La Sportiva Announces GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run3 Sweepstakes Winner

Richard Yasparro is the winner of the GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run3 Sweepstakes that ran ran on La Sportiva’s Facebook page for the last two months.

Boulder, Colo.) –La Sportiva North America, makers of the world's finest mountain products, announces the winner of the GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run3 Sweepstakes. The contest ran on the company's Facebook page for the last two months and Richard Yasparro was selected as the winner.

“I am really excited about this opportunity!” exclaimed Yasparro. “I have dreamed of doing this race for quite a while and am overjoyed that I finally get to participate!”

As the winner of the contest, Yasparro wins a race registration for the Run3, a pair of La Sportiva mountain running shoes, and a custom race-training plan. The Run3 is a popular way for runners to be part of this event by running alongside the teams for the first three stages, including the high point over Hope Pass, and the crossing of the Continental Divide at Tennessee Pass on the Colorado Trail. The Run3 field travels 58.4 miles and gains 8,600 feet of elevation.

Richard started running during his Naval service and discovered an innate affinity for the sport. While in the Navy, he attended SWCC training and logged many miles running in boots and fatigues. Besides running, he is an avid triathlete and mountain biker. Colorado is one of his favorite places to explore and he is looking forward to racing in the high mountains.

The sixth edition of the GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run is August 14-19, 2012. Starting in Buena Vista, Colorado and finishing in Beaver Creek, the 2012 route will have a total of 120 miles of single-track and double track through the historic wild west of the high Colorado Rockies. Along the way, runners will travel for six stages along the Continental Divide, cross high mountain summits, traverse alpine meadows and enjoy a true wilderness experience.

While simply finishing the race is admirable for many participants; competition will be fierce at the front of the pack for $20,000 in prize money. Teams of two will compete in five different categories: Open Men, Open Women, Open Mixed, Masters Men (80+ combined ages) and Masters Women.

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