Salomon has announced a partnership with Aravaipa Running, the Arizona-based trail and ultra-running event organizer best known for iconic races like the Kendall Mountain Run and the Desert Solstice. Together, the brands will deliver 26 high-quality races with the goal of encouraging, inspiring and growing the trail running communities in the southwest. The sponsorship kicked off Jan. 5 at the San Tan Scramble in Queen Creek, Arizona, which featured 50K, 26K, 17K and 9K distances.
“We are thrilled to partner with a company like Salomon that believes in our community, our culture, and our vision for trail running in the southwestern United States,” says Hayley Pollack, president of Aravaipa Running. “Aravaipa Running is always striving to find partnerships that truly build upon our values and community, and we are so excited to have found just such a collaboration.
Aravaipa Running is an event production company that specializes in trail and ultra-marathon running events. Founded by Jamil Coury, a renowned ultrarunner, social media personality, and creator of the #RunSteepGetHigh brand, for over a decade the company has built a community of people, events and inspiration around trail and endurance running across Arizona and Colorado. Every year, it hosts nearly 30 races—including several virtual events—with the goal of getting people outside.
“Salomon couldn’t be happier to partner with Aravaipa Running. We look forward to working with their strong running community to inspire runners to play outside and achieve their trail running goals,” says Mike Ambrose, endurance marketing manager for Salomon in the U.S.