Tech4o® Sponsors 2012 Trail Runner Trophy Series

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Johnson Outdoors' Tech4o (Technology for Outdoors) brand today announced its sponsorship of the Trail Runner Trophy Series, the largest points–based off-road running series in North America consisting of 138 trail races from March 1 through September 30, 2012.

"Trail racing has become one of the most popular outdoor activities in the U.S. over the past few years and we are excited to work with Trail Runner to help bring awareness to this great outdoor activity,” said Linda Grebe, product manager of Tech4o. "Our Discover GPS watches are a great training companion for those interested in learning more about their personal performance and tracking their progress over time. We wish everyone joining the Series the best of luck.”

All participants who finish a Trail Runner Trophy Series Race are automatically entered into the Series. Each racer earns points for completing a race and bonus points for finishing in the top three. The top three male and female winners in the Marathon and Longer Division, and the male and female with the most Trophy Series points in their age groups in the Non-marathon Division at the end of the series, will be awarded prize packages donated by sponsoring companies. Tech4o is sponsoring the Series with financial support as well as a product donation of its Discover watches. For more information on the Series please visit: http://www.trailrunnermag.com/races/trophy-series.

The Discover watch is a lightweight GPS training watch designed to capture and report detailed information about each workout, whether it be running, cycling, hiking or sailing. It uses a high-sensitivity GPS chip to track and display metrics and provides a function to auto map a route. The route traveled, as well as speed, distance, altitude, maximum and minimum heart rate, calorie burn, etc. are collected and viewable via a customizable LED display for a quick and easy read. The data is also recorded to an internal log for tracking and statistics over time. After a workout, consumers can use the PC-compatible software that interfaces with Google Earth to upload their entire route and obtain more detailed information about it, including how fast they went over any given segment.

About Tech4o
Tech4o is known for innovative instruments that provide feedback on one's personal performance and environment including handheld and watch-style digital computers with functions such as speed, distance, heart rate, altitude, barometric pressure, compass and time, for a number of activities. Tech4o, www.tech4o.com, is part of the Johnson Outdoors' family of innovative, market-leading brands. The company turns ideas into adventure with a portfolio of award-winning, innovative brands that span the globe, including among others, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Ocean Kayak™, Necky® kayaks, Minn Kota® motors, Humminbird® fishfinders, Scubapro® and UWATEC® dive equipment, Silva® compasses and Tech4o® digital instruments. For more information, visit www.johnsonoutdoors.com.

About Trail Runner magazine
Trail Runner is the only magazine dedicated to the off-road running community, encouraging runners of all ages and abilities to experience the outdoors and achieve a healthier lifestyle through off-road running. Trail Runner magazine inspires and informs with accurate, intelligent and in-depth writing and compelling photography. It is published eight times per year.
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