Salomon brings urban trail running event to San Francisco

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Ogden, UT— Salomon, a leader in technical design and innovation in mountain sports, is bringing its hit event series, CITYTRAIL™ to the San Francisco area on September 27, 2014. The looped urban trail run will include distances of 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer and half marathon all starting and finishing at Little Marina Green.

CITYTRAIL™ events are part trail and part pavement runs that unveil opportunities within urban landscapes to experience dynamic terrain challenges typically found in trail running. The courses will include stairs, multi-surface paths and side streets within the cities. Suunto is the official timing partner and will manage the race start and finish times at each event.

“The CITYTRAIL™ event in Minneapolis earlier this year was a great success and participants found that the trail running experience within the city limits was liberating and exciting,” says Ashley Williams, vice president of marketing at Amer Sports Americas. “It makes races more fun and dynamic and we are certain that people in the San Francisco area will similarly embrace this great opportunity.”

For more race information on San Francisco CITYTRAIL™ including course maps and registration, visit here.

More about the CITYTRAIL™ concept:

CITYTRAIL™ brings the trail running spirit to people who dream of running in the mountains, but live in the city. CITYTRAIL™ is a better way to run. By discovering new sites and taking a more unconventional, multi-surfaced route, the city can offer as much variety as the mountains.

Salomon used its expertise in creating innovative products for mountain running and developed a line of running products around the CITYTRAIL™ concept. The X-Series running shoes help runners feel at home on any surface, from wood chips to pavement to wet roots. Firm cushioning and a smooth ride make them excellent on pavement, while rock protection and stellar grip easily tackle off-road terrain. The X-Series includes three models the X-Scream, X-Tour and X-Wind which are designed for every type of runner, ready for any surface, anytime.

Salomon’s Park running apparel compliments CITYTRAIL™ as well, combining technical fabrics and features with a relaxed, understated silhouette that is equally at home on the city bike path as it is running a mountain ridgeline. Stylish quick-drying fabrics and flatlock seams provide comfort and breathability that allows you to move freely for any sport.

Additionally, Salomon launched the CITYTRAIL™ app that will features routes and help runners discover more in their cities which will be run off of Suunto’s Movescount platform and is available in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play now. To find out more about the app please visit here.

Salomon, the mountain sports company. Salomon was founded in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps. Since then, we’ve been creating innovative products to enhance the performance of athletes. Performance led design is our past. Performance led design is our future.

About Suunto

Suunto was founded in 1936 by Tuomas Vohlonen, a Finnish orienteer and inventor of the liquid-filled field compass. Since then Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and instruments used by adventure seekers all over the globe. From the top of the mountain to the bottom of the sea, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto’s headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, Suunto products are sold in over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation along with its sister brands Salomon, Arc’teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, and Mavic.