Ragnar Trail Relays presented by Salomon, the latest overnight team relay running experience from Ragnar Events, announced its first event in the state of Georgia – the new Ragnar Trail Atlanta, April 4-5, 2014.
Participants will take turns running along three different trails throughout the scenic park, which features more than 15 miles of trails. While one member of the team runs, the other seven members will be setting up camp at the Ragnar Village. Here, they'll enjoy food, music and campfires while cheering on their teammates.
Ragnar Trail Atlanta has partnered with the non-profit Atlanta Track Club to launch the new event. Atlanta Track Club, whose mission is to inspire and engage the community to achieve health and fitness through running, will receive both financial and in-kind support for its Kilometer Kids youth running initiative from Ragnar.
Through the partnership, Ragnar will donate $100 to Kilometer Kids on behalf of each team that registers for the April event with an Atlanta Track Club promotional code. Kilometer Kids youth running program is designed to get kids ages 7 to 12 active and healthy. Launched in 2007 with one location and 38 kids, today the program impacts more than 5,000 young people at various schools, Boys and Girls Club's and YMCAs throughout metro Atlanta and beyond.
“When we first learned about Ragnar's interest in bringing their trail series event to Atlanta, we jumped at the opportunity,” said Sue Payne, interim executive director at Atlanta Track Club. “Both organizations share similar passions to inspire people to be healthy and fit, and we are grateful for their philanthropic support that will allow so many children throughout metro Atlanta to become more active through Kilometer Kids.”