Tour with Kahtoola Race Series Kicks-Off in January

Kahtoola, a leader in innovative winter traction products, announce their Tour with Kahtoola for winter 2010. The Tour includes five races and demos at alpine and Nordic locations beginning in January.
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FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (December 22, 2009) –Kahtoola, a leader in innovative winter traction products, announce their Tour with Kahtoola for winter 2010. The Tour with Kahtoola includes five races and demos at alpine and Nordic locations beginning in January 2010. The Tour with Kahtoola features competitive and non-competitive snow travel activities including scenic guided hikes, foot races and children's activities. This is the third year Kahtoola has put on a series of winter events, introducing over 2,000 outdoor enthusiasts to adventuring on snow each season.

Kahtoola manufactures and markets the Step-In Snowshoe, MICROspikes® and KTS crampons. These products offer an entirely new way to look at snow travel by allowing users to customize their own footwear with a variety of traction and step-in snowshoe options.

At each event, participants will be eligible for free Step-In Snowshoe or MICROspike® product demo, race series goodie bags, and raffle prizes. In addition, a portion of event fees and proceeds will be contributed to local charities at each site.

Race/demo sites include:
• January 10, 2010, Kahtoola "Snow or No" 1k, 5k,and 10k, Flagstaff, AZ
• January 30, 2010, Kahtoola BigFoot Snowshoe Festival, Wasatch Mountain Park- Midway, UT
• January 30, 2010, Kahtoola Family Fun Run and 10k, Flagstaff, AZ
• February 7, 2010, Kahtoola Michigan Mountain Run, Pine Knob Ski Area - Clarkston, MI
• February 20, 2010, Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill at Sunset 3 1/2 miles, Flagstaff, AZ

To find out more about each event, as well as additional venues for testing Kahtoola, go to www.kahtoola.com for details.

About Kahtoola
Kahtoola makes innovative high-performance winter traction gear for outdoor enthusiasts. The Step-In Snowshoe is a trend-setting two in one product that offers traction and flotation. The SKYHOOK® crampon with hardened steel cleats, straps on to most shoes or boots, offering serious traction for icy trails. Step into the deck for flotation in deeper snow. Click-in SKYHOOK™ technology provides easy transition between traction and snowshoe options. Kahtoola also manufactures the Kahtoola Traction System™ (KTS), a lightweight, flexible strap-on crampon with clever folding design and flexible LeafSpring® extender bar as well as the award winning MICROspikes™ pocket-sized traction which attach securely to your footwear and require no special buckles or straps. Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, Kahtoola products are currently distributed to over 350 retail shops nationwide. Kahtoola means “directly” in Tibetan. Kahtoola's products help get runners and hikers directly where they are going, and the Tibetan spirit guides the company's philosophy. Kahtoola contributes 1% of its sales to help preserve indigenous mountain cultures worldwide through its 1% For The People program. For additional information on Kahtoola, or to locate the nearest dealer, call 866-330-8030 or check their website at www.kahtoola.com.

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