With spring finally coming to the mountains of the Northern Hemisphere and firmly entrenched in many other places, heading out the door becomes a bit easier. The promise held by the unseen miles and kilometers are whispered to us by a warming wind. We answer by running onward, by embracing in the simple freedom that is putting one foot in front of the other.
Running is a freeing act. In it, we escape the bounds of expectations, routine, and homogenous comfort. Through running, we also indulge in exploration of the roads, the trails, our bodies, and our minds. This is freedom affirmed. We want to celebrate the freedom that comes from and is expressed through running.
What You Can Win
The grand prize is the winner’s choice of entry into one of the brand new Ragnar Trail Relays presented by Salomon. There are six Ragnar Trail relays this year, with teams of either four (ultra) or eight (non-ultra) runners, sequentially rotating through 24 legs over three loops for a total of 120 miles. The first event is being run April 26-27 near Zion National Park in southwestern Utah. The five events open to the grand-prize winner are:
- Appalachians –June 7-8 (Big Bear Lake, West Virginia)
- Tahoe – July 26-27 (Lake Tahoe, California)
- Snowbasin – August 16-17 (Ogden, Utah)
- McDowell Mountain – October 18-19 (Scottsdale, Arizona)
- Vail Lake – November 15-16 (Vail Lake, California)
Update: The Grand Prize winner will now also receive a Suunto Abmit 2s!
Three runners up will receive a Salomon S-Lab Light Jacket, a 2.2-ounce (63-gram), full-zip wind jacket. Simple and sleek (and ultralight), there’s nothing about this jacket that holds you back.
We’ll also randomly award five pairs of the Salomon Sense Hydro S-Lab Set, a new glove-based hydration system new from Salomon this spring.
How to Entry
Here’s the deal, you’ve got until 11:59 p.m. MDT on May 14 to submit a written, photo, video, or other entry to express how running frees you and your spirit. You’ll need to leave a comment to this article by the deadline to be considered. You can link to your work elsewhere, be it photos, videos, or even a blog entry you subsequently post in response to this contest.
BTW, even a quick comments makes you eligible to win prizes, so be sure to enter.
Only US residents are eligible to win.