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Ragnar Relay Adirondacks 2016 Is Here!

It’s 5:00am and we couldn’t be more excited – after a full day of travel we’re here and ready to take on Ragnar Relay Adirondacks 2016!

Once again we have four full teams of 12 vegan runners a piece, plus some badass van drivers and some amazing sponsors! You can see the full list on our Sponsors page – a quick shout out those who put up some cash:

  • Little Anthony’s, a badass pizza joint in Albany, NY
  • Louisville Vegan Jerky Company – delicious vegan jerky that’s distributed around the world!
  • Our Hen House, an awesome vegan podcast & website
  • Sweet Earth Natural Foods who has some incredible vegan burgers & prepared foods
  • Vegan Outdoor Adventures who takes the work out of guessing whether outdoor products are vegan!

We’re also thrilled to raise money this time around for the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a group that rescues farmed animals, ignites social change to end their exploitation, and champions vegan living.

Here’s our superstar list of runners, featuring a number of returning and also several new runners! Welcome, friends!

A Team 

1 – Peter Nussbaum
2 – Alan Dumond
3 – Jason Elliot Mintz
4 – Laura Kline (captain)
5 – Mike Welden
6 – Ellie Pell
7 – Dana Portnoy (co-captain)
8 – Aaron Zel
9 – Stacy Silver Cameron
10 – Ian Sherlock
11 – Jason Young
12 – Jeremy Dunbar

 

B Team

1 – Britt LoSacco
2 – Marie Gryszowka
3 – Joel Capolongo (captain)
4 – Scott Barras
5 – Jessica Carroll
6 – Trish Keenan Novelli
7 – Kathleen Paice Froio
8 – Matt Malmquist
9 – Michael Harren (co-captain)
10 – Brian G Smith
11 – Danielle Legg
12 – Lauren Harper 

C Team

1 – Nate DeMontigny
2 – Christine LaDuca
3 – Jeannine Osuna
4 – Molly Glenn
5 – Evan O’Brien
6 – Rachel Atcheson
7 – Casey Johnston
8 – Erin Jaskiewicz
9 – Brian Hahn
10 – Jessica Ryle (co-captain)
11 – Shawna Rae
12 – Zach DeTine

 

D Team

1 – Carrie Hineline (co-captain)
2 – Lauren Lapierre
3 – Jon Hero
4 – Alex Shopov
5 – Emily O’Donnell
6 – Jay Phillips
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8 – Sean Scott (captain)
9 – Rachel Wellner
10 – Samuel Hartman
11 – Rebecca “The Shark” Wellner
12 – Peter Guarino

In addition, we had some last minute changes to the rosters with Melissa Centoni & Kaitlin Long not being able to run, and we’ll definitely miss them on the road!

Our incredible van drivers include Melissa, Kendra Murphy, Justin Moletto-Zimmer, Chris Cooney (who stepped up at the last minute!) and Joe Stawairz.

See you out there!

Pictured: travel pics from all our amazing runners!

About Sam H.

Sam identifies as a weightlifter, not a runner, but can still bust out a 5k every now and then. Vegan for over a decade, he enjoys showing people how delicious vegan pizza is and listening to extreme metal.

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