Montrail delivers premier trail running and hiking footwear for outdoor athletes around the world that expect excellence from themselves and their products. For everyday comfort, Montrail created a uniquely contoured, thermomoldable sandal and insole. Montrail is synonymous with the best fitting, cutting-edge outdoor footwear.
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CLIF Bar is a great-tasting energy bar made with a nutritious blend of organic rolled oats and wholesome ingredients for sustained energy. Crafted and inspired by athletes and foodies in the CLIF Kitchen, CLIF Bar helps athletes and adventurers maximize performance during exercise and throughout the day. Convenient, nutritious, and delicious, CLIF Bar is the essential gear you need for before and during your adventures. Purposefully crafted in a way that is good for people and the planet, CLIF Bar sources ingredients that are not genetically engineered, and CLIF Bar does not contain partially-hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, or synthetic preservatives. With more than 425 million pounds of organic ingredients – without chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides – used since 2003, Clif Bar & Company continues its journey to make good food in a better way.
The Active Joe provides fun, friendly, and affordable opportunities for people to get active, with most activities centered around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Texas. Producing several races during the year, they’re best known for the New Years Double event, which includes double marathons that many Texas ultrarunners use in their training for winter ultramarathons. Owner Libby Jones is an avid ultrarunner herself and fell deeply in love with the Western States Endurance Run in 2012 after standing in a wetsuit in the river at Rucky Chucky while helping runners cross throughout the night.
Whether you’re summiting another 14-er or cresting your local KOM, backcountry.com has the gear to get you there. This is an invitation to feed your wanderlust, to rediscover the spark inside you and feel the strain of your muscles against the forces of nature. With mountains of gear from the world’s top brands, a herd of knowledgeable Gearheads, and lightning fast delivery, backcountry.com connects people to their passions.
It all began in 1991 on a bike. Original Buff® Headwear was developed by Joan Rojas, a textile manufacturer, who struck gold one day while riding his motorcycle on the desolate Catalan roads of Spain. An avid biker since the 1970s, Rojas found that while he was out riding with his friends, he needed extra protection from the elements. In the two decades since, Buff® has become an international, multi-sport phenomenon. Our seamless multifunctional headwear protects athletes on the windiest Alpine slopes, the hottest deserts, and on plenty of rivers, lakes, roads and trails in between. Today, you can buy a huge lineup of Buff® products in more than 70 different countries and we’re still growing.
As America’s oldest western silversmiths, Comstock Heritage has been creating custom one-of-a-kind buckles since 1886. Using old-world techniques, each WS buckle is carefully crafted by hand, making each and every WS buckle truly unique.
Firetrail Pizza unites two of the coolest culinary traditions–fresh handmade pizzas baked in a mobile, wood-fired oven. Co-owner Jed Tukman, WSER four-time silver belt winner, is proud to support his favorite race.
Hanson McClain Advisors. An independent investment financial advisory firm, locally owned, and supported by a team of credentialed financial advisors committed to providing independent investment advice in the core areas of financial planning.
Injinji, official sock of the Western States Endurance Run. It’s as simple as understanding the design difference between mittens and gloves. Injinji patented performance toesocks break the traditional sock mold with a design that enables runners to fully utilize the agility, dexterity and balance associated with each individual toe while providing an excellent solution in preventing the development of blisters and hotspots.
From its headquarters high in the Jura Mountains of France, where the company was founded in 1888, three generations have directed Julbo’s evolution from manufacturer of corrective lenses to global producer of protective eyewear for all active outdoor pursuits.
MicroLumen has been a leading manufacturer of high performance medical products since 1987.
You can count on creativity and quality when it comes to clothing built for the endurance runner. Moeben Sportswear. is a longtime supporter of the WS100 and endurance running in general.
Monsters of Massage WS Friend of the Trail recipients, Ve Loyce and Marsha Shackleton, are trained in Sports and Deep Tissue Massage, and also use Acupressure and Shiatsu. Ve Loyce has developed his own unique technique of massage, which he calls, “Attack-Orientated Target Massage.”
Mountain Hardwear The highest quality materials, the most thorough of tests, it’s what makes Mountain Hardwear the stuff you want.
“Innovation from frustration” Our philosophy at Orange Mud is very simple, make the most efficient, well crafted, American made gear. Our design team has spent years competing in adventure racing, ultras, mountain bike racing, trail running, marathons, Ironman’s and some amazingly fun outdoor adventures. Many of these experiences have often left us searching for the next best thing, but many times it’s just not there. So we figure someone has to make it, why not us? Our flag ship pack series is the HydraQuiver™. The bottle based systems are both ultra light, ultra stable, and ultra breathable hydration packs for runners. The Transition & Seat Wrap™ is our award winning multifunction wrap that keeps your towel from falling off when changing into workout gear, but also protects your car seat from sweat and grime after a good workout. Our Orange Mud laboratory is constantly designing new gear to improve your workout experience and currently has over 20 products in the development pipeline. For more information on Orange Mud, visit www.orangemud.com.
Nor-Cal Beverage is the largest independent co-packer of teas, ades, chilled juices, waters, and energy drinks west of the Mississippi. Our beer distribution group manages delivery for the nation’s largest brewery, the largest beer importer, and the largest West Coast craft brewery, along with several smaller boutique breweries.
Sacfit is a running and walking team that provides individualized training programs for various distances.
Udo’s Oil is a certified organic, sustainable, and fish-free blend of plant-sourced oils designed to supply the ideal 2:1 ratio of Omega-3 & -6 fatty acids. It contains all the good fats you need, without any of the bad fats you should avoid.
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VESPA, an exciting new product that optimizes performance and recovery using an all-natural, highly bio-available amino acid complex synergistically combined with natural anti-oxidants.
Special thanks to The Auburn State Recreation Area.
Special thanks to The US Forest Service, American River Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest.
Ultralive.net is a free webcast service for any ultra distance event. The primary purpose is to provide live results for 100 mile trail runs but any distance race can use the service.
Multi-year sponsorship arrangements are available to businesses and donors that embody and are in alignment with the Mission of the Western States Endurance Run. Those sponsors seeking an entry spot into the race for the upcoming year are strongly advised to apply by December 1 preceding the race. For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact the Race Director.