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A Colossal Race For The Cure Took Place In Utah This Weekend

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Up in the Utah Mountains, an amazing event happened during the weekend. 13,000 runners were divided into groups of 6 or 12 members making 1,050 teams. The individual teams ran for their specific causes but in general, the race is for the benefit of American Cancer Society.

The Ragnar race, now on its 7th year, together with the Wasatch Back Relay became the largest relay race all over the world. This season, it added 400 teams to the state event.

This unique event was originally planned as a solo event. The relay series began at 5 AM Friday morning and ended on Saturday, brought the team concept of running. The course starts in Logan and runs 188 miles long. It makes its way through the Wasatch Mountains and ends in Canyon Resort Park City, Utah.

The distance is divided in three legs per team member who is expected to run 5 miles before they hand off to a teammate. After the runners have covered the 5 mile stretch, they are given several hours of rest before they start another 5 mile run. It could be difficult at some point with the elevations so the 5 mile stretch seems longer than the actual.

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