Sponsors & Partners
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and partners. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor you can learn more HERE.
Salomon is a footwear and apparel company that needs little introduction, but we will make one anyways! The Afton Trail Run is very excited to continue our longstanding relationship with Salomon! The collaboration between engineers, athletes and the trail running community gives Salomon a unique advantage in providing the very best, most innovative trail running products. Salomon supports trail running worldwide; from elite-level races to grassroots events. With input from sponsored athletes Salomon continues to evolve products and help drive the progression of the sport.
Vanicream is a proud sponsor of the Afton Trail Run. Vanicream Moisturizing Ointment will be available at our aid stations. Vanicream Moisturizing Ointment is a long-lasting ointment helps prevent water loss and soothes dry, irritated, and itchy skin and lips. Soothes irritated skin caused by rubbing associated with running, biking, and other activities. Ideal formula for dry skin associated with atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, ichthyosis, and winter itch. For dry to extra dry skin. Formerly known as Vaniply™ Ointment.
A huge thank you to Afton Alps Ski Area for providing overflow parking for the Afton Trail Run. Just minutes from the Afton Trail Run start / finish area, Trailhead Treats at the Crest is an awesome option for a post-training-run or post-race beer, lunch or snack. Enjoy great views of Afton Alps and Afton State Park from their deck while unwinding with friends after your run. You can preview their menu HERE (subject to change from time to time).
Steve has been known to say that he is just a “so-so” runner but a pretty good realtor, we think both of these comments are extremely understated! Steve has been running some pretty good times on the trails over the last couple of years and at the same time has tons of happy customers, many of whom are runners! We like doing business with runners – they are the type of people who follow through. Having sold over 450 homes in last 14 years throughout the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin – if you are in the market or looking to sell, get to know Steve on the trails and we are sure he will be your guy.
Jerry is a reliable and trusted mortgage professional, and a trail runner! Jerry is committed to exceeding the expectations of his real estate partners and clients. Dedicated to providing the very best combination of products and rate – service and results. Jerry has been helping people finance and refinance their homes, cabins, and investment property for over 15 years.
As one of the country’s largest privately owned banks, Bell embraces a simple yet powerful commitment to our employees and customers. Our core values of family, unequaled service and giving back are at the heart of what we do. Employees and customers alike are treated like family, and Bell is recognized as a top place to work and to do business. We’re a place where people matter, and results matter. That’s the Bell difference. http://www.jshomeloans.com NMLS# 452472
Northwoods Running is a run coaching service that is highly personalized. Certified Running Coach Jeff Miller has over 40 years of competitive running, cycling, Ironman, trail running and ultrarunning experience. No cookie cutter programs. One-on-one time with your coach on a regular basis. You already lead a busy life, but you have goals and dreams. Most training plans are pretty rigid. Running should add to your life, not be another challenge to squeeze into it. I am passionate about running and helping others stay active and healthy — not just for a race, but for your entire life. NORTHWOODS RUNNING – Real Coaching For Real People Chasing Extraordinary Dreams. https://www.northwoodsrunning.com/
Consilience Coaching provides individualized training plans, one on one coaching and a holistic approach to preparing you both physically and mentally for whatever goal or event you’re dreaming of. We believe a training plan should be as unique as the individual it serves. We also believe wellness is multifaceted. We will coach you not only in physically training for your next event, but also in areas of nutrition, recovery, sleep, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness. You truly are capable of anything you put your mind to, and sometimes, we all need a little help getting there. Our one on one coaching will help you feel supported, capable and prepared for whatever challenge awaits you.
Coach Emily has been racing with RSR since 2014, starting with the Afton 25k where she fell in love with trail running. She has since participated in many RSR races, the fall 100 the past 3 years being her most recent. It is an honor to join as a sponsor this year and be a part of these races and this incredible community in a new capacity.
Run Afton, win goodies, and collect good vibes while supporting a great cause by becoming a Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) FundRacer! Learn more HERE https://www.aftontrailrun.com/mile-in-my-shoes/
Rocksteady Running is proud to have Mile in My Shoes as an official Afton Trail Run charity partner. MiMS is a local nonprofit that uses the power of running to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to build connections, boost wellness, spark social change, and center people traditionally excluded from running spaces. Based in homeless shelters, addiction recovery programs and re-entry centers for people exiting incarceration, MiMS views running as a tool for both personal and collective transformation. By focusing on people and spaces often marginalized in our society, MiMS teams use movement as a catalyst for social justice. By bringing together people from all walks of life, Members not only find common ground, but learn from and reach out to one another for support.
Bill Pomerenke is an ardent supporter of many trail and ultrarunning events and organizations in Minnesota. We are thrilled to partner with Bill as our official real estate sponsor of the Superior Spring Trail Race. Why an official realtor partner for a trail run you ask… well, Bill can help you find a house near any of our great trail running venues and that equals more trail time, what could be better! Visit http://www.buyandsellwithbill.com