PORON® Cushioning Partners with 200-Mile Cape Cod Ragnar Relay


Woodstock, CT – To support athletes and educate spectators about its brand, PORON® Cushioning  is teaming up with the Ragnar Relay Cape Cod race taking place May 3-4, 2013. The Relay will take teams from the start line in Hull, MA to the finish line in Provincetown, MA.

From the shores in Hull, MA, teams of runners will head towards Plymouth and run along the canal trail. They will continue along beaches and through the historic towns of Cape Cod as they make their way to Provincetown. Each team is comprised of 12 runners (except for “Ultra Teams”, which race with 6 runners) who will each run three legs of varying length and difficulty during the 200-mile relay race.

“PORON Technologies are engineered to protect, cushion and provide dependable performance during training and competition, helping athletes achieve their most challenging goals,” said Dave Sherman, New Business Development Manager, PORON Performance Cushioning. “Teaming up with The Ragnar Relay is a great opportunity for us to showcase our global brand partners who use our product, and most importantly, give Ragnar athletes a chance to experience the benefits of PORON Cushioning.”

The Ragnar Relay started in 2004 with 22 teams competing in Utah, and has grown to be the largest relay event in the country. The Series has stops everywhere from the Florida Keys to the Northwest Passage. Named after a 9th century Norse King known for being a pirate, a raider, a conqueror, and an explorer, the Ragnar Relay gives runners of all abilities the chance to get out, explore, and experience outdoor adventure.

Jeff Pace, one of the Ragnar Relay event organizers states, “We are excited to have PORON Cushioning back as a partner of the event. Athletes who have met the team at past Ragnar and other events love seeing the variety of products where PORON Materials can be found - and of course love the SWAG they hand out!”

The PORON Cushioning street team will be staffing booths at Exchange #6 and the finish line. They will be displaying gear made with PORON Products, handing out swag, and entering people into a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of three pairs of Vasque Pendulum shoes. 

 In addition to the race, spectators and athletes will be able to enjoy live bands and other vendor booths stationed along the course. For more information and a complete course map, visit the Ragnar Relay website at www.ragnarrelay.com.

About PORON® Cushioning

For over 40 years PORON® Cushioning has provided footwear, apparel, and protective equipment brands with a material that supports, protects, comforts, and most importantly, helps athletes stay in the race. PORON Cushioning products are durable yet flexible, so they will not wear or break down like other cushioning products. So, whether you need an insole that will last your next 50K or searching for a new helmet for the start of little league, look for the PORON Cushioning brand to insure you're buying the best in quality and advanced technology. For more information, visit www.poroncushioning.com.

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