Dynafit, a global leader in innovation in competitive mountain endurance sports, is thrilled to announce its sponsorship of the first-ever Vert Running Series, an exhilarating trail running event series set to elevate the sport in the Pacific Northwest. This collaboration aims to support elite youth runners in their preparation for prestigious competitions like the Golden Trail Series, US National Championships and World Championships. It also helps to provide an inclusive platform for recreational trail runners to experience and compete in challenging trail running events.
The Vert Running series encompasses a total of four races, with an additional bonus event, strategically located at picturesque destinations throughout the Pacific Northwest. The race locations include Issaquah, WA, Leavenworth WA, Mt. SI, WA and North Bend, WA. Participants can choose from a range of distances, starting from a 17k race and culminating in the championship 30k event. To further motivate athletes, the top male, and female finishes of the North Bend Skyline 30k will be awarded a complimentary entry into the renowned 2024 Broken Arrow Skyrace 23k. Additionally, the overall top five winners in the Vert Running Series divisions will receive exclusive Dynafit gear.
“I am beyond excited to be sponsoring our fourth running series in North America. The Vert Running series aligns with our efforts to support mountain racing in core mountain communities and offers athletes a chance to compete in well organized and challenging courses, said Michael Casarrubia, Community Marketing Manager Dynafit. “As sub-ultra and short course racing grow in North America, we expect runners in the PNW to gravitate towards this new series. Cash prizes and product giveaways should draw in top competitors, thoughtful courses and dedicated race volunteers will bring them back. I think these races will provide something for everyone – both the competitive athletes and the first-time racers.”
The Vert Running Series is dedicated to celebrating and expanding trail running as a thriving sport in the Pacific Northwest. Designed to cultivate young elite athletes’ skills for competing in world class events, the series also accommodates Sport and Masters 50+ divisions, ensuring recreational trail runners have an opportunity to compete for podium positions and learn from a diverse trail running community.
“We are honored to partner with Dynafit, an outstanding outdoor adventure gear company that is deeply committed to speed and innovative gear, ” said Scott Sowle, Owner, and Race creator for Vert Running. “Dynafit knows VERT and how to deliver athletes uphill fast and this is a great opportunity to introduce the Pacific Northwest to short, fast, and steep events alongside some of the best trail running gear on the market. We feel this partnership is a top podium spot for participants, mountain communities, Dynafit and the Vert Running Series.”
The Vert Running Series, in collaboration with Dynafit, will continue to celebrate, challenge, and unite trail runners and communities across the Pacific Northwest.
About Dynafit: As the athletic mountain brand, DYNAFIT knows no compromise and is dedicated to delivering the best equipment and apparel for mountain athletes wanting to move fast and light in the mountains. Since the advent of the revolutionary “Low Tech” ski mountaineering binding over thirty years ago, DYNAFIT has been committed to developing the lightest and fastest most reliable gear for human-powered alpine pursuits in all season, enabling its customers to define and reach their Mountopia, DYNAFIT North America is part of Oberalp North America, a subsidiary of the Oberalp Group, a family-owned business with global operations, specializing in premium outdoor consumer products. Boulder-based Oberalp North America manages the USA/Canada sales, marketing, operations, distribution and customer service functions for the Salewa (based in Balzano, Italy), DYNAFIT (based in Munich, Germany), Pomoca (based in Aubonne, Switzerland), and rock climbing brand Wild Country (based in Tideswell, U.K.) www.dynafit.com