For the second year in a row Salomon is taking its Trail Tour across the United States to give runners the opportunity to experience trail running. Salomon’s mobile showroom will make stops in eight regions of the country, offering free trail running clinics, group trail runs, demos and giveaways.
Angels Camp, CA -- River outfitter O.A.R.S. has released a new 23-minute whitewater orientation video. Covering PFDs (personal flotation devices), helmets, footwear, paddles, boats, non-voluntary swimming, river hazards, and inflatable kayaks, the video consists of 11 parts and includes on-river depictions of the situations described from actual trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, Idaho’s Salmon River, and California’s Tuolumne River.
Bellingham, WA – Partnering with the non-profit North Cascades Institute (NCI), McNett has relaunched its “Take a Kid Outside” campaign to help underserved kids get outside and enjoy the outdoors.“We know that having the right gear for outdoor adventures is not feasible for all kids. This program of loaned gear coupled with NCI’s efforts at introducing kids to wild places will impact thousands of kids’ lives,” said McNett’s chief operating officer Travis Huisman.
At the moment the program is a regional initiative but as McNett and NCI begin building a gear locker the program is set to expand nationwide.
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.