The Chuckanut 50k is thankful to have the consistent support of The SPONSORS below.
In addition to generous product and time donations, each sponsor contributes $500 to the prize purse!!
Each year Patagonia steps up and supports the Chuckanut 50k through product and attendance. The quality of goods that Patagonia brings to the trail running world is hard to beat, and I am happy to share their products with each of the Chuckanut 50k participants. We are thankful for prizes and special costing on the incredible long-sleeve Capilene shirts we offer to runners at registration each year. We look forward to having Patagonia's presence at the 2017 event.
Vasque is proud to support the Chuckanut 50k as a part of their commitment to trail running footwear and community. Vasque has donated shoe certificates for age group prizes, will have an on-site presence and contribute other donations to the raffle. Look for the new trail running line this holiday season! So excited to share our last 3 years of product development with the trail running world!
Flora Health understands people, quality, health and endurance. With a full line of products to help individuals and athletes achieve their best, you can't go wrong spending some time getting to know all that they have available. Flora joined the Chuckanut 50k in 2010 and continues to shine each year in their continued support of this local event. Based in Lynden, their marketing team has a great time joining the runners on race day and giving away tons of their great products.
Ultimate Direction brings eons of experience to the table. The first brand in active hydration joins the Chuckanut 50k event again in 2017. Prizes for age groupers and presence at the finish line so you can check out their evolving line of hydration packs and bottles. Falling in line with our "Towards Zero Waste" goal, UD will sell Body Bottles on Friday night and Saturday morning at a reduced price for runners that need a collapsible bottle.
I first learned about First Endurance the summer 2005 training for the Grand Slam from fellow ultra runner Karl Meltzer and have recovered from most hard efforts with Ultragen ever since. The quality, testing, and thought that goes into the production of each product addresses endurance athletes' needs and issues. Since 2005, First Endurance continues to supply plenty of EFS drink which we have available at each aid station. At the finish line, Ultragen is readily available to mix up a post run recovery drink. First Endurance also donates prizes to our top finishers and to the raffle.
Through the connection of our friends at Fairhaven Runners, GORETEX® joined our list of Sponsors in 2017 to help celebrate the 25th Running. What a perfect partnership for a PNW race in March!
Their GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® commitment is definitely something to keep in mind on race day. That Chuckanut Ridge can whip rain and wind and we advise a jacket & gloves to protect you from the weather and keep you moving. If the weather is as March has potential to be, GORETEX® is a great option. GORETEX® collaborates with well known brands to deliver a more comfortable piece of equipment whether for spectators cheering on runners, or for those of you out pushing the pace.
"The voice of the sport since 1981" is only the start of the importance of this publication to the sport of ultrarunning. This magazine is an amazing resource, both the magazine and online, to ultra and trail runners from novice to veteran. There is always more to learn about pushing our bodies and exploring beautiful places and thankfully Ultrarunning Magazine is a great resource and inspiration for both. There will be a 20% off subscription coupon available at packet pickup for each runner.
The products made by Pro-Tec Athletics have been in my closet for years - making an appearance on my knees (primarily) when the patella tendon or ITBand decide to flare up. In addition to an amazing line of products that will aid in the healing of your injuries, Pro-Tec Athletics has a great line of preventative products. Icing, heating, massage... all key elements to keep our bodies healthy and therefore running! Pro-Tec Athletics will be sharing their line with our age group winners and will supply goodies for the packet pickup.
Julbo has been making eyewear for over 125 years and the product line keeps getting better. With products specific to a multitude of forward moving sports, their designs for trail running function at a high level. They are constantly testing new materials, designs and color ways to make the best sunglasses available to athletes. Prizes and a few on brand representatives will be your 2017 Julbo connection.
It is important to me to share the products that I personally know, trust and love with the runners of the Chuckanut 50k.