Newton Running, the leading natural running footwear brand, is fielding an impressive team of runners for the 2010 Badwater Ultramarathon on July 12th-14th, 2010. Team Newton for Badwater includes legendary ultrarunner Pam Reed, 7-time adventure racing world champion Ian Adamson, and experienced Badwater competitor Jim Smith.
â€œBadwater, with its 100+ temperatures and 13,000' of elevation gain, is one of the toughest tests of both runners and their shoes,â€ states Ian Adamson, Newton Running's director of research and education, who will be running Badwater for the first time. â€œWith her 7th place overall finish last year and two Badwater wins under her belt, Pam Reed has already proven that Newtons can handle to rigors of Badwater.â€
Pam Reed's accomplishments are numerousâ€”in addition to winning Badwater twice (2002 and 2003) she is the American female record holder for the 490 miles she ran around a track over six days at the Self-Transcendence race in Flushing Meadows, NYC.
Adamson has joined Racers Against Childhood Cancer and is collecting pledges in order to fund research and financially support kids in their fight against cancer. He has set his fundraising goal at $10,000 and is collecting pledges here.
About Newton Running
Founded in Boulder, Colorado by two passionate runners, Newton Running is the leading Natural Running footwear brand. Using patented Action/Reaction Technologyâ„¢, Newton Running shoes help runners achieve a faster and more efficient midfoot/forefoot running form with less injury. In addition to its devotion to help people run better, Newton Running is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of its products and is committed to be a responsible corporate citizen through the support of numerous charitable organizations. Newton Running shoes are available at hundreds of specialty retails across the country and around the world, or at www.newtonrunning.com.