February 23, 2020

Tanner Bell, Ragnar Relay Co-Founder, wants your race to be an experience to remember

The year was 2004, and an overnight running relay race with less than 300 participants was getting underway in Utah. […]

February 1, 2020

So You’ve Decided to Run Ragnar. Here’s What to Do Next.

2020 is Your Year to Run Ragnar!(Here’s What You Need to Know. It’s Going to be Amazing!) MRG has taken part in […]

January 31, 2020

Benchmark races, running as therapy + this year’s Gazelle Girl races in Grand Rapids

“If there ever was a time or an opportunity where I get to speak to the truth of what Gazelle […]

December 7, 2019

What it takes to shift our mindset and experience wellness breakthroughs

“This year has been a huge year of mental transformation.”  Heather Quinlan, who penned Happy Pace Diaries for the MRG […]

November 10, 2019

Iceman Runneth Challenge: 31 miles of mud, hills, friends and Oreos

By Ali LopezMRG Contributor Each November, the Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge brings thousands of mountain bikers to northern Michigan. The […]

September 19, 2019

My (super-tough, amazing, life-changing) IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City

My long-awaited IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City race recap is here! (Thank you for your patience—and for asking me to share […]

September 5, 2019

Marquette Trail 50: Challenging Climbs, Picturesque Peaks, Lake Superior Luciousness

By Ali LopezMRG Contributor As some of you know, I finished my first 50-mile trail run back in June and […]

September 4, 2019

‘Epic year of racing’ leads to even bigger goals in 2019 for newer runner Beth Nykerk

For Beth Nykerk, a second grade teacher in Holland, Mich., the idea of setting a new goal after completing her […]

August 24, 2019

Getting Real about IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City + Reflecting on an Amazing Summer

Just two more sleeps until IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City! After months of training and preparing (and juggling lots of life […]

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