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Rogers’ PORON® Cushioning Team Partners with Ragnar Relay New York

Rogers’ PORON® Cushioning Team Partners with Ragnar Relay New York Supports Participants in 24+ Hour Running Event for Third Consecutive Year

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Woodstock, CT – Over 2,500 runners are pulling together their race strategies, team themes and festive costumes in anticipation of the nearly 200 mile Ragnar Relay New York, which takes place this May 13-14. As sponsor of this one-of-a-kind event, Rogers’ PORON® Cushioning Street Team will mingle with event participants and cheer runners along every step of the way.

The Ragnar Relay New York is a 24 hour race that begins in Bethel, NY, crosses through the Catskills and finishes in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Relay teams consist of 12 members, of which 200 are expected teams are expected. During the relay, each team member runs three legs ranging between three to eight miles depending on difficulty. This unique relay format makes the Ragnar Relay an accessible race for beginners, yet challenging enough for competitive runners.

The PORON Street Team will be supporting runners and handing out insoles, t-shirts and other promotional items at various check points along the route. Spectators will be able to enjoy live music and other vendor boots stationed along the course.

“We look forward to this fun-filled event every year as it attracts a broad range of athletes and spectators, many of whom are our core consumers” said Dave Sherman, Business Development Manager, PORON Cushioning Materials. “It provides us with a wonderful opportunity to support a local event and introduce our products to those who participate.”

“The Rogers Corporation and its PORON Cushioning Team are a huge support to the Ragnar Relay and we’ve been lucky to have them on board for the last three years,” said Dan Hill, Co-Founder, Ragnar Relay Events. “It is great to have a partner who fully participates, engages with all the participants, and has as much fun as we do.”

Once teams cross the finish line, they are awarded with medals and prizes for best costumes, team theme, and decorated van. The relay wraps up with a party featuring live entertainment and refreshments hosted by event organizers, and free gear given out by sponsors. For more information and a complete course map, visit

About Ragnar Events, LLC
Ragnar Events, LLC was co-founded in 2004 by Dan Hill and Tanner Bell. The idea to run an overnight 24+-hour relay across the mountains of Utah was a lifelong dream of Dan Hill’s father. The dream became reality when Dan Hill and his childhood friend Tanner Bell organized the first Wasatch Back Relay, spanning 188 miles from Logan to Park City, UT in 2004. Since 2004 the Ragnar Relay Series has grown from a single relay in Utah to the largest overnight relay series in the nation. The Ragnar Relay Series now has 15 races scheduled for 2011 and is growing every year. Ragnar Events, LLC is based in Salt Lake City, UT and managed by co-founders Dan Hill and Tanner Bell.

About PORON® Performance Cushioning
For over 40 years PORON® Cushioning has provided footwear, apparel, and protective equipment brands with a material that supports, protects, comforts, and most importantly, helps athletes stay in the race. PORON Cushioning products are durable yet flexible, so they will not wear or break down like other cushioning products. So, whether you need an insole that will last your next 50K or searching for a new helmet for the start of little league, look for the PORON Cushioning brand to insure you’re buying the best in quality and advanced technology. For more information, visit

About Rogers Corporation
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global technology leader in specialty materials and components that enable high performance and reliability of consumer electronics, power electronics, mass transit, clean technology, and telecommunications infrastructure. With more than 178 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Rogers provides product designers with solutions to their most demanding challenges. Rogers’ products include advanced circuit materials for wireless infrastructure, power amplifiers, radar systems, high speed digital; power electronics for high-voltage rail traction, hybrid-electric vehicles, wind and solar power conversion; and high performance foams for sealing and energy management in smart phones, aircraft and rail interiors, automobiles and apparel; and other advanced materials for diverse markets including defense and consumer products. Headquartered in Connecticut (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, China, Germany, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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