The Ragnar Life Podcast

It only took one time of running a Ragnar Race to be hooked for life! James Van Prooyen has traveled all over the world to participate in this race series. What he found is a passionate and supportive community of runners of all skill levels and backgrounds. In this show, James and his Guest Co-hosts, welcome guest to share their unique and personal Ragnar and running related stories with the rest of the world!
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Apr 12, 2017

Get ready to hear a story of inspiration! During her birth, Lupe had her left hip pulled out of socket undetected until a year after. This hindered her from even being able to walk when she was young. She was told from a young age that she wouldn't be able to ever run. Three years ago she decided that it was time to push herself and to not listen to those who said she couldn't. A friend encouraged her to start slow and build up. It was around this time that she heard about a Ragnar race. She is now hooked! Let's do this!



Apr 4, 2017

A common theme among most participants of a Ragnar Relay race is that of initial wondering what they got themselves into. That is quickly replaced by the experience of the team and this great community. KelleyAnn shares how she was introduced to doing a Ragnar race, and then how she loves to get the chance to do as many as she can that fits with her busy schedule. We had a great time talking about how much fun this is to enjoy the Ragnar Life! Lets do this!

Mar 21, 2017

Prepare to be inspired! This is the first team interview done for the Ragnar Life Podcast. It was the perfect team to be the first! When Rik Akey came on the podcast he mentioned after the interview that they had a current team that would be fun to have a chance to talk to at the upcoming race. We thought it was a great idea and scheduled the time after the race to sit down with the team and record an episode. What a great conversation we all had. But most of it happened to not get recorded properly. So we did it live and recorded it a few days later. Your not going to want to miss this! Let's do this!

Mar 15, 2017

One big reason this race is so addicting to us is the friendships that are made in such a short time! This was a fun conversation about how the team that Rafael Calderon and James Van Prooyen were a part of at the first Hawaii road Ragnar race, came together and had a memorable time! Your going to laugh and be inspired at the same time! Let's do this!

Mar 7, 2017

Sam ran his first Ragnar race this past December at the Florida Trail at the Alifia State  Park! He ran with other veterans and Team RWB members! What he took away was a great time running and a great sense of community! He is looking forward to a chance to run another one! Sam is interested in also checking out one of the Ragnar Road races! Lets do this!



Feb 28, 2017

Sarah shares how she first started running to lose some extra weight in her college years! She enjoys it as it helps reduce life stress! Even though she didn't know what to expect when approached to run the Washington D.C. Ragnar race, she fell in love with this community! Sarah has been a captain several times and gives some tips for anyone who might be one for their team! Lets do this!



Feb 22, 2017

It took just one Ragnar race for Tim to fall in love with the community! He ran his first and only race in the fall of 2016 at the first Ragnar race in Michigan! It just so happen to be that his team had several runners back out last second! He was up to the challenge! Lets do this!



Feb 14, 2017

Tiffany is one of those people that is just so much fun! She is someone that loves to not only run, but be a part of a group of people that enjoy themselves! You will see why we have enjoyed getting to know her! Lets do this!

Feb 8, 2017

In this episode, James and Stacy bring Tim Cumberworth into the Ragnar Life community! Tim spent time in the Army and has enjoyed running as well as track in High School! He ran his first Ragnar race in Illinois and immediately fell in love with the community! He now wants to run them all! Let's do this!



Jan 31, 2017

In this episode, James and Stacy get to have a conversation with a friend that was formed out of this community! Addy is such a great person and she loves what this race is about! You're not going to want to miss it! Let's do this!



Jan 25, 2017

In this episode, James and Stacy learn from Edmund about how he fell in love with running after his time as a Marine! He explains how he loves the challenge as well as the chance to run with this type of community! Edmund has enjoyed all the new people he has met along the way! Let's do this!


Jan 17, 2017

In this episode, James and Stacy bring in another great person who got into running later in life! Rik brings great passion and is the second person to come into the Ragnar Life community from the documentary: From Fat To Finish Line! This is a documentary that was filmed on location at the Florida Keys Race! You will love this interview! Let's do this!




Jan 10, 2017

In this episode, James and Stacy got to know about Annemarie and how she got started on her first Ragnar Team! She has since done 15 races all total! She moved to Nashville, Tennessee a few years ago from Utah for her job in music education! She previously resided in Utah which is the home of the Ragnar! Let's do this!


Jan 3, 2017

In this episode, James and Stacy get to know Simon who is an Army veteran that graduated from West Point! He was invited to his first Ragnar at the 10 year anniversary of the Utah race, where this relay was founded! Prepare to get motivated! Let's do this!