Our races are made possible with the generous help of our fantastic sponsors. We primarily seek to work with local Fort Collins and Mountain West companies that share a passion for sustainability, quality and active lifestyles. All companies, products and individuals that sponsor our events are entities, goods and people that we believe in, can honestly endorse and are happy to promote.
To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOP TIER SPONSORS 2016
Born in Annecy, France, Salomon has become a leader in the world of trail running, constantly pushing the envelope in product development while supporting the sport on a truly international level. With a passion for mountain sports, product development, quality and craftsmanship, Salomon gear helps you to move freely on challenging mountainous terrain. These are passions that we wholeheartedly share. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Salomon on board as our presenting shoe brand.
Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists & Harmony Hand have merged to form Colorado In Motion, a comprehensive solution for all physical & occupational therapy services. Whether it’s spending time with your family outside, hiking or running Colorado trails, cycling through the Front Range or playing in the mountains, the specialists at Colorado In Motion are dedicated to keeping you moving. Our primary goal is to empower our patients with the skills needed to live a healthy, Colorado lifestyle.
Made right here in the United States, Drymax Technologies is changing the way people run by manufacturing technically advanced socks, apparel and accessories. Drymax socks are proven to keep feet up to 25 times drier than traditional wicking socks, dramatically reducing blisters among Drymax-shod runners. We are proud to welcome Drymax into the Gnar Runners fold as the Official Sock Sponsor.
Stocking the widest range of trail running shoes in town, Altitude Running is the go-to hub for Fort Collins trail runners. Staffed by knowledgeable and experienced runners, Altitude Running is ready to equip you for your next trail running adventure.
Jusin Liddle specializes in fixed and removable prosthodontics and reconstructive implant dentistry. In short, if you crack your teeth after a nasty face plant on the trails, Justin can provide the experienced, quality care you need to restore your perfect smile.
RACE SUPPORT 2016
Countryside Animal Hospital is a family owned business in Ft. Collins, CO, established in 1993 by local ultra runner Dr. Catharine Speights. Countryside Animal Hospital specializes in personalized care of dogs and cats in a home-like setting.
The Fort Collins Running Club has been promoting fitness through running since 1971 in Fort Collins and its surrounding communities. FCRC membership benefits include entry into all Tortoise & Hare races, discounts on local race events, discounts at local running stores, and regular club runs and social events.
VFuel is proud to support Gnar Runners and the Quad Rock 50! As the first true endurance gel, VFuel was made for tough mountain courses exactly like Quad Rock. Superior recovery, ease of digestibility, and delicious flavors intended to be consumed for hours and hours, are just a few of the benefits of VFuel Endurance Gel. Order online and save 15% with coupon code GNAR15. Also available locally from Altitude Running.
Founded well over a century ago in the Jura Mountains of France, Julbo has long been at the forefront of action sports optics. Three generations have directed Julbo’s evolution from a manufacturer of corrective lenses to a global producer of protective eyewear for all outdoor sports.
Great Harvest is located in Scotch Pines Village at Drake and Lemay. Everything is made from scratch with only the finest ingredients and they never use any preservatives or artificial additives. We encourage everyone to stop in and try a free slice of bread fresh out of the oven!
With a thriving downtown Fort Collins retail business and a killer product, ultrarunner Mike Neal is well on his way to achieving ‘total cookie domination’. We’ll have Mary’s famed guest ranch cookies at the post-race BBQ for all to enjoy. In the meantime, get down to College & Mountain for a pre-race sample.
With a commitment to great beer, made in an environmentally sustainable fashion, New Belgium Brewing is the quintessential Fort Collins company.
Trader Joe’s packages innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods under the “Trader Joe’s” name. The local Fort Collins Trader Joe’s team will be stocking our aid stations and post-race with fresh fruits and produce.
Squirrel’s Nut Butter is an ALL Natural Anti-Chafe and Restorative Salve. Used by athletes around the globe, SNB protects your skin against hot spots and blisters. Use on your feet, crotch, armpits, nipples, and under your hydration pack or sports bra.
Eldorado Natural Spring Water will be donating their Organic Vitamin Spring Water, available in six delicious flavors, to help you stay refreshed and hydrated at our post-race BBQ.
Erin’s passion is photographing people in their element and capturing moments from life’s most inspiring events. Erin is based in Fort Collins, Colorado and and provides Portrait Photography, Lifestyle Portraiture, Event Photography, Wedding Photography, Interior Space Photography, and Commercial Photography.
Local ultra runner, Kristel Liddle, will be providing post race massages for our participants. Kristel is a graduate of The Healing Arts Institute and specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish, and Deep Tissue massage.