The Thru-Hike-Syndicate Kicks Off its Fifth Season Supporting Thru-Hikers on the Trail

Since its inception in 2014, 71 ambassadors have set their sights more than 171,000 miles
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Red Wing, MN - January 18, 2018 

Vasque footwear, a family-owned company with more than 50 years of experience in the outdoor footwear sector, is pleased to announce the kick-off of the fifth season of the Thru-Hike Syndicate, a brand partner-powered program supporting a select group of thru-hikers attempting to complete the longest trails throughout North America. More than 200 applications have already been submitted for the 2018 season. The application period is open through January 21, 2018 at

Since its inception in 2014, 71 ambassadors have set their sights more than 171,000 miles, utilizing the latest and best gear from each sponsor company on their thru hikes while representing each sponsor brand on the trail. The 2018 Thru-Hike Syndicate is supported by Vasque, Osprey Packs, OtterBox, NEMO Equipment, Leki Trekking Poles and Darn Tough Vermont.

"It's been amazing watching thru-hiking gain incredible momentum over the years and we're proud to have been the founding partner of the Thru-hike-Syndicate,” said Joe Peters, head of global marketing at Vasque. “We’re thrilled with the early interest in this season’s program, with more than 200 applications submitted already! With a few days remaining in the application period, there’s still time to get your application in!”

To learn more about the Thru-Hike Syndicate and follow the journey of each ambassador, visit the


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