200-mile relay race winds through Wareham

May 12, 2017
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Paul Zeger slaps a bracelet on teammate Elizabeth Walker at a relay checkpoint at St. Patrick's on High Street. The New Jersey residents participated in the 200-mile, non-stop relay race called Ragnar that wound through Wareham on Friday.

Runners participating in a 200-mile, overnight relay race from Hull to Provincetown hit Wareham streets on Friday.

The event, known as Reebok Ragnar Cape Cod, features teams of 12 people who run for anywhere between 15 to 33 miles at a stretch. Each group is supported by two vans, which are driven by team members. The event is nonstop as teams race day and night, swapping out runners at different checkpoints.

In Wareham, the route took runners down High Street, across the Narrows to Minot Avenue and through downtown Onset before they hit Bourne.

St. Patrick's Church on High Street served as one of the checkpoints. Teams cheered on as runners arrived and tagged in others to complete the next leg of the race.

Josh Feingold and other members of the Plymouth North High School track team volunteered at the checkpoint, directing runners to St. Patrick's. He said it was his first time participating in a Ragnar event.

"This is just a great race," he said. "And we have a beautiful day for it."

For more information on Ragnar, click here.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Andrea Smith | May 12, 2017 17:36

Does anyone know what route the runners follow through Wareham in order to connect to High Street?

Posted by: Matthew Bernat | May 12, 2017 17:41

Hi Andrea, The map on the Ragnar website is not very accurate. At some points, it appears the runners are going through yards and woods, so I listed the route in a broad sense. Wish I could have been more helpful.

Posted by: Andrea Smith | May 12, 2017 18:12

Thanks Matthew, given the traffic congestion in the area, who knows, maybe the easiest access for the runners is through yards and woods!

Posted by: cranapple | May 13, 2017 06:46

Hahaa. Refreshing article.

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