Stratham, NH --To bolster awareness of Arbor Day and help people celebrate it this year Timberland announced the relaunching of its Hortiscope quiz on Facebook with the promise of one tree planted in Haiti for each Hortiscope completed. That’s on top of its commitment in 2010 to plant 5-million trees in Haiti within five years, of which they have already planted 1.4-million.
Outdoor China, the Shanghai exhibition for the development of China's outdoor sports industry, has been postponed until 2013.
Suunto will host the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) Quarterly Network Night on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Amer Sports Winter and Outdoor Americas (ASWO) offices in Ogden, UT.
OluKai has opened registration for its OluKai Ho'olaule'a, a celebration of the ocean and its surrounding cultures. The event will be held on Maui from May 12 to 13 at the Lae 'Ula O Kai Canoe Club at Kanaha Beach Park.
Aron Ralston has been announced as the featured speaker at The Conservation Alliance Breakfast during the summer OR show. Ralston is known as the hiker who had his hand pinned by a boulder while hiking in Utah's canyon country and, after six days, had to self amputate to reach rescue.
ISPO Beijing and the Chinese outdoor market, as a whole, are showing strong growth. The ISPO show held at the Chinese capital has added one day to the show, running a total of four days. Exhibitors are also increasing, up by 28 percent for a total of 353 while space for the increased exhibitors has grown by 37 percent.
Tern Bicycles and Austin's SXSW conference have announced a collaborative bike share program. Tern will be the exclusive industry cycling partner for the conference's first ever bike share program, named “SXcycles.” The program will be available for the five days of the conference, from March 9 to 13.
Though The North Face Endurance Challenge Series has wrapped up for the season, the series will return in March with at least one new race addition.
Events this year were held in Bear Mountain, NY, Washington, DC, Kansas City, MO, Madison, WI and Atlanta, GA. The races brought out top athletes including 2011 San Francisco Marathon winner and USATF 100K Champion Michael Wardian, two-time Western States winner Hal Koerner, winner of the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France Lizzy Hawker, and Western States Champion Geoff Roes.
Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition has announced that Donna Carpenter, president and co-owner of Burton Snowboards will act as keynote speaker for the 2012 OIWC Breakfast and Awards Presentation. She will address issues such as “Where are all the women? Why diversity is good for business.”