US Trail Running Conference Announces Climate Champions of the Trail Running Community Contest

Support from Brooks Running Offers RD’s a Chance to Win $8000 in Total Cash Prizes to Help Races Become More Sustainable 

As part of this year’s US Trail Running Conference, Brooks is supporting a “Big Pitch” contest for race directors and organizers across the United States to submit events for a chance to be a Climate Champion of the Trail Running Community. Race Directors and event organizers are invited to enter and share what winning this prize could do for their race or races to help the climate, their sustainability practices, and the planet.

The top three finalists selected by the US Trail Running Conference judging panel, will win $5000 cash prize for first place, $2000 cash prize for second place, and $1000 cash prize for third place. Race Directors and event organizers can see details and the contest entry form at this link.

Entries will close on September 12, 2022, and will be reviewed by the US Trail Running Conference judging panel. The three winning entries will be announced by September 16, 2022, and will be invited to attend a live “Big Pitch” session at the US Trail Running Conference on Friday, October 21, 2022. The winning order of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be announced live at the end of the session. Finalists must be available to attend the event on Friday, October 22, 2022 in Mukilteo, WA to be eligible for the cash prize.

The US Trail Running Conference, presented by Orbiter, provides education, inspiration, and unique networking opportunities for trail race directors, trail runners, brands, and fans of the sport. The Conference celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and takes place on October 19-22, in Mukilteo, WA, the first 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 19-22, 2022 at

For additional information, contact Terry Chiplin, Event Director, at or 303-304-9159.

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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

About Brooks:

Brooks commitment: Our goals are simple: everyone who wants to run is welcome to run, and everyone who runs has a place to do it.

Based in Seattle, Brooks is a leading running company that designs and markets performance footwear and apparel. The company’s purpose is to inspire everyone to run their path by creating the best running gear, tools and experiences and infusing them with the Run Happy spirit. To learn more visit, and learn more about specific sustainability efforts in their Running Responsibly feature.

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