Road race relay team looking for a few good runners

The UST River Runners were all smiles after the 2008 Ragnar Great River Relay.

Road race relay team looking for a few good runners

Looking for a supreme challenge this summer? On Aug. 21 and 22, a hardy crew of St. Thomas faculty, staff, students and alumni, known as the UST River Runners, will run from LaCrosse, Wis., to Minneapolis in the Ragnar Great River Relay. Three more runners are needed.

Lisa Burke hands off to Tom Hiendlmayr in the 2008 relay.

The 198-mile race consists of 36 legs with each runner taking on three legs, ranging between three and eight miles. Running three legs during a 26- or 27-hour period may be easier than you think. While the relay race is physically demanding, legs vary in difficulty and participants can choose which legs they run.

So far, the team is composed of: Phil Anderson, College of Business; Tonia Bock, Psychology; Lisa Burke, College of Business; Dan Gjelten, UST Libraries; Kelly Hailstone, University Relations; Suzanne Krzmarzick, College of Business; Jesse Langer, College of Business; and Julie Schwalbach, Human Resources.

To join the adventure, contact Dan Gjelten, (651) 962-5005, or Julie Schwalbach, (651) 962-6515.

For more information about the group and past races, visit the UST River Runners Facebook site at UST River Runners. Read about the team's first relay venture in 2005, the Hood to Coast, in St. Thomas Magazine.