Ragnar Relay 2016

Author: Emily Hess, LHG, RG Published: July 19, 2016

We here at MFA are familiar with the race against time. Every week, we come together as a team to produce quality designs, reports, and action plans on time and on budget. However, this weekend some MFA’ers worked overtime to race to the finish of the Ragnar Northwest Passage Relay. Competing as team “Must Finish Alive,” we ran over mountains and through woods, zig-zagging our way from Blaine to Whidbey Island, WA. We finished proudly as a team, crossing the finish to cheers and beers in under 30 hours.


I can enthusiastically say I had a blast of a time cheering on my co-workers, and I felt so encouraged during my own legs. We bonded in ways only possible after 30 hours in a van together, and it will be an experience I won’t soon forget. Thanks to MFA for supporting our team and thanks to my teammates for being a fantastic support group inside and outside of the office.

Here’s a breakdown by the numbers:IMG_2422

12 Runners

2 Vans

38 Chocolate Milks

200(ish) Miles

9452 Feet in Elevation Gain

29 hours 50 minutes and 50 seconds

24 sore quads

1 Team


Team at finish_horizontal