JDRF recently announced it will be the official charity partner of Ragnar, the largest running relay series in the world, for all of their U.S. events. This partnership begins as both organizations aim to virtually connect people through the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and will expand further when Ragnar hosts in-person events in the future.
Ragnar regularly organizes team-based, athletic, outdoor adventure events, in particular its long-distance relays. Charities have been a part of Ragnar since the very beginning and participants have been helping raise more than $1 million annually for the charities and communities their courses run through.
In response to social distancing orders, Ragnar has transitioned to virtual events where participants choose an athletic challenge and team members. Through this new partnership, members of the Ragnar community will now be able to fundraise on behalf of JDRF as part of their virtual experience. Ragnar and JDRF will kick off the partnership with a virtual athletic experience in June to support JDRF’s ongoing efforts to create a world without T1D.
“We have been involved with JDRF for years, and it has been inspiring to see their relentless pursuit of one goal—a world without type 1 diabetes,” said Tanner Bell, CEO of Ragnar Races. “At Ragnar, we focus on creating experiences that teams can conquer together. We believe that by joining the power of the Ragnar Nation with the passion and resources of JDRF, we can make a dramatic impact in the fight against T1D. I invite each Ragnarian to take up the charge and fight T1D in your own way. We will overcome T1D, together.”
Until in-person events can resume, learn how you can stay connected through upcoming virtual experiences, by visiting: http://ow.ly/yhRQ30qxQUG.
To view the entire press release on the JDRF and Ragnar Partnership, please visit: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jdrf-partners-with-ragnar-to-launch-virtual-events-supporting-the-t1d-community-301041256.html