Sponsor: Berben and Wolff’s

Berben and Wolff’s have been a sponsor before and we are super appreciative of their willingness to rejoin us for this Ragnar. With the huge success of their Albany location, they have recently opened a second in Troy, NY. These guys are doing the vegan thing right and stand behind all their products, which can be found all over the upstate NY area. For a little more on B&W I snatched this info from their website: “From simpler beginnings as vegan food manufacturers and distributors, Joey Berben and Max Wolff have been dedicated to bringing creative and delicious vegan options […]

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Sponsor: Burrito Burrito

As if one burrito wasn’t enough (it never is), our next sponsor had to up the ante and open a business called “Burrito Burrito!” That’s not just a name, it’s a monstrous culinary invention. So, what is it? The burrito burrito is an extra stuffed burrito wrapped in a cheddar quesadilla! Ya, wrap you brain (and mouth) around that one!! They aren’t just about the burritos though (blasphemy) but they’ve got all sorts of your fave tex-mex grub! Located in the Quackenbush building at 333 Broadway in Troy, NY the fine folks at Burrito Burrito create tacos, burritos, empanadas and […]

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Sponsor: Vegan Outfitters

Recently opened in Troy, NY the Vegan Outfitters is upstate New York’s first 100% vegan clothing store. Susan and Jed Civic, the owners of Vegan Outfitters saw a need for a something like this and just went for it. You can find vegan food just about everywhere nowaday but it’s extremely rare to find a shop that you can go into and know that every item is vegan and cruelty free. Per their website: “At The Vegan Outfitter, we have already done the research and made sure that each and every item we carry is vegan. Many of them are […]

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Sponsor: J. Bar

Living here on Cape Cod can be extremely difficult as vegan. As you can imagine, we have a plethora of seafood places, burger joints and everything else. The options are getting better and better but we lack true vegan restaurants. Sure, we’ve got a veggie place in Hyannis but it’s not strictly vegan. So when spring comes, it’s nice to know Erin and J. Bar will be opening up for the season down in Harwich Port. As mentioned on their website, “J. Bar starts with the finest, freshest pesticide-free ingredients available. We then prepare each item using methods which ensure […]

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Race Roundup: Late August 2019

We lengthened this post out a bit; you must all be busy training for something and not running a bunch of races??? With that said, as usual, Jaclyn Shockey is in on another roundup! Jaclyn has been doing the “Valley’s Fastest Man/Woman Series Race” over the past few weeks and has put up some amazing results and times. In her words, “And that’s a wrap! The final mile of the Wyoming Valley Striders fastest mile series was this evening, the dreaded Giant’s Despair Hill Climb. 2nd overall female tonight & finished 2nd overall female for the series, 1st for masters, […]

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Sponsor: Outdoor Herbivore

Continuing on with our sponsors for Reach The Beach, Jess had the opportunity to ask our friends at Outdoor Herbivore some questions about them and their business. If you don’t already know, they are the go to for off the grid adventures. Whether you are camping, day hiking or whatever their prepared meals will keep you going!! Just ask Robbie Balenger, his transcon run was fueled by Outdoor Herbivore, amongst others! Please make sure you show some love to Outdoor Herbivore and all of our amazing sponsors! Describe your business in a few sentences. Outdoor Herbivore is the healthier alternative […]

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Sponsor: I Heart Keenwah

Running Ragnar events don’t happen without the help of our sponsors. With each one of these posts, it’s our hope you get to know the awesome companies that support us and make it possible to represent veganism the way that we do. Whether it’s a title sponsor, mid-level or even in-kind sponsors they all play a part in making us successful. We put together a few questions to ask each sponsor. I’d like to take a moment to thank I HEART KEENWAH for being an in-kind sponsor and supplying our team with yummy treats to keep us going. I’ve been […]

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Race Roundup: Early August 2019

While there might not be a ton of races and activity to report for this week, these two are absolute beasts in and of themselves! Week after week you see teammates running 5k’s, 10k’s upward to 50k’s and 100k’s; you all can’t be stopped and this week we got two ladies that are mile eaters, preferring races that most of us balk at. That said… On the 10th Marie Gryszowka took on the Sweltering Summer Ultra put on by the fine folks that brought us the Vegan Power 25k/50k, the BURCS. Per their website, “Come experience summer in Pittsfield and […]

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Race Roundup: Is it August already?

Holy moly is it really August? Are we really only a wee bit over a month until Ragnar?? Where did summah go (I’m an east coast guy, gimme a break)?? I’d say this week was slow but these two are not slow at all! Here’s this weeks roundup!! It seems each week Jaclyn Shockey is in the roundup and, per usual, she’s placing at a race! Jaclyn raced the The 9th Annual Valley Day Races in Conyngham, PA. She said it was “perfect weather for racing! The last time I ran this race was several years ago, & I think this […]

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Race Roundup: Late July 2019

Ugh, my apologies for not getting this done sooner. If you’ve been watching the news over the past week, you heard that Cape Cod got it first tornado in years. I work for the cable company and it’s been all hands on deck for days and days now, so time is very limited. That said, I can’t contain the awesomeness that is SHVP for much longer, plus we got some cool stuff that has happened with our runners. Here it goes… On July 20th (into the 21st) Jason Mintz and Anna Walsdorff took on the Candlelight 12 Hour Overnight Ultra […]

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