Salomon Joins Rainshadow Running as Presenting Sponsor


Seattle, WA-Rainshadow Running is excited to announce a new partnership with global outdoor sports powerhouse, Salomon. The iconic outdoor brand will join as Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Rainshadow Running race series.

Since 2006, Rainshadow Running has promoted its unique brand of world-class, destination trail races throughout the Pacific Northwest. In addition to beautiful and challenging mountain courses, Rainshadow events always feature a dynamic post-race party, replete with great food, craft beer, and live music from local bands, promoting a close sense of community among runners and their families. Participants range from world-class ultramarathon runners to recreational competitors who come back year after year because of the inclusive, supportive atmosphere.

“We are very excited about this partnership”, commented Rainshadow Running Race Director, James Varner. “Salomon has played a significant role in advancing our sport over the past decade through their innovative product design, inspirational films and partnerships with iconic athletes like Kilian Jornet, Max King, Gary Robbins, Emilie Forsberg, Anna Frost, and Ellie Greenwood. We are excited about the opportunity to work with such an influential brand to enhance the experience for our participants.”

This year, runners and volunteers will have an opportunity to learn more about Salomon’s product line and interact with their athletes. At each race weekend, Rainshadow Running will give away a host of great raffle prizes, including a pair of Salomon shoes and a Suunto GPS watch.

2016 Rainshadow Running Race Schedule

Saturday, Jan 30 Orcas Island 25k, Olga, WA
Saturday, Feb 6 Orcas Island 50k, Olga, WA
Friday, Feb 19-20 Orcas Island 100-mile, Olga, WA
Saturday, April 2 Gorge Waterfalls 100k, Columbia River Gorge, OR
Saturday, April 9 Gorge Waterfalls 50k, Columbia River Gorge, OR
Saturday, April 16 Yakima Skyline Rim 50k,Ellensburg, WA
Sunday, April 17 Yakima Skyline Rim 25k, Ellensburg, WA
Saturday, May 21 Sun Mountain 50M & 50k, Winthrop, WA
Sunday, May 22 Sun Mountain 25k, Winthrop, WA
Saturday, June 4 Beacon Rock 50k & 25k,North Bonneville, WA
Saturday, October 8* Oregon Coast 50k, Yachats, OR
Sunday, October 9*Oregon Coast 30k, Yachats, OR
Saturday, December 10*Deception Pass 50k, Oak Harbor, WA
Sunday, December 11* Deception Pass 25k, Oak Harbor, WA

* Dates tentative


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