Where the Road Ends: SCARPA, Outdoor Research, Ibex, and More Contest

You’re chance to win a great prize package from SCARPA, Outdoor Research, Ibex, Balega, and more.

By on April 16, 2016 | Comments

Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail RunningIt’s the weekend, but the contests aren’t ending yet in the Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running Launch Week celebration! In fact, we’ve got more brands involved in today’s contest than on any other day! Check out the great prizes from SCARPA, Ibex, Outdoor Research, BUFF, GU, Sof Sole, Balega, Fuel Belt, YakTrax, and Dry Guy.

How to Help!

Today, we’d ask you to spread the word about Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running however you feel most comfortable whether that’s sharing news of the book on Facebook or Twitter, telling a friend about it, or buying a copy for that neighbor who’s been curious about what you do out on the trails. Thanks!

The Contest

SCARPA logoFor the better part of a century, SCARPA’s craftsman have been designing and making artisan shoes in Northern Italy with its products being quickly adopted by mountaineers and climbers as the sports grew a half century ago. Today, SCARPA and its craftsman produce a full-line of trail running shoes, including the Neutron, a rugged, well-lugged trail shoe in a nimble, breathable package.

Ibex logoWool’s cool… or warm. Seriously, wool’s a highly versatile material from which incredible innovators can now craft clothes suitable for every purpose. Take, for instance, the Ibex W2 Sport T. It’s got all the comfort and good looks of a wool shirt while being light enough to be comfortable on even hot runs. I travel with mine, first wearing it as a casual tee and then as a running shirt. The Indy Full Zip long sleeve offers more warmth with the great versatility offered by a full zip.

Outdoor Research LogoOutdoor Research makes a wide range of outdoor apparel and accessories, including items for for running. Their Delirium Shorts with a rear-zip pocket will have women covered for miles on the trail, while men can sport Turbine Shorts for a more modest look on the trails. A trail runner can also throw on OR’s technical Whirlwind Hoody for added warmth on cooler days.

GU EnergyYeah, so GU’s upped their game since earlier in the week! :-) Thanks to them, we’ll be giving today’s winner a box of GU Energy Gel, Roctane Energy GelGU Energy Chews, GU Hydration Drink Mix, and Roctane Energy Drink Mix. So, the winner of this contest will have no excuse for not fueling out on the trails!

The winner will also receive an Original BUFF, the original multi-purpose headwear.

Sof Sole is hooking this contest’s winner up with a variety of therapy and rehabilitation products to keep her or him running. These include the Sof Sole Foot Roller, Sof Sole Gel Support insoleSof Sole Massage Ball, and Sof Sole Fit Series insoles.

Balega Blister Resist socks are a mix of mohair and synthetic fibers in a technical running sock.

If you’re looking to bring a small amount of fluid on your trail run, perhaps to quench your thirst or wash down a gel, you could use the handheld FuelBelt Sprinter 10-ounce waterbottle.

If you’re trail shoes occasionally get wet or you live in a super dry climate, a little newspaper shoved into your shoes can help dry things out well enough. However, if you live in a spot that’s of the damper sort, you might want a little more help drying out your trail shoes, lest they quickly become an insufferable, soggy stinkfest. Enter the Dry Guy Travel Dry DX, a portable, powered dryer that uses fans and a gentle heater to greatly aid the drying process.

If you’re likely to face snow or ice on your trail run, you might consider throwing on a set of traction devices for more grip. The Yaktrax Run was designed specifically for runners with a mix of carbide spikes and steel coils to slip on over your shoes for optimal traction.

How to Enter

To enter, all you need to do us leave a comment before 11:59 p.m. MDT on Saturday, April 23rd. Please make sure to include your email address in the comment form, so we can get in touch with you if you win! (We’ll only use these email addresses to contact the winners of this contest and never for other purposes.)

Additional Contests

As a reminder, we’ve launched seven separate contests during launch week with almost $12,000 in total prizes!

Winners will be determined in the weeks following the contests’ closure. We’ll notify all winners directly.

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.