Greg McFall (pictured below) training for Ragnar Relay.
Suunto is gearing up to dole out gear to worthy Ragnar Relay participants! Suunto is the official training and timing sponsor of all Ragnar Relays throughout the country this year. In addition to partnering with one of the most exciting 24 hours races in the country, Suunto is throwing down t3d watches to one deserving team in each community. Ragnar Relay went looking for teams' individual motivating or inspiring stories leading up to the race. The contest is called "My Story." Teams send in an inspiring story about themselves or one of their athletes, and Suunto and Ragnar choose one for each race. Each member from the winning team will receive a Suunto t3d training watch.
The Southern California race is coming up this weekend, April 23-24th. Greg McFall and his team "Witness the Fitness" are the lucky winners. McFall, the California Teacher of the Year in 2008, wrote a great story of how he got his students involved in helping him get back in shape. They formed a program to improve his fitness as he trained for the Ragnar Relay, and raise money for his school's music program. McFall created an interactive website for kids to be able to track his progress. This idea later expanded and incorporated donations for instruments for the school's music program.
The Ragnar Relay is experiencing dramatic growth this season. With 100% growth and entrants of more than 40,000 people participating in the 12 person 24 hour relay, it will be an exciting and challenging race to follow.
Congratulations to Greg and his team! Good luck this weekend and we'll be cheering you on!