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Ragnar Gear Is Here!

Attention, Ragnarians! Now you can get our awesome SweatVac headwear with your favorite race’s impeccable style! The first option: the winter beanie featuring a fully dye sublimated, high visibility, high definition, Ragnar shield on an orange diamond textured background. It’s machine washable, lightweight, streamlined, and most importantly: it’s warm. But not too warm. The next … Continued

The Perfect Ride Kit

What’s in your ride kit? Everyone has several things they take with them on EVERY ride they ever take. Every time. Before each ride, you have to make sure you have everything because it would be a disaster to be 50 miles from home realizing you don’t have something you need. Well, our solution is … Continued

The 6 People On Every Ragnar Team

The Point Guard This is your team captain. They’ve got everything handled. Registration, van rentals, drivers, volunteers, custom team gear, etc. If it’s needed, they’ve got it organized. You can always count on them to stay on the ball.   The Enforcer Does the team captain need help keeping everyone in line? Chasing down that … Continued

SweatVac Guest Product Review: Race Hat with VBurst

Check out this guest review of our SweatVac Race Hat with VBurst by guest Blogger, Mike Rigelsky from Ohio: I have never been one to wear hats when I run; instead I started wearing headbands because I sweat a lot. However, I only did this for races, not for training. With this year’s spring rains, … Continued

5 Tips to Grow Your Race

We talk with Race Directors like you day in and day out. And not just about race shirts. Everything is a learning experience – from marketing your event to what vendors to use. So here’s what we’ve learned is the best way to grow a race with a lower budget: Social media is king. It … Continued

Are You Getting Your Ragnar Gear?

You’ve got your team. You’ve finalized your transportation. You’ve got a solid handle on training. At least we hope! The next thing to consider is what you and your team plan on wearing when you conquer the Ragnar Relay. The world is your oyster: you can do costumes, custom performance gear, color themes, or your … Continued

Why Do Races Give Participant Shirts?

We hear many answers to this pivotal question. We always ask race directors when we start working with them. It’s a wide range, but here are our most popular answers by far: “The participants expect it!” “We’ve always done one.” “It’s great marketing for our race.” “I don’t know, I’ve never really thought about it.” … Continued

We’re Always Asked: Can I Use Dye Sublimation?

We are always asked if a person’s image can work with our dye sublimation process. Well, we are here to answer your questions about dye sublimation. Here are the most common: Are there too many colors for dye sublimation? No, we can dye sublimate anything you’d be able to see on a computer screen. Is … Continued

Nighttime Workouts

Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice here in the northern hemisphere, and that means it’s the shortest day of the year. For us here in Chicago, sunrise is at 7:15am and sunset is basically noon. Not really, it’s 4:22pm, but you can understand why we feel that way. That gives us 9 hours and 7 minutes … Continued

Surviving the Winter on your Bike

Just like we talked about last week with winter running, cycling in the cold comes with its own set of unique challenges. Not only do you have to keep yourself warm, but you have to keep your bike in working order as well as staying safe on the road. Let’s start with keeping yourself warm: … Continued