The OUT Foundation Announces Partnership with Ragnar Events
The OUT Foundation is expanding into new areas of fitness by announcing its ongoing partnership with Ragnar Events.
Ragnar Events will be the founding race partner of The OUT Foundation. Ragnar will be spreading The OUT Foundation’s mission at various in-person activations across the United States and will be providing free access to LGBTQ+ young adults from the organization in an effort to encourage participation and community celebration at their races.
“Ragnar Events is extremely proud and honored to partner with The OUT Foundation. We are grateful for the opportunity to jointly support The OUT Foundation’s mission while working together to ensure that the health and wellness environment is inclusive to all individuals from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences,” said Lambert Budzinski, Managing Race Director and Chairperson of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Ragnar Events. “We are excited about the future and look forward to making meaningful impacts in the fitness community through this partnership.”
Recently, Ragnar hosted The OUT Foundation’s South Florida Chapter along with their OUTAthletes at a race last month.
“The Ragnar team went above and beyond in helping us feel like a part of the Ragnarian community,” said Jorge Sanchez, President of the Board of the South Florida Chapter. “None of us had ever done anything like that before, and it was a great team-building event for us as an organization. Speaking personally – I loved being outside and having fun doing fitness “things”. It filled up my “joy” tank in a way that’s been lacking.”
“The biggest thing I have gained and learned from being a part of The OUT Foundation is that the support of the LGBTQ+ community has given me the strength to be out and proud as a gay trans athlete, no matter the circumstances,” said OUTAthlete Caidin Smith. “Their support has also helped me push myself to achieve things I never thought I’d be able to do, like run in my first 5-hour long Ragnar Relay Race!”
Those interested in participating in one of Ragnar’s events can sign up at www.runragnar.com. When registering, use code OUTFOUNDATION40 for $40 off Sprint or Sunset races or code 100OUT for $100 off any Road or Trail Ragnar event. Ragnar is committed to providing a portion of proceeds to support the programs of The OUT Foundation through 2021, and will be releasing Ragnar PRIDE t-shirts in June 2021.
Learn more about The OUT Foundation and its mission at www.iamout.org.