Salomon and Aravaipa Running Team Up to Deliver 26 High-quality Races in 2019

Press release from ATRA members Salomon and Aravaipa Running. Aravaipa Running founder Jamil Coury was recently named USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Council’s Contributor of the Year.

OGDEN, Utah (Jan. 16, 2019) – Today, Salomon announces its partnership with Aravaipa Running, the Arizona-based trail and ultra-running event organizer best known for iconic races like the Kendall Mountain Run and the Desert Solstice. Together, the brands will deliver 26 high-quality races with the goal of encouraging, inspiring and growing the trail running communities in the southwest. The sponsorship kicked off Jan. 5 at the San Tan Scramble in Queen Creek, Arizona, which featured 50K, 26K, 17K and 9K distances.

“We are thrilled to partner with a company like Salomon that believes in our community, our culture, and our vision for trail running in the southwestern United States,” says Hayley Pollack, president of Aravaipa Running. “Aravaipa Running is always striving to find partnerships that truly build upon our values and community, and we are so excited to have found just such a collaboration.”

Aravaipa Running is an event production company that specializes in trail and ultra-marathon running events. Founded by Jamil Coury, a renowned ultrarunner, social media personality, and creator of the #RunSteepGetHigh brand, for over a decade the company has built a community of people, events and inspiration around trail and endurance running across Arizona and Colorado. Every year, it hosts nearly 30 races—including several virtual events—with the goal of getting people outside.

“Salomon couldn’t be happier to partner with Aravaipa Running. We look forward to working with their strong running community to inspire runners to play outside and achieve their trail running goals,” says Mike Ambrose, endurance marketing manager for Salomon in the U.S..

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About Salomon: Born in the French Alps in 1947, Salomon is committed to pushing the boundaries of mountain sports through the creation of innovative equipment that allows people to play, progress and challenge themselves in their chosen outdoor sports. The company produces and sells premium footwear, winter sports and mountaineering equipment, hiking equipment, and apparel specifically designed for all of those disciplines. Products are developed in the company’s Annecy Design Center, where engineers, designers and athletes collaborate to create innovative solutions that continually improve the outdoor experiences of those who see nature as a vast playground.

About Aravaipa Running: Aravaipa Running is an event production company based out of Arizona specializing in trail and ultra-marathon running events founded and operated by Jamil Coury. With an ever-expanding calendar of races, Aravaipa Running is dedicated to being a leader in innovation, quality, and experience within the endurance community.

Jamil Coury’s “Mountain Outpost” award.

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