Advances in Endurance Sports Medicine on Display at Ragnar Trail Florida

January 24, 2024

1/24/2024 Salt Lake City, UT /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Known for hosting the most exhilarating overnight running relay series in the United States, Ragnar Events is now setting new standards in emergency response efficiency by leveraging the REX Rapid Extraction Mobile Stretcher.

The REX, a brainchild of REXEMS, LLC, is not your ordinary stretcher. It’s a foldable, lightweight miracle with all-terrain wheels, designed to effortlessly glide over any surface, be it a crowded event space or the rugged trails our runners love. The REX boasts the power to carry up to 400lbs, ensuring that no runner is left behind.

Sean Lesko, Director of Safety & Course Development for Ragnar, can’t stop raving about it: “Before the REX, we relied on 5-6 person crews to carry an injured participant out from the trails via a stokes basket and monowheel. Now we can do it quicker and with less people. It’s about swift, safe, and smooth transport, making sure our runners get the best care possible in case of an emergency.”

Dan Parke, the visionary CEO of REXEMS, LLC, shares in the excitement: “Seeing the REX revolutionize patient care in endurance sports is a dream come true. It’s all about enhancing safety and outcomes, and we’re thrilled to be part of this journey with Ragnar.”

Ragnar works hard to produce a safe event and help runners prevent injury, but if someone is immobilized by injury on the course, get ready to see the REX in action. It’s not just a stretcher – it’s a promise of safety, and a commitment to all Ragnarians’ well-being.

About Ragnar Events, LLC

Ragnar is more than just a relay race; it’s a celebration of teamwork, endurance, and the sheer joy of running. We bring together communities, challenge the norms, and create unforgettable adventures under the stars. Join us on this exhilarating journey and discover your inner wild. Find out more at runragnar.com.


REXEMS was created to provide first responders with a safe, efficient, and versatile method to move non-ambulatory patients that minimizes personnel resource requirements. Our team is committed to pushing boundaries, fostering innovation, and delivering top-quality products to our customers. https://www.rapidextraction.com

Press Contact:
Ragnar: Mike Bowcut mbowcut@runragnar.com