be faster next time, more diabetic next time, and other stuff to improve my Ragnar'ness or something.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ragnar here I come!

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Dear Members, Friends, and Supporters,

We are excited to introduce the 18 athletes with type 1 diabetes who make up our two teams racing at the 2013 Rangar SoCal relay, April 19-20.

This year's team is proudly supported by GlucoLift All-Natural Glucose Tablets. After participating as part of IN's Northwest Passage Ragnar team in 2012, GlucoLift Founder and President Christopher Angell returns as both athlete and sponsor to help IN provide this experiential opportunity to other people with diabetes.

"GlucoLift is excited to support the Insulindependence Ragnar SoCal Relay teams, because they embody everything that makes Insulindependence a great organization: A diverse group of people with diabetes throwing themselves into a challenging situation that pushes their mental and physical limits, with the goal of emerging stronger and more in control of their lives as a result of the bonds and knowledge that they will gain in order to finish the race," says Angell.

Insulindependence has formed a Ragnar team each year since the Ragnar Relay Del Sol (AZ) in 2009. In 2013, Insulindependence teams will complete three relays, Del Sol, So Cal (CA) and Northwest Passage (WA.)

"Living a full life with diabetes depends on testing boundaries and finding new sources of personal and communal strength, and Insulindependence has a unique ability to help people do exactly that," says Angell.

We invite you to join in the fun and support the team on the course or in spirit in one of the many ways listed below!

What is Ragnar?
Ragnar is the overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport. A team is made up of 6-12 individuals; each individual runs 3 legs. The legs of the race vary in difficulty and distance, from 3-8 miles, allowing elite and novice runners to run together. Over 2 days and 1 night, teams run across 200 miles from Huntington Beach, CA, to Embarcadero Marina Park South, CA.
Why the heck would you do that?! Ask the team.
6-Person Ultra Team
Runner 1: Steve Meo
I run to challenge myself. I run to learn from my fellow athletes with diabetes. I run for the stories we will tell. I run to inspire. I run to raise money. I run to raise awareness. I run because Brennan asked me to. I run because I can. I run to be healthy. I run for the camaraderie. I run because "Ragnar" is kind of fun to say. I run because I'm IN.
Runner 2: Andy Gell
When I was diagnosed I was training to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The doctors, dietitian, and others I met did not have much for me in terms of information or ideas in relation to being as active as I was, training for a specific goal and trying to manage diabetes. I was able to kind of work my way though the trials and tribulations of learning how my body reacted to the various intricacies of diabetes as I trained, but it was a lonely process. I decided to enter the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Half-Marathon and met a few IN runners at the expo. I loved the idea behind the organization and have met a number of other like-minded people with diabetes who have been amazing to get to know. When I heard IN was putting together an ultra team, I wanted to put it out there with a few other diabetics and raise some money for a great cause!
Runner 3: Bill Carlson
I’m running Ragnar to be with my friends and enjoy a beautiful day of running along the coast. But really, it's not about the run, it's about the people. The fun and the running. The running and the fun.
Runner 4: Bill King
I love running challenges and I am a team player so RAGNAR itself offers a running team challenge second to nothing. I also love showing the world what living with type 1 diabetes is all about; that although type 1 diabetes is difficult for us to manage and still potentially a deadly disease, with good clinical support, ongoing access to diabetes education, and the camaraderie of other like minded individuals, like my team at Insulindependence, I have a chance of living a great, happy, healthy, long life!
Runner 5: Mark McCullough
I am running Ragnar SoCal because I love what Insulindependence stands for. And because of this I believe that a group of people can make a much bigger impact on those in need of hope, help, and encouragement than just one person. And through feats such as this race, the platform can continue to be laid to get more involved because of the mission of this organization is much bigger than a human...it's about humanity! Inspiring those that can also inspire creates a culture of positive change....I'm jacked about getting to it. Thanks to all that make this possible!
Runner 6: Christopher Angell
I'm running the SoCal Ragnar with Insulindependence as a way of appreciating and celebrating my diabetes instead of just trying to manage or cope with it. I'm committed to making my diabetes a valuable and important part of my life - it's one of the cards I was dealt. If I want to have a great life, I have to bring diabetes along for the ride, so I might as well make it as positive a force as possible. I can't think of a better way to do that than by participating in this Ragnar with a bunch of other like-minded type-1s.
Ultra Van Driver: Mike Greene
I haven’t done Ragnar before, but I took the opportunity to be involved here because I enjoy anything that helps support people with diabetes in their quest to do well with exercise and to conquer their dreams. I’ve supported Race Across America (RAAM) riders and been involved with other ultra endurance events with non-diabetics, but it’s great to have team of people with diabetes together, because diabetes is a challenge in itself and it is good for people with diabetes to lead by example so that others aren’t afraid. Nothing can stop us.
12-Person Team
Runner 1: Dave Hennesey
Ragnar is like a two day individual running event that is completed by a team of 12 people and I enjoy running and people. Next there is the living life like a diabetic gypsy for two days going from porta-potty to porta-potty in a van with five other people. Everyone knows I enjoy it when people are obligated to listen to my very bad stand up diabetes comedy routine, so any practice I can get with a forced crowd is right up my alley. Last, I just love the thrill of a challenge and meeting new people with diabetes and that is what Ragnar is all about.
Runner 2: Christopher Noble
I've had diabetes for 18 years now. I ran cross country, track and did swim team throughout high school as well as the triathlon team for UC Berkeley. I now run recreationally and do some 5 and 10K's, but truly love running and all of the benefits that come with it. This past fall I volunteered with Insulindependence and helped with various events and Dawn Phenoms. I hope to stay involved whenever possible because I love my diabetes family!
Runner 3: Vic Kinnunen
Ragnar is an event I've heard a lot about over the past few years from other diabetic friends who have participated on an Insulindependence team. We'll be at it non-stop for 200 miles - just like we are every day managing our diabetes. I look forward to expanding my network of diabetic friends - catching up with some I've known for several years, and meeting others for the first time. I see this as another awesome diabetic community building event - an opportunity to learn more about how others with diabetes manage exercise, insulin, and nutrition (while minimizing sleep) and I look forward to crossing the finish line with my teammates.
Runner 4: Alexander Bautz
I am a relative rookie in both running and dealing with type 1 diabetes. I chose the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon as my first marathon, so that I could get to meet the incredible people of Insulindependence that I had heard about in Seattle. While really grueling, that race was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life thus far, and everyone at IN was fantastic. When I heard about the race in April, I jumped at the opportunity to join the Ragnar SoCal team. I am very excited to get back down to the land of sunshine and push the limit with some great people.
Runner 5: Marie Schiller
I have been an avid runner for 20 years and my dream is to run a marathon, but I have always been hesitant because I love running so much and never want to stop loving it or be unable to do it because of injury. The Ragnar race seems like a nice step to get to my dream (although having studied the race, now I am not sure it will be any easier.) Finally, and maybe more important than my own goals, is my desire to support Insulindependence in any way I can.
Runner 6: The Hammer
Ragnar is not just your average running race; Ragnar is the ultimate mental and physical challenge. Adding in a Ragnar to the 24/7 challenge that is diabetes, just throws you a different curve ball. The experiences I have had on a Ragnar course (some at 2 a.m.) have been some of the most rewarding. For those who choose to challenge themselves, Ragnar is a truly life changing experience. Life's too short not to challenge yourself everyday!
Runner 7: Scott A. Jozefowski
I am running Ragnar SoCal with Insulindependence to experience, once again, the great team that we are, and to gain insight into this disease from others, and realize that I am not alone. Testing my limits is something I try to do on a regular basis, and when this opportunity arose I put work and other commitments aside to join the team. Insulindependence is a great organization that inspires all of us with diabetes. Getting the word out is important. Just hope I get to run in some true 'sunny' So-Cal weather during this adventure.
Runner 8: Danielle Panetta
Most of the other runners I know look like runners when they run. They’re fit. They move quickly on their feet. They’re always on Facebook or Twitter posting all sorts of inspirational sayings like “7 minutes or 14 minutes, a mile is still a mile,” “The one who finishes last ran the same distance as everyone else,” “If you still look pretty afterwards, you didn’t do it right,” or “Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.” They don’t know it, but those were all written about me. On a typical day, I am a 14-minute mile, last-place, ugly-looking racer who never quits. So why do I keep doing it? I run to prove that diabetes never has the best of me. I run because finishing dead last feels a whole lot better than not getting off the couch. I run because I can. I run for the people who think they can’t.
Runner 9: Joanna Gerry
I love the idea of running with others who not only love running but love managing their diabetes to enable good healthy performance too! It is an art form for which only a fraction of diabetes patients are successful! To top it off, I will be turning 40 the day after we finish. Completing Ragnar with other type 1 runners the day before I turn 40 is something my pediatric endocrinologist never could have predicted 28 years ago in Denver!
Runner 10: Kate Eldean
I felt compelled to do something rewarding and significant in honor of my six-month anniversary of a diagnosis with type 1 diabetes. February 23, 2013 is an important marker on my journey towards the most active, healthy and fulfilling life I can live with a condition like T1D. I'm always up for an adventure and when I learned of the Ragnar Relay and the opportunity to run with eleven other T1D's with Insulindependence it immediately sparked an interest. It's also a privilege to give back to the work IN is doing in a small way by getting family and friends to join the revolution through fundraising efforts. I'm thrilled to be a part of a team, to share in the camaraderie, fun and the challenge to push my body to new heights.
Runner 11: Scott Berman
I luckily stumbled upon Insulindependence and as soon as I saw a Ragnar team forming I didn't have to think twice. I have always been an active individual and find it helps keep me healthy and my blood sugars in check. Now that I have discovered IN, I am looking forward to meeting other IN members and form a special sweaty bond that can only be achieved through Ragnar.
Runner 12: Sandra Merkow
I was diagnosed while I was training for my first Ironman. I was devastated! I have always been an athlete and have taken good care of myself physically and nutritionally. I lived in denial for a while. It wasn't until I decided that I wasn't going to let diabetes take control of my life, that diabetes became the best thing that has happened to me, it taught me to live my life! In 2007 my then 14 year old son, Kyle was diagnosed. It was at this point I knew I needed to do more! A fellow type 1 friend asked if I wanted to do Ragnar to raise money for Insulindependence, I didn't even hesitate! I've been training everyday and have met other type ones who have given me such great training advice! For the first time in my life I feel a sense of freedom from diabetes.
Van Driver: Rachel McCausland
As a T1 wanting to get involved with Insulindependence, I figured one of the best ways was to volunteer. Hopefully next year I'll be ready to run!
Van Driver: Katie Bringe
I am super duper excited to meet everyone and participate in Ragnar as a driver this time around. I can't wait until I can run next time!
Come out to support the team!
Start Location |
Huntington Beach State Park
22 Huntington St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Be there to send them on their way!

Start times |
12-Person team: 5:00 a.m.
6-Person Ultra team: 1:00 p.m.
Attend the San Diego Dawn Phenom |
The Ragnar athletes will run right by our monthly event at the usual location at La Jolla Shores Beach Park! Please join us in cheering on our runners in the midst of their 200 mile relay race, and for some great surf, breakfast, beach games and most of all great company! All ages, all athletic abilities, and all types (1s, 2s, and 3s) are welcome!

Event Webpage & Calendar & RSVP for event reminders here!

Estimated arrival at Shores for Ragnar athletes:
Scott just after 8:23 a.m.
Steve just after 10:58 a.m.
Welcome them at the finish!

Finish Location |
200 Marina Park Way
Embarcadero Marina Park South
San Diego, CA

Estimated Finish Times:
12-Person team: 2:28 p.m.*
6-Person Ultra Team: 3:50 p.m.*
*Note: Finishing times are subject to drastic change based on the teams' progress over 200 miles!