Brooks-Range to Sponsor The Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Series

Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment announced today that the company will be the Official Map Tool of Checkpoint Tracker Adventuring Racing and the Checkpoint Tracker National Championships.
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FREMONT, CALIF. (May 6, 2010) – Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment announced today that the company will be the Official Map Tool of Checkpoint Tracker Adventuring Racing and the Checkpoint Tracker National Championships, a national Adventure Racing event that will culminate after 80 regional events and is set for October 29, 2010 (location TBA).

In addition to providing product to the adventure race winners both regionally and nationally, Brooks-Range has sought input on product development from representatives of the organization, making the products worthy of the Checkpoint Tracker endorsement. The Checkpoint Tracker logo will be included on the Brooks-Range Adventure Racing Map Tool line of products, including the Adventure Racing Map Tool Pro and the Pocket Adventure Racing Map Tool.

"We're very excited to have partnered with Brooks Range Mountaineering to design what we think will quickly become the gold standard in mapping tools for adventure racers," commented Paul Angell, president of Checkpoint Zero, LLC. "Their support of Checkpoint Tracker will help ensure that we are able continue pursuing our long-term goal of offering adventure racers the most innovative and exciting competitive adventure racing series in existence today."

The Brooks-Range Adventure Racing Map Tool line of products, including the Adventure Racing Map Tool Pro and the Pocket Adventure Racing Map Tool will be available online at www.brooks-range.com this summer.

About Brooks-Range
Brooks-Range is a manufacturer of mountaineering and outdoor equipment located in Fremont, Calif., providing innovative, top-quality backcountry and outdoor gear for professional guides and recreational travelers alike. Brooks-Range products -- designed to deliver the ultimate in utility, comfort and safety in the backcountry and outdoors – are tested by some of the world's top mountaineering, avalanche and backcountry professionals. These experts form the core of the Brooks-Range Advisory Board. Most products are made in the USA and are sold at outdoor retail shops nationwide, and on the web at www.brooks-range.com.

About Checkpoint Tracker
Checkpoint Tracker is the largest national competitive adventure racing series in the United States. It is comprised of more than 80 events ranging from Sprint length races lasting just a few hours to Expeditions that run non-stop for several days. Racers and Teams create free profiles at: Checkpointtracker.com and compete in participating events to earn points that contribute towards their national ranking. Top ranked teams in each of the five Checkpoint Tracker divisions (Solo, 2 Person Coed, 2 Person Open, Open Elite and Coed Elite) will be invited to compete in the inaugural Checkpoint Tracker National Championship.
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