Barrie, ON (March 29, 2019) – Ragnar, the largest series of overnight trail and road running relays in the United States, has officially announced a partnership with Ontario-based MultiSport Canada for its Niagara Road (May 31st – June 1st) and Ontario Trail (Aug 24th & 25th) events. Ragnar events will be conducted in Eastern Canada under a license agreement between Utah-based Ragnar Events, LLC and Ontario-based MultiSport Canada Productions Inc.

MultiSport Canada President Jason Vurma remarked on how both Ragnar events will combine the strengths of two very like-minded companies, “We found a great deal of common ground with Ragnar as we know how hard their team works to create unique and unreplicateable customer-focused experiences. We also know that Ragnar sets an industry benchmarks for detail and professionalism”. Vurma also stated that “Our team has produced several long-distance relay events in past years and has long sought to find the right opportunity to be able to host this format of event again.”

Tanner Bell, Co-Founder and President of Ragnar said, “We have been searching for the right Canadian partner for our events for some time and have found that in MultiSport Canada! Our companies share common values as well as a likeminded approach to event production.” Bell went on to say that “the strengths that our two companies bring together will allow for continued growth for Ragnar in Canada and I’m truly excited for what the future will hold!”

Rebook Ragnar Niagara starts in the Town of Cobourg just over an hour east of Toronto.  The course will cover just over 300km on sidewalks, backroads, bike paths, paved trails and road shoulders. Ragnar is about doing something together with friends that you could never do alone. The route is divided into 36 sections (called legs) and teams of up to twelve (12) run relay style with each team member running three (3) legs totally between 18km to 45km.

MultiSport Canada is also happy to announce the opening of registration for Ragnar Ontario Trail hosted at Hardwood Ski and Bike. “MultiSport Canada has been hopeful for an opportunity work with Hardwood Ski & Bike”, remarked Vurma, “as it is a world-class venue right in our backyard and with the addition of the Ragnar Ontario Trail Relay we finally have that opportunity.” Located just north of Barrie, Hardwood Ski & Bike was the Mountain Biking venue for the 2015 Pan Am Games as well as annually hosting major Cross Country Ski, Cyclocross and Mountain Bike races.

Ragnar Ontario Trail see teams of eight (8), or Ultra teams four (4), conquer just under a 200km course over two days and one night. With friends and a community of runners by their side, each participant will complete three (3) loops that add up to between 20 and 25km. Each loop starts and finishes at the central Ragnar village which is the epicenter of the Ragnar Trail social experience. There participants have the chance to grab some well-deserved food, cheer-on other runners, buy Ragnar gear, watch a movie or just hang out around the campfire.


Ragnar Niagara Website – www.runragnar.com/event-detail/relay/niagara
Ragnar Ontario Trail Website – www.runragnar.com/event-detail/trail/ontario_trail
Ragnar Facebook – www.facebook.com/Ragnartrail
Ragnar Instagram – www.instagram.com/ragnartrail/


Road Relay – https://vimeo.com/231762440
Trail Relay – https://vimeo.com/231763782


Jason Vurma
MultiSport Canada Productions Inc.
(705) 797-4951