Vermont-based premium sock manufacturer seeks to reward innovative race directors
Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference presented by Marathon Printing, have announced that Darn Tough Vermont ® will be the honored host of a trail sustainability contest at the 2023 Conference on Friday, October 20.
Darn Tough invites race directors and event organizers far and wide to submit their event for a chance to be a Darn Tough Trail Sustainability Winner. The company is looking to sponsor three new events in 2023 – races that will use this support to elevate the experience for runners, highlight the importance of sustainability at their race, and invest in their trail running community. Entries close on September 18, 2023, and the three finalists will be announced after September 25, 2023.
Does your race have what it takes to be a Darn Tough Trail Sustainability Winner? See details and how to enter to win one of three prestigious prizes at this link.
The prize lineup for the top three finalists for the contest is as follows:
- $2500 cash prize plus socks for all race participants (up to 500 pairs maximum)
- $1000 cash prize plus socks for top 3 in each race division
- 50 pairs of socks to be used by race
- Policy in place or coming in next 12 months to achieve zero carbon operationally
- Policy in place or coming in next 12 months to achieve zero waste operationally
- Policy to practically reduce or offset emissions footprint for all participants
- Policy in place or coming in next 12 months to provide education on sustainability
- Any other sustainability initiatives not covered above
Event Director for the US Trail Running Conference, Terry Chiplin said, “We are very excited that Darn Tough has chosen to support the trail running community once again at this year’s Conference. The contest last year was extremely successful and popular, and the company’s unique sustainability philosophy makes them the perfect partner. I am honored to be working with them on this program, and look forward to an exciting session this October that rewards three race directors or event organizers for their sustainability and community efforts.”
Made in Vermont, USA, Darn Tough is a premium manufacturer of performance outdoor, running, and lifestyle socks that are backed with an unconditional guarantee for life. As socks are essential to trail running, the company has prioritized its efforts to support this community, sponsoring recent industry events including the Broken Arrow Skyrace and The Rut Mountain Runs, among other athletic events in recent years.
The US Trail Running Conference, presented by Marathon Printing, provides education, inspiration, and unique networking opportunities for trail race directors, trail runners, brands, and fans of the sport. The Conference celebrates its 11th anniversary this year and takes place on October 18-20, in Mukilteo, WA, the second consecutive time in the Pacific Northwest. The Conference is held in partnership with the Snohomish County Sports Commission and the American Trail Running Association.
See details on the US Trail Running Conference held in Mukilteo, WA on October 18-20, 2023 at ustrailrunningconference.com.
For additional information, contact Terry Chiplin, Event Director, at email@example.com or +44 07474 648250.
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About US Trail Running Conference:
The US Trail Running Conference is the premier event for trail running in America. It is an annual Conference that first took place in 2013, and attracts race directors, sponsors, exhibitors and trail runners from across the United States, as well as International representation. The mission of the US Trail Running Conference is to lead, educate, connect, and empower an inclusive family of trail runners, race directors, and industry leaders working to share best practices with the trail running community. For more information about the US Trail Running Conference, please visit www.ustrailrunningconference.com
About Darn Tough Vermont:
Darn Tough Vermont is an American manufacturer of premium, all-weather outdoor and lifestyle socks backed up by the industry’s original unconditional guarantee for life. The company offers both Specialty and Tactical product lines. Darn Tough Vermont’s Specialty line of socks includes Hike, Lifestyle, Run, Snow, Athletic, Work, Hunt and Juniors’ styles.
Darn Tough’s product is distinguished from industry competitors by 100 percent USA manufacturing; exceptional comfort, durability and fit; True-Seamless™ technology; and an exclusive blend of either ultra-fine, premium Merino wool or Coolmax®/Thermolite®. Founded by Ric Cabot in 2004, a third-generation sock maker, Darn Tough Vermont operates out of Cabot Hosiery Mills. With a forever focus on giving back, Darn Tough has donated over 1,000,000 meals to the Vermont Foodbank. For more information about Darn Tough Vermont socks, please visit: www.DarnTough.com.