VAN #1 Runners
Runner #1
Spencer Sunde


Ragnar Experience: Spencer makes his 6th DC Ragnar appearance and ran Ragnar Trails with Ian and Rodney in 2015.
Connection to the Team: Ian and Spencer are immortalized on the Liberty Tap Room wall together, and he was briefly Craig's landlord.
Random Fact: Spencer is to a Ragnar van what Julie the cruise director was to the Love Boat.
Runner #2
Tracy Gruin


Ragnar Experience: Tracy will be making her 4th appearance for our team this year.
Connection to the Team: Tracy works with Karis and is part of a healthy list of Twin Valley alumni. She's also married to Rodney.
Random Fact: Tracy's rapper name is Tra-Tra. She is way ghetto.
Runner #3
Paul Foley


Ragnar Experience: Paul is running his 2nd consecutive Ragnar, having conquered Belt Buckle Hill in 2016.
Connection to the Team: Paul comes to us via recruiting heavyweight Dr Dana.
Random Fact: In addition to being one of our best runners, Paul's real value is measured in terms of the official Ragnar currency... aka, jerky.
Runner #4
Dana Murray


Ragnar Experience: Dana was on our first ever Ragnar team and is making her 5th appearance in DC.
Connection to the Team: Dana is friends with Karis and Ian via Karis' cousin.
Random Fact: The single question most likely to get the most different answers on this year's team: What kind of doctor is Dr Dana?
Runner #5
MaiVy Alexander


Ragnar Experience: MaiVy ran her first Ragnar in the middle of a hurricane and will be making her 2nd appearance this year.
Connection to the Team: MaiVy is part of the long list of Dr Dana recruits.
Random Fact: MaiVy is a part of a long list of Ragnar couples on our team, and is married to TJ. They'll have four Ragnars in the family after this race!
Runner #6
Rodney Gruin


Ragnar Experience: This will be Rodney's 4th Ragnar DC. He also ran a Ragnar Trails with Ian and Spencer.
Connection to the Team: He is married to Tra-Tra and therefore another indirect recruit of Karis.
Random Fact: Who let the dogs out?? Yup, this mild tempered dad is known by one name on his runs: Rod-Dog.
VAN #2 Runners
Runner #7
Rob Dailey


Ragnar Experience: Rob is running in his 2nd Ragnar, after having run Leg 6 in the hurricane Ragnar of 2015.
Connection to the Team: Rob is friends with TJ, TJ is married to MaiVy, MaiVy is friends with Dr Dana. Simple enough?
Random Fact: Rob wins 2017's Best Recruiter award. With downsizing on the horizon, Rob not only hopped on the team, but recruited 3 of this year's runners to save our bacon.
Runner #8
Ryan Casey


Ragnar Experience: Ryan will be making his Ragnar debut as a member of Van 2 this year.
Connection to the Team: Ryan is buddies with Rob, our star recruiter this year.
Random Fact: Ryan is a triathlete and training partners with another Ragnar newbie Bjorn.
Runner #9
Ian Gendreau


Ragnar Experience: Ian is an original member and will be running his 10th Ragnar Relay: 8 DCs, a PA and a WV Trail.
Connection to the Team: He walked over to Kristin and HP's workstation and said "So I read something about this relay race..." The rest is history.
Random Fact: Ian is the coolest dude ever, and also the only person capable of editing this portion of the web site.
Runner #10
Karis Gendreau


Ragnar Experience: Karis is running her 6th DC and has also run a PA Ragnar.
Connection to the Team: Karis is married to Ian and was the "alternate" for the original team in case of injury. Alternate no more.
Random Fact: Karis will carry change in her pocket to scare off any wild animals. "It's mating season you know!"
Runner #11
Katie Barrett


Ragnar Experience: Katie will be making her Ragnar debut this year.
Connection to the Team: Katie is a friend of Rob's, one of three Ragnar newbies Rob has brought to the team this year.
Random Fact: Katie is a former college cross country runner at St Joe's University. Go Hawks!
Runner #12
Bjorn Blackburn


Ragnar Experience: Bjorn will be one of 3 newbies running their first Ragnar this year.
Connection to the Team: Bjorn is friends with Rob and training partners with Ryan.
Random Fact: That triathlon training partner of Ryan's we mentioned? Yup, this is the guy.