Relentless Forward Progress: Montrail and Mountain Hardwear Contest

A Montrail/Mountain Hardwear contest to celebrate the launch of Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons.

By on April 25, 2011 | Comments

If a brand has ever been synonymous with ultrarunning, it’s Montrail. Between its great products and grassroots involvement in the sport, Montrail has been a community member, benefactor, and friend of ultrarunning for a decade and a half. A few years ago, Columbia Sportswear partnered Montrail with top-notch outdoor adventure gear company Mountain Hardwear. Since then, Mountain Hardwear has been cranking out an increasingly wide array of running specific apparel, hydration systems, and more. With that in mind, there’s no pair more appropriate to kick off a week’s long series of giveaways to celebrate the launch of Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons.

Montrail logoIf you’re the lucky winner of this contest, you’ll get to pick any pair of running shoes from Montrail’s current line up. That mean’s you could choose the rugged, roomy Badrock that also performs admirably on pavement. If you’re regularly hitting the most technical of trails or looking for additional stability, the bomb-proof Sabino Trail might be the right choice for you. If you prefer the other end of the spectrum and want a speedy racer, look no further than Montrail’s newly introduced Rogue Racer. This shoe is creating some buzz and for good reason, as I suspect you’ll see it on many an ultra podium this year!

Mountain Hardwear is a good place to start for a comfortable summer of running and we’re here to hook you up.* To start, the winner will receive a Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve Tee (men’s) (women’s), a lightweight, fast-drying summer staple. The winner will also have his or her choice of Mountain Hardwear’s Men’s Refueler Short, Women’s Pacer Advance Short, or Women’s Pacer Advance Skort. Each of these bottom’s are lightweight, running-specific models that would be perfect for your first… or next ultramarathon.

As a bonus, we’re throwing in Petzl Tikka2 Plus headlamp. At less than 3 ounces, the Tikka2 Plus packs a powerful punch for lighting up your night runs. That means you can be out enjoying your Mountain/Mountain Hardwear combo even longer.

Finally, the winner will receive an iRunFar Headsweats hat. To keep you comfortable and stylish year-round.

How To Enter
CONTEST CLOSED 6 a.m. MDT Monday, May 2. Casey Henion of Charlottesville, Virginia, you’re the lucky winner of this great prize pack!

*Note: Styles and sizes are subject to availability. Fear not, the winner will be well taken care of!

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.