Kodiak Ultra Marathons Kick Off August 19 with Presenting Sponsor CRAFT Sportswear

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member CRAFT Sportswear. Above photo: Howie Stern.

This August, Kodiak Ultra Marathons will once again kick off in Big Bear Lake, California. More than 2,500 people, including runners, volunteers, and spectators, are expected to turn out for this live all-community event August 19-20, 2022.

The Kodiak Ultra Marathons event takes place in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California at an elevation of 7,000 feet. With nearly 17,000 feet of vertical climbing and thin mountain air, runners get a great challenge—and beautiful views—throughout the Kodiak course. The event includes various different races, including the signature Kodiak 100, a 100-mile run that circles the entire valley. Other race distances, including a 100-kilometer run, a 50-kilometer run, a half marathon, and a 10-kilometer “fun run” are also scheduled. The 100-mile and 100-kilometer races will kick off Friday, August 19. The remaining races kick off Saturday, August 20.

Photo: Kodiak Ultra Marathons.

“We love showcasing our beautiful trail system here in Big Bear,” says race director Susie Schmelzer. “Our entire team of volunteers is here and ready to help every single runner meet their goals, whichever race they are running.”

This year, Kodiak Ultra Marathons is proud to announce CRAFT Sportswear as its presenting sponsor. CRAFT has been expanding its presence in the global trail running community over the last few years with the development of innovative running apparel, introduction of the brand’s first Elite Running Team and the 2022 launch of a footwear collection. CRAFT is establishing itself within the trail racing community by partnering with ATRA member Tejas Trails, NorCal Ultras and Ragnar Trail Relay Series.

“The trail running community here in the U.S. has exploded over the past few years and we are thrilled to be aligned with Kodiak Ultra Marathons as the presenting sponsor for their trail and ultra races,” says David Preciado, Director of Partnerships for CRAFT. “Through this partnership we look forward to providing Kodiak Ultra Marathons innovative products and activations that will help elevate their racers’ experience and meet all their endurance needs.”

As part of the partnership, all runners and volunteers will receive custom CRAFT apparel. CRAFT will also be onsite at the race’s Finish Line Festival to introduce runners to its growing line of trail running gear and apparel. Proceeds from the Kodiak Ultra Marathons benefit the San Bernardino County Search & Rescue, Southern California Mountains Foundation and Mountain Top Radio Association. For more information, or to register or volunteer, visit kodiak100.com.


Photo: Kodiak Ultra Marathons.

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