A team of local runners participated in the overnight, 196-mile Ragnar Relay July 18-19.
Relay team Orange is the New Black, inspired by the popular Netflix series of the same name, featured ten runners from Mercer Island. The race began in Blaine and finished in Langley, with runners crossing Deception Pass and passing sights of Mt. Baker and the Olympic Mountains. Orange is the New Black placed eighth out of the 32 teams in the Women’s Open category and 188th of the 506 total teams.
Team members included captain Heather Kramm, Kim Thomas, Shelly Johnson, Emily Ness of Redmond, Cara Perla, Erin Sirianni, Lori Punke, Tiffany Stanley of Seattle, Tami Goldberg, Michelle Cartmel, Jessica Crump and Sarah LeClercq.