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Rinnai Provides Showers to Race Participants

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Rinnai Corp. provided free showers with endless hot water to more than 100 participants in the Tennessee Ragnar Relay Race, a 196.1-mile relay-style race completed by a team of 12 people in 24 hours. As teams stopped to change runners at South Middle School in Cowan, Tenn., participants were able to visit Rinnai’s mobile shower station and enjoy a refreshing hot shower before continuing on the next leg of the race.

“After running several miles on moderate or difficult terrain, nothing compares to a hot shower to relax and revive tired muscles,” said Kerri Walker, senior marketing manager for Rinnai. “Thanks to Rinnai’s tankless technology, we were able to guarantee that every Ragnar runner who visited our mobile shower station would have as much hot water as they needed. We’re thrilled to have provided these athletes with a touch of comfort while they pushed themselves through such a strenuous and challenging race.”

One of Rinnai’s condensing tankless water heaters provided the unlimited supply of hot water needed for the four mobile showers. Designed to heat water on-demand, the unit produced more than enough hot water for all participants who passed through the shower station. To make the shower experience even more enjoyable, Rinnai handed out goody bags to each shower user, which contained flip-flops, a towel, soap, and a plastic bag for dry items.

About the size of a carry-on suitcase, Rinnai tankless units are easily transported on a trailer to events.

“As demonstrated by our mobile shower station, Rinnai’s tankless water heaters can satisfy multiple hot water demands at once, meaning that consumers can take a shower, run the dishwasher, and do a load of laundry at the same time,” said Walker. “We hope everyone who showered at our station enjoyed experiencing the benefits Rinnai tankless water heaters offer.”

Rinnai’s mobile shower experience took place on Nov. 4, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. during the Tennessee Ragnar Relay Race, which started in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Friday, Nov. 4, and ended in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 5. A portion of the proceeds from the Ragnar Relay Race benefited Community Charities of Tennessee.

Publication date: 6/18/2012

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