Ragnar brings record crowds to Utah for 10th anniversary; beware of potential high traffic areas

Kaysville, Utah – Ragnar Relay Series and its original Ragnar Wasatch Back event is expected to bring some 17,500 runners to the region for

its first three- ‐day, two- ‐race event in the company’s history.

Teams will begin the overnight experience starting Thursday, June 20 and running through Friday, June 21. Additional teams will also start on Friday, June 21 and run through Saturday, June 22 from Logan to Park

City.

Along the way, organizers caution local residents that some areas could see potential high traffic areas. In Cache County and specifically in the Logan, River Heights, Providence, Millville, Nibley and Hyrum communities, areas identified by organizers include:

• 800 E., 600 E. Paradise (Avon)

• I- ‐89

• Canyon Road

• 400 E. (River Heights)

• 100 W. (Providence)

• Main St. (Nibley)

• 800 E., Main 200 E. (Hyrum)

• 300 W., 9300 S., (Paradise)

• SR- ‐165 (Avon)

These areas anticipate the highest levels of traffic between 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, and from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on  Friday, June 21. Race officials have also set up a community hotline to answer and address any concerns from citizens. They can be reached at 661- ‐RAGNAR- ‐9.

“We realize our races has become so popular that in many areas of the community we will have very high traffic levels, so we are working as closely as possible with local officials to alleviate concerns,” said Tanner Bell, co- ‐founder of Ragnar Relay Series. “It’s our hope that this week is

a celebration of all things Ragnar Relay has meant to Utah and an opportunity to showcase our amazing state.”

The 10th annual Ragnar Wasatch Back run will take place June 20- ‐21 and June 21- ‐22 from Logan to Park City. For more information about the Wasatch Back 10th Anniversary event visit: http://ragnarrelay.com/race/wasatchback.

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