Ragnar Names Founder, Tanner Bell, as Chief Executive Officer
December 4, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT (December 4, 2019) – Ragnar, an endurance running event company, announced that founder and long-time president Tanner Bell has been named as Chief Executive Officer.
Bell co-founded Ragnar in 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah. As President he has been instrumental in growing Ragnar into one of the premiere endurance event series in the world. He has been recognized as one of Utah’s “40 Rising Business Stars Under 40” by Utah Business Magazine and was named to Peak 100’s list for top entrepreneurs. Bell currently serves as a board member for Running USA, the running industry’s pre-eminent trade association. He will also continue to serve as a board member for Ragnar.
“It’s a rare and exciting privilege to lead the company I founded almost 16 years ago.” Bell said of his appointment to CEO. “I have seen Ragnar improve communities and change the lives of countless Ragnarians around the world. With the help of an incredible team, I look forward to taking Ragnar from an endurance sports company to a global name in sports and entertainment. Most importantly, I look forward to putting on incredible events that transform everyday people into Ragnarians.”
Speaking of the transition, former CEO Chris Infurchia stated, “having taken the company from six races to 47 and from a regional player to one with a truly international presence, I decided it was time to hand over the reigns to someone with the passion and vision to take this company to the next level.”
He continued, “Tanner is just the man to do so, and I have every confidence in his passion for the brand and his ability to steer Ragnar to a position of prominence as the global leader in endurance sports.
Ragnar is the largest running relay series in the world. Ragnar races are a unique experience where teams come together to conquer relays in a variety of formats including road and trail. Events can be as short as a single day or expand to overnight formats that run two days and one night straight, completing anywhere from 60 to over 200 miles as a team. The company now has more than 40 events across the globe including UK, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Spain and Sweden. Find a race near you at runragnar.com.