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Ragnar Trail Relay – Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

For the third consecutive year Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort has been the host to a Ragnar Trail Relay.   Last year’s event drew 1,600 runners and this year’s event brought 2,800+.  These images and the video were from yesterday, and the weather changed overnight, so today weather wasn’t what was hoped for.

Ragnar Trail Relay - Zion

The Ragnar event center situated at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Ragnar event coordinators indicated that this was the largest trail running event they have hosted.   View this video the shows runners, interviews with participants, and scenes of the entire event.

This event started yesterday morning (Friday – April 25) and concludes this afternoon.  Zion Ponderosa offers six different lodging options which were all filled, and a large part of the main resort area was a tent city for the past couple of days.

Ragnar

A view across the pool toward the tent city and main Ragnar event area.

This Ragnar Trail Relay on the border of Zion National Park has been a great success, and participants seem to have enjoyed their experience in 2014.

Ragnar Trail Relay

A team of runners poses during the Ragnar Trail Relay event at Zion.

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Ragnar at Zion – April 26-27, 2013

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Ragnar is coming again to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort this April 26-27.   For those of you who know what Ragnar is, then you’ll be excited to participate at such a grand location.  For those who don’t know what a Ragnar Trail Relay is, here’s a brief synopsis.

 

Ragnar Trail Relay

Teams of either four or eight people will run relay style on dirt trails through the woods and past scenic canyons on the property of Zion Ponderosa.  This  race covers 120 miles and the average race time is 20 hours.  This particular Ragnar Trail Relay will begin in staggered starts between 2 pm and 7 pm on Friday evening.  Competitors will run throughout the night under a canopy of stars as brilliant as you might see anywhere.

 

Ragnar Trail

As other team members are running their portion of the relay, the rest of the crowd will be cheering them on, enjoying the night around bonfires, and participating in the festive atmosphere.  Teams will finish their races sometime between  mid-morning and mid-afternoon on Saturday.

 

Ragnar Trail Relay at Zion

Most participants will bring tents and will spread out across the vast meadows and open spaces at Zion Ponderosa.  With over 4,000 acres of land, there is plenty of space.   Learn more about The Ragnar Trail Relay at Zion in 2013.

About Zion Ponderosa services.

- Six different lodging types
- A vast array of activities
- Excellent dining services

Photos in this blog provided by photographer – Jason Lanier.