NASHVILLE – Ragnar Relay Series, the nation’s top provider of overnight, running relay races, and Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY), a well-being improvement company, today announced the first race of its kind in the Southeast: Ragnar Relay Tennessee presented by Healthways. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The race will begin at 7 a.m. on Nov. 5 in Chattanooga and end 185 miles away on Nov. 6 in downtown Nashville.
“The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is delighted to partner with Healthways for the Ragnar Relay,” said Dr. Jonathan Gitlin, M.D., physician-in-chief, Monroe Carrel Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. “This is a terrific, fun-filled event and all for a most worthy cause.”
The popularity of overnight relay races has grown exponentially as endurance enthusiasts have embraced the exciting team concept, non-existent in other running events. Healthways is partnering with Ragnar Relay Series to bring this exciting form of running to Tennessee in an effort to encourage community well-being in a state currently ranked 42nd in overall well-being by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index(R) (WBI).