Kaysville, Utah ( October 29, 2013) Ragnar Relay Series, the nation?s largest overnight team endurance event series that features 21 races across the United States and Canada, today announced a new partnership with KT Tape, a global leader in kinesiology tape for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
The partnership will include KT Tape taping stations on the race course at 5 select events, product samples in the team race bags, Limited Edition Ragnar branded KT Tape Pro in the merchandize tent and at RagnarRelay.com, special offers in the virtual race bag, and ongoing presence throughout RagnarRelay.com.
"We couldn't be happier to welcome KT Tape to the Ragnar family. It's great to partner with an organization that produces products that benefit our runners and makes life more awesome," said Mike Hogan, Vice President of Partnerships, Ragnar Relay Series. "By the nature of our long-distance running relays, our athletes get sore and need some kind of support. KT Tape will be the perfect solution to this problem, providing runners with muscle support and pain relief to overcome the challenges of a Ragnar. And it comes with reflective printing to help keep our runners safe in the dark."
"With Ragnar Relay races covering approximately 200 miles and lasting more than 24 hours, treating and preventing injuries is essential to a successful race," said Jim Jenson, Chief Marketing Officer, KT Tape. "We are confident that the athletes will see a tremendous benefit using KT Tape in their training and races."
The company joins other Ragnar Relay Series national sponsors including PRO Compression, Petzl, Clif Bar, SweatVac, Monster Beverages, Nuun and Scott James Jewelers. To learn more about the Ragnar Relay Series, visit www.ragnarrelay.com
About Ragnar Events
Based in Utah, Ragnar Events, LLC is the largest overnight running relay series in the United States. Traversing inspiring and scenic destinations around the country, these events make testing your limits a team sport. In the Ragnar Relay Series, teams of 12 run a 200-mile relay over two days and one night; in Ragnar Trail Relay, teams of 8 run a 120-mile trail relay over the same time span. Participants connect in memorable relationships, conquer a challenge that could not be done alone and celebrate with medals and finish line festivities. Often called a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant, this unique relay turns out crazy costumes, inside jokes, close quarters and unforgettable stories. Begun as a single relay from Logan to Park City, UT in 2004 by college roommates, Dan Hill and Tanner Bell, now over 200,000 people have run in the Ragnar Relay Series, which boasts 21 races, including Canada, and is growing every year.
About KT Tape
KT Tape is an elastic sports tape used by everyday athletes to provide pain relief and support for hundreds of common injuries. Think of KT Tape as a flexible version of a brace or traditional athletic tape, kind of like an adhesive ace bandage. It supports sore muscles & joints without the bulk or limiting the body's natural movement. It is lightweight, 100% natural, and comfortable to wear so it won't slow you down. Developed by Utah-based Lumos Inc., KT Tape is the only consumer brand of kinesiology tape widely available at over 25,000 locations in the US & Canada and each box includes instructions showing how to apply. KT Tape is officially endorsed by Kerri Walsh, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.