Rachel is doing the race with her husband Dave and she is 30 years old and a project manager Madison, Wisconsin. She enjoy her work, which is managing healthcare software implementations. She feels a strength she has is that she works with people and has a "do-what-it-takes" approach. She also describes herself as driven, outgoing, and optimistic.
Her philosophy about life is, "Life is short and I want to experience as much as possibly can." As for how she works with her husband, she hopes they can learn to work better as a team. She says that neither of them likes to be wrong.
Dave was an officer for the Wisconsin Army National Guard, which included being a Black hawk Helicopter Pilot and Military Intelligence. He feels his experience will allow him to cope with excessive stress, which he may experience during the race. He also pays attention to detail.
He describes himself as motivated, resourceful, and aggressive. He hopes the race will give him and his wife the opportunity to improve their communication skills.