After a virtual event in 2021, Kahtoola, creator of award-winning MICROspikes®, EXOspikes™ and NANOspikes® brand traction and performance-driven gaiters, is excited to announce that registration is now open for its 15th annual, in-person Uphill event. Taking place on Saturday Feb. 12, 2022, the event challenges racers to tackle Arizona Snowbowl’s mountainous slopes on foot and will follow COVID-19 protocols to ensure a safe, fun and family-friendly day. All race and raffle proceeds benefit the youth environmental education programs at Arizona-based nonprofit Friends of Camp Colton.
“Camp Colton’s 50 year legacy of discovery, adventure, learning, and friendship is a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts and we have high hopes that the event will be a huge fundraising success,” said Danny Giovale, Founder and Owner of Kahtoola.
Early birds can now register through 12/29/21 to save $15. Registration is open to all ages and will remain active until 2/12/22 or whenever the race is sold out. Participants can race individually or as a team of four with fantastic fundraising incentives for all racers. Fundraising and direct donations can be made via the event’s website. Costumes are encouraged and race categories range from the easy Fun Climb, to the more challenging Midway or the Lumberyard Brewing Company Agassiz Climbs. All elevation gain must be human-powered, with racers on foot (use of spikes, skis and snowshoes allowed). New for 2022, a non-binary category has been added to event registration.
Post-race, participants and spectators are invited to enjoy food and festivities at the Arizona Snowbowl’s Fremont Restaurant & Bar, the event’s start/finish location. Toasty outdoor heaters and fire pits will be available for outside enjoyment.
To-date, the GORE-TEX Kahtoola Uphill event has raised over $450,000 to help kids experience life-changing times in nature. For more information on Friends of Camp Colton, please contact Ari Wilder at email@example.com or call 928-527-6142.
Since 1999, Kahtoola has been creating reliable gear that makes the outdoors more accessible and rewarding. Kahtoola’s gaiters, hiking crampons, and flexible footwear traction systems, including MICROspikes®, EXOspikes™ and NANOspikes®, are built to improve safety and performance in wintry locales around the globe. Every product is thoughtfully designed and vigorously tested at the brand’s Flagstaff, AZ headquarters high on the Colorado Plateau. Owned and operated by founder Danny Giovale, Kahtoola proudly grants 1% of annual sales to fund projects that support indigenous cultures and improve communities, healthcare, education, resources and the environment. For more information, please visit Kahtoola.com.