Footbalance Teams up with Ragnar Relay to Award Teams with Footbeds

Six teams across the country will train and compete with Footbalance support.

San Diego, CA – Footbalance, an innovator in custom footbed technology, announces a partnership with Ragnar Events LLC, the nations' top provider of overnight relay races, as a sponsor of six key races in the 2012 Ragnar Relay Series. As a sponsor of these six races, Footbalance and Ragnar will hold a contest for runners at each stop. Teams will be encouraged to submit their inspirational story for a chance to win Footbalance custom-molded footbeds for each member of their team, for better support and foot health in their training and competition.

Footbalance is partnering with Ragnar for the following races in 2012:
• Ragnar Relay So Cal - April 20-21
• Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back – June 15-16
• Ragnar Relay Colorado – July 27-28
• Ragnar Relay Napa Valley – September 14-15
• Ragnar Relay Las Vegas – October 19-20
• Ragnar Relay Tennessee – Nov 2-3

“We are thrilled to be part of the Ragnar community and be able to add value to the participants' training and racing experience,” said Matt Kaplan, Footbalance North American President and Managing Director. “Having the right tools is essential for runners looking to complete any race, and we're excited be able to share our years of experience in creating personalized, custom molded footbeds with the Ragnar Relay Series participants to help reduce stress injuries and improve their running enjoyment.”

"At each Ragnar Relay we strive to ensure that our participants not only enjoy our races, but are also provided with the right gear and education to further their health and fitness goals in a safe and productive manner,” said Dave Klewan, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for Ragnar Events, LLC. “Not having the appropriate foot support can make it difficult to enjoy such a long course and we are excited to have the Footbalance team by our side to give our participants the best experience possible.”

With its North American Headquarters in San Diego, California, Footbalance was developed by a Finnish physiotherapist specializing in podiatric medicine. The system enables the rapid production of fully customized footbeds at retail stores in less than ten minutes. Available for fittings at shops and special events across the US and Canada, Footbalance footbeds support your feet in proper alignment to promote healthy foot function, improving overall body

Based in Utah, Ragnar Events, LLC is the largest overnight running relay series in the United States. Traversing inspiring and scenic destinations around the country, these events make testing your limits a team sport. Teams of 12 run this 200 mile relay in the course of two days and one night. They connect in memorable relationships, conquer a challenge that could not be done alone and celebrate with medals and finish line festivities. Often called a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant, this unique relay turns out crazy costumes, inside jokes, close quarters and unforgettable stories. Begun as a single relay from Logan to Park City, UT in 2004 by college roommates, Dan Hill and Tanner Bell, now over 160,000 people have run in the Ragnar Relay Series presented by Nordic Track, which boasts 15 races and is growing every year. Visit for race dates and exact locations.