At Altra we are runners like you who strive to improve the running experience and encourage people to get into running. Our mission is to help every runner realize that with proper technique and a comfortable run, there are Zero Limits to what they can accomplish. The success of your run comes first, and each day is a ceaseless pursuit of developing award-winning innovative footwear, providing unmatched education, and bringing you exceptional customer service.
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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.
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.
What you wear on your feet affects comfort and performance. Choose your socks wisely – your feet depend on it. Drymax.
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.
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.
Markstein Beverage Co, a family-owned, almost 100-year-old California company, markets and distributes over 200 brands of beer, from light American lagers and Mexican imports to barrel-aged stouts and Belgian sours. With state-of-the art warehouses, cutting-edge delivery systems, and well-trained staff, MBC works behind the scenes to make sure local retailers can offer customers a diverse selection of great, fresh beer.
MicroLumen has been a leading manufacturer of high performance medical products since 1987.
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.”
“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.
Sacfit is a running and walking team that provides individualized training programs for various distances.
SFVC.com is a content site with the mission of discussing topics of entrepreneurship and endurance running.
Sharman Ultra Endurance Coaching offers specialist, one-to-one coaching for marathon and ultra runners. Each member of our skilled team has years of coaching experience and all have run Western States. In fact, we even have the female record holder on staff. Hundreds of ultra runners have benefited from our guidance and we offer the best service in the business.
SportHill Born on the tracks and trails of Eugene, Oregon our mission is to bring you the most comfortable running apparel made. Passionate and independent since 1985.
Strava Unlock Your Potential. Connect with a global community of athletes and train like never before.
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, is “Nature’s Catalyst” to Optimize Fat Metabolism (OFM) so you can tap into your unlimited energy by burning “Fat as your fuel” for performance, health and accelerated recovery.
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.