Student Run 2017

Student Run 2017
11 Graduate Students from MGM and one graduate student from Cell Biology teamed up in September to run a 200 mile relay race from Cumberland, Maryland to downtown Washington DC. The idea started with Shannon Esher and Allison Roder who heard about the race from a local running store. They recruited all of their friends and signed up for the race. The team, named ‘The Nerd Herd’ started a Monday evening running group and met for group runs in the months leading up to the race in order to get ready. The race, part of a series called Ragnar Relays, requires 12 runners to eat, sleep and live in 2 vans while teammates take turns running 3-12 miles at a time, working their way across the 200 mile stretch. Each runner runs three legs of the race, totaling anywhere from 14 to 28 miles over the entirety of the course. The team finished in about 36 hours and is hoping to complete another relay in Niagara Falls next year!

Students: Allison Roder, Shannon Esher, Hannah Brown, Jeff Bryant, Amy Hafez, Al Harding, Zack Holmes, Kaila Pianalto, Joe Saelens, Christine Vazquez, Eric Walton, and Kwabena Badu-Nkansah