Kahtoola Partners with Inov-8;Launches Snow Race Series

Kahtoola, a leader in performance footwear traction and snow travel systems and Inov-8, specialists in outdoor trail footwear, announce the debut of the Kahtoola Snow Series for Winter 2008.
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KAHTOOLA PARTNERS WITH INOV-8;
LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE SNOW RACE/DEMO SERIES IN 2008
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona and FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts (July 13, 2007) – Kahtoola, a leader in performance footwear traction and snow travel systems and Inov-8, specialists in outdoor trail footwear, announce the debut of the Kahtoola Snow Series for Winter 2008. The Kahtoola Snow Series includes races and demos at nine alpine and Nordic locations nationwide beginning in January 2008. The Kahtoola Snow Series features competitive and non-competitive snow travel activities including scenic guided hikes, foot races, uphill climbs and 24-hour races.
Kahtoola and Inov-8 will provide demos and product support to attendees at each event. Kahtoola manufactures and markets the FLIGHTsystemâ„¢. The product is an entirely new way to look at snow travel by allowing users to customize their own footwear with a variety of traction, protection and flotation options. The FLIGHTsystemâ„¢ includes the insulated FLIGHTbootâ„¢ with built-in traction and FLIGHTdeckâ„¢ step-in snowshoe deck. Inov-8 manufactures lightweight footwear, socks and hydration packs for demanding outdoor pursuits.
At each event, participants will be eligible for free product demos, goodie bags, and raffle prizes. A portion of race/event fees and proceeds will be contributed to the Mountain Fund, to assist indigenous mountain communities worldwide.
Race/demo sites include:
• Kahtoola Grand Teton Challenge, January 12, Kelly Canyon Resort-Idaho Falls, Idaho
• Kahtoola “Snow or No” Snowshoe Race, January 20,Flagstaff Nordic Center, Flagstaff, Arizona
• Kahtoola 24-Hour Moonlight Peak Bagging Series-Event #1, January 19/20, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
• Kahtoola Wasatch Winter Bigfoot Festival 50k, 10k and 5k, January 26, Wasatch Mountain State Park, Midway, Utah
• Jackson Hole Kahtoola Klimb, February 2, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
• Snowshoe the Bear with Kahtoola, February 9, Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Lake, Calif.
• Michigan Kahtoola FlightBoot Romp, February 9, Location TBA, Michigan
• Kahtoola 24-Hour Moonlight Peak Bagging Series-Event #2, February 23/24, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
• Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill, March 8, Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff, Arizona

To find out more about each event, as well as additional venues for testing Kahtoola and Inov-8, go to www.kahtoola.com for details.

About Kahtoola
Kahtoola makes innovative high performance footwear traction and snow travel systems for everyday outdoor enthusiasts. The Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem™ is a trend-setting product with an innovative design that offers traction, warmth, protection and flotation. The FLIGHTsystem™ includes the insulated FLIGHTboot™ with built-in traction and FLIGHTdeck™ step-in snowshoe deck. Kahtoola also manufactures the Kahtoola Traction System™ (KTS). A lightweight flexible strap-on crampon with clever compact folding design and the flexible LeafSpring® extender bar. Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, Kahtoola is currently distributed to over 150 retail shops nationwide. For additional information on Kahtoola, or to locate the nearest dealer, call 866-330-8030 or check their web site at www.kahtoola.com. Kahtoola means “directly” in Tibetan. Not only do their products get runners and hikers directly where they're going, the Tibetan spirit of Kahtoola guides their philosophy. The company contributes 1% of its sales to help preserve indigenous mountain cultures worldwide.

About Inov-8
Based in "England's last Wilderness," the North Pennines, Inov-8 is a British company that's passionate about off-road running products. They're committed to providing you with functional, lightweight products that will enhance your performance and enjoyment. The Inov-8 design philosophy is to design products around the natural function of the human body's biomechanics. Their range of off road shoes follows the precision shape of the foot providing the wearer with a secure and intimate fit that's almost like running barefoot. It is, and always will be Inov-8's philosophy to look at the body's function for inspiration and guidance whenever they design product for the high performance athlete or the recreational runner and walker. All of their products are extensively tested by enthusiasts and elite international athletes to guarantee they perform like they say. www.inov-8.com.
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