[Wareham, MA] GoMotion®, manufacturer of wearable lighting systems for runners, walkers, hikers, and anyone recreating outside after the sun goes down, has signed on as a national partner for both the Ragnar Road Relay Series and Ragnar Trail Relays, as the exclusive ‘Wearable Lighting’ supplier for the 2014 season.
The 2014 Ragnar Relay Series kicked off in Key West in February. There are 15 road relays and seven trail relays scheduled for the year, including a partnership with the popular New Hampshire Reach the Beach Relay. Teams of 12 runners for road and eight for trail race relay-style across 120-200 miles over the course of two days and one night through some of the nation’s most scenic roads and trails.
“We’ve been supporting the Reach the Beach series for years and jumping in with Ragnar was a natural next move,” said GoMotion’s president and founder, Bob Hunnewell. “Our wearable lighting systems are perfect for the overnight races. Moving the light lower on your body increases depth perception so you can see rocks, roots and potholes better and the rear flashing red lights ensure approaching cars and other runners can see you. We’re excited to reach Ragnar’s many runners and know the runners will be excited with our different lighting options.”
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. In the Ragnar Relay Series, teams of 12 run a 200-mile relay over two days and one night; in Ragnar Trail Relays, teams of eight run a 120-mile trail relay over the same time span.
Often called a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant, this unique relay turns out crazy costumes, inside jokes, close quarters and unforgettable stories. Started as a single relay from Logan to Park City, UT in 2004 by college roommates, Dan Hill and Tanner Bell, over 200,000 people have now run in the Ragnar Relay Events, which boasts 22 active races and is growing every year.
Founded in 2006 by runners Jonathan Craig and Bob Hunnewell, GoMotion’s product line came from the need for a better evening running light. GoMotion gets the light off your head and lower on your body, offering better depth perception, comfort and stability while also helping to maintain night vision. Lights are placed at either the sternum or waist level, depending upon the product, and use a 100 lumen Cree LED with a Fresnel lens for a clean, bright light. Light output can be adjusted for varying conditions and rear flashing red LEDs mounted on the battery pack provide increased visibility.
GoMotion’s current product line includes the new SYNERGY Hydration LightVest, updated FUSION Backpack Light, REACTOR LightVest, LITEBELT 100 and CORELITE Waistpack Light. For sales inquiries, please contact Vincent Morse, firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-595-6708. For media inquiries, please contact Kate Ketschek, Revolution House Media, email@example.com or 603-828-1050.