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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Dec 25, 2019

Patty tells her story about why she enjoys running and living an active lifestyle! She turns the interview around to James and Rich and talks about funny stories seen at the different races. This is the Ragnar Life...lets do this!

Dec 17, 2019

Kat experienced her first Ragnar race at Wasatch Back in Utah in June of 2017 and fell in love with the race before it was even over. She now has done multiple races and loves both the adventure and friendships that have come from participating on teams where she did not know anyone going into the race. Kat loves to have a great time while getting a little exercise at the same time all while making new friends and experiences. She completed 12 Ragnar Races to get the Immortal medal in 2019. Let's do this!

Oct 23, 2019

David Willey, past editor-in-chief of 14 years for Runners World, and present podcast host of the Hive Life Podcast, sits down at the Spartan Media Fest to talk running. David shares where he got his love for running as well as his experiences covering so many types of runners. Even though he had not ran a Ragnar Race to date, David is all in to run it! Let's do this!

Oct 2, 2019
The Ragnar Life Podcast crew was invited to attend the Spartan Media Fest happening in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. We had the pleasure to bring in Patrick Sweeney, a Full-Time Adventurer to talk about embracing fear and the parallels to facing the challenges presented to each individual participating in a Ragnar  Relay Race. Patricks goal is to use his story of overcoming Leukemia to motivate and inspire others to chase adventure! Le's do this!
Sep 11, 2019

If you have ever run a Ragnar race, chances are you have heard or seen Steve Soelberg! He has both ran and announced for many of the Ragnar road and trail races. Steve shares a lot of really cool stories of what makes this race and experience so special for so many. Let's do this!

Aug 21, 2019

One of the coolest things about a Ragnar Relay Race is all the amazing people that take part in the course! In this episode, Andre Kajlich, a racer, trailblazer, and public speaker talks all about how he has used his very positive attitude to overcome significant personal obstacles in his life. His story is amazing and you will be inspired by his story. 

Aug 7, 2019

The podcast is back with a new cohost. Rich Nicholes is a great new cohost of the podcast with his experience of both a runner of and DJ for the Ragnar Relay Race. It is hard not to want to go out and run this race after listening to this conversation! This truly is a Ragnar Life!