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

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.

There are 872 comments

  1. Katie W

    Hello, it’s me. I’ve been wondering if after all these contests there’ll be something sent to me. : )

  2. Joe Coppom

    Looking forward to reading the new book! I hit iRunFar on a daily basis! You all do a great job especially with your race coverage.

  3. Katherine

    Definitely need to share this book with my trail group. Runners of all experiences will benefit! Thanks for the great book and these awesome contests!

  4. David B Leeke

    Good luck with Where the Road Ends, guys!
    You deserve success for all the hard work and dedication you’ve put into the running community.
    Thank you
    Relentless Forward Progress was a key to the door of ultra running for me. I still use to charts for mileage building.

  5. Stuart Maish

    I started running 42 years ago – isn’t this an exciting opportunity that was not even thought of back then. Thank you.

    1. Bryon Powell

      Yes. The book will be distributed in Australia! I’ve personally been in touch with our publisher’s office over there. It’ll be a few weeks before the books arrive by ship, but they’ll be there!

  6. Phil Tailby

    Another great bundle of goodies, count me in, and have you heard there’s a great new trail running book out?

  7. Judith Williams

    I followed Bryon’s Relentless Forward Progress for my first 50k at 54 years old so I am looking forward to reading the new book! ( Side note: planning to get a “relentless forward progress tattoo”

  8. Mark

    It’s a bit scary to think how many Gu Expresso Loves I’ve had over the years.

    Outdoor Research is probably my favorite technical outdoor clothing company right now – their stuff fits me well & their Infinite Guarantee is top notch. I cannot say enough good things about them.

  9. Todd Gallagher

    so many great contests with so many great prizes form great people writing a great book for a great community of runners

  10. tina henriksson

    I ran a trail race today, in my trusted old salomons, would be really intetesting to try somthing new!

  11. Joe Urie

    This has been a great series of contests.
    I certainly hope Canada doesn’t get shut out.
    I’m looking forward to the book.

  12. Ryan Stormo

    Love everything you guys do! Looking forward to the book. Wishing you two a wonderful rest of your year. (M)

  13. John Cushma

    This is really cool – regardless of winning or not it’s a great introduction to new products!

  14. Jamie

    Oh snap, I thought this was a Monday through Friday thing, but the contests keep coming. Count me in. (p.s. I’m a guy)

  15. Cody L Custis

    The statistician in me thinks it is worthwhile to enter the contest, although judging by the names, suspects that women have a much better chance of winning then men.

    1. Marc Lehman

      I’ve been getting ready to get a new handheld bottle, this owul dbe perfect. And props to Gu for upping their game!

  16. Dan Tyree

    Your last book helped me get off the roads and on to the trails. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks for all you do for the trail community.

  17. Linnea (female)

    As a beginner in trailrunning I think I’ve finally found something I really like doing, and hopefully can keep on doing until age 90-ish. I’m eager to learn more about trailrunning and this book seems promising. Can’t help entering this giveaway too for a chance to get some gear to help me on the way to becoming a full fledged trailrunner.

  18. doug k

    I have three pairs of Italian leather shoes, but two of the pairs are hiking boots.. Scarpa and Zamberlan..

  19. Colin Brigh

    I wear an Ibex indie for our cool weather runs, and after six years would love to have another one.

  20. Lisa Campbell

    This contest sure is getting lots of attention from the trail running crowd!
    What a great idea for advertising a book!

  21. Curt Krieger

    Always love irunfar contests…also need to add this book to my collection. Already have Relentless Forward Progress!

  22. Charissa Garcia

    Some of these are new products I have never used, would be awesome to try some of them out! Thank you for another great day of products!

  23. Brendan Watt

    Would love some new gear for the trails here in Australia. I seem to be wearing through it very quickly! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes.

  24. Hans

    More classic Italian climbing shoes brands! I’m curious about the Scarpas and then the Whirlwind looks highly usable too. And the rest… You’ve put so much on my wanna-try-list now!

  25. Jen

    This is an insane prize pack. It would take a year for me to afford all the cool gear here. Great mix of products!

  26. Matt Guenther

    This is awesome! Thanks for putting all this together and for being such a great resource for runners!

  27. AmandaG

    Looking forward to reading the book and congratulations on all the hard work! Would love an opportunity to win, thank you!!


  28. Faith

    I love Outdoor Research and Scarpa is also one of my favorite brands. Excited to see new products from both of them!

  29. Albert Liau

    Thank you for the contests. I look forward to reading your book. I’ve liked your page on my Fb page so I hope you get some promotion in Asia!

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