Vasque Steps into Adventure Racing as the Official Footwear of the US Adventure Racing Association for 2014


Red Wing, MN – Coinciding with the debut of its technologically advanced trail runner, the Ultra SST, Vasque is proud to announce its partnership as the official footwear of the United States Adventure Racing Association (USARA) for 2014.

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Dedicated to the promotion and support of Adventure Racing, the USARA’s mission is to guide and assist race directors and committees in conducting events that are fun, safe and fair to all participants. In addition, the organization provides for the health, welfare and safety of all participants, spectators, officials and volunteers, guaranteeing an exciting and enjoyable experience for all involved. In 2014, there will be 45 race opportunities where co-ed teams of 3 can qualify for the ‘Heart & Soul’ of Adventure Racing, the National Championships in October in Maryland.

“We have supplied footwear for top teams in the adventure racing world for their training and competitions,” states Marketing Manager, Julie Quinn. “It was a natural fit for us to partner with the USARA to support these athletes, the events they participate in throughout the year and the sport as a whole.” 

The Ultra SST trail runner from Vasque is well-suited for the adventure racer, emphasizing comfort and performance in equal measure on the trail. By conforming to a runner’s foot and to the trail, adventure racers will enjoy a one-to-one fit with their shoe that will allow them to be nimble and quick when navigating the trails during training and on race day. 

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“Vasque has a long history in the outdoor arena and is the perfect partner for the USARA,” says Troy Farrar, USARA President. “We are looking forward to the coming year and feel the Vasque partnership will be instrumental to the success of adventure racing in 2014.”

 For additional information on Vasque visit or email Angie Houck at

About Vasque

Vasque is a performance-based outdoor footwear brand rich in heritage and deeply rooted in the outdoors. From its beginning in 1964 to today, Vasque understands the outdoors is a state of mind. It is this understanding that motivates Vasque to focus on world-class fit and quality in every performance backpacking, hiking and trail running shoe they create. Vasque’s authentic footwear is designed and built to withstand harsh conditions, rugged wear and the tests of time while delivering the best fit and all-day comfort on the trail.


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