Diamond Sponsors

 

drymax

Drymax socks are the #1 socks to keep feet dry, having been successfully tested in the toughest ultramarathons in the world. Our self contained dual layer Sweat Removal System has two different fibers interwoven together with a super-hydrophobic (Water Hating) layer against the foot and a hydrophilic (Water Loving) outer layer away from foot where the moisture is mechanically lifted to and stored away from the skin. Drymax socks are proudly made in the USA.

 

Gold Sponsors

 

GU

"This stuff just works!" From 1991 to today, athletes the world over have come to the same conclusion: GU works. Our Berkeley-based sports nutrition company was founded with GU Energy Gel, a revolutionary and more effective method to keep athletes fueled during exercise. Since then, GU has continued to improve the recipe, incorporating the latest scientific research into its products and has introduced Roctane Ultra Endurance gel & drink, Chomps Energy Chews, Electrolyte Brew & Tablets, and Recovery Brew. Throughout our history we've been striving to do one thing: help athletes go faster and longer than ever before. Learn more about GU and our performance sports nutrition products at www.guenergy.com

 

Ultimate Direction packs and bottles

In 1985 Ultimate Direction invented the entire category of hydration packs. More than 25 years later we are at the forefront again, having popularized the "vest" concept for carrying water, featuring no-bounce comfort and the ability to easily access bottles in the front, as well as the first women's-specific line of hydration packs. Our products are Designed by Athletes for Athletes. Some of the best runners in the world thought about what works the best, and the result is the amazing features you see today. Our Jenny Collection was designed by women, which is why it looks, feels, and fits very different. Catch the action on our Blog: http://blog.ultimatedirection.com
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Tailwind Nutrition

Tailwind Nutrition was founded by endurance athletes in Durango, CO. Its product, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, is designed to overcome the nutrition problems faced by endurance athletes in events like 50's, 100's, 24-hour, and multi-day epics. Tailwind combines complete fuel, hydration, and electrolytes in a tasty drink that won't turn your stomach into a brick. Hydration pack and bottle friendly, Tailwind Endurance Fuel is available in four flavors and an unflavored version. All you need, all day. Really. For more information, visit: www.tailwindnutrition.com.

 

Petzl

Petzl's roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. Since its beginnings in caving, the company's mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. More than forty years later, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night.

 

hypoxico

Hypoxico is the world leader in altitude simulation equipment and training services, and our systems are used by athletes and mountaineers for performance enhancement at altitude and at sea level. Hypoxico offers a wide variety of altitude training products including Sleeping Tent and Sleep Mask Systems, Stationary exercise training equipment, as well as Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT) equipment which offers altitudes up to 21,000ft. Users can expect almost complete acclimatization to altitude, improved endurance, and enhanced recovery.

Hypoxico will be holding a lottery whereby two Hardrock entrants can receive a free 4 week rental (value of $800) of our altitude training equipment. Enter by filling out a brief query before May 26th at: http://www.hypoxico.com/purchase-info.shtml (please mention "Hardrock 100" in the comment box). We look forward to informing you of our altitude and pre-acclimiziation solutions.

Participating Sponsors

 

Zombie Runner

ZombieRunner specializes in products for ultra, trail and road runners. They started their online store in 2003, and opened a retail store & cafe in 2003, in Palo Alto, CA.

 

 

 

 

succeed

Sports drinks can provide adequate sodium input for a few hours of exercise, but are insufficient over longer periods. Energy bars and gels are low in sodium and should be supplemented with electrolytes. SUCCEED! BUFFER/ELECTROLYTE CAPS provide electrolytes that are commonly found in blood plasma (sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, phosphate), in the proper proportions for hours of exercise. When taken with sufficient water, they help the body maintain good hydration status, which allows performance at a high level.

They also contain a chemical buffering system that neutralizes the acids formed during heavy exercise. Neutralization of excess acid will help performance and reduce the nausea associated with exercise in the heat. Maintenance of proper electrolyte levels will reduce swelling of hands and feet after many hours of exercise, and that will reduce "hot spots" and blisters on the feet. The buffers in S! Caps also help soothe the stomach. ...See more Succeed products.

 

Polar Bottles - insulated sport bottles

Polar Bottle® is the original insulated plastic sport bottle. It keeps liquids colder longer than other water bottles. We innovated the industry back in 1994 by creating a bottle that would actually keep water cool during any outdoor activity. The bottle has evolved in the years since with brightly colored foil liners and patterns and an innovative removable valve system. Made in America, Polar Bottle is popular throughout the world.

 

Global Shelters

From the back yard to the industrial market; from camps to sporting events; from harsh conditions to the arena of style, we are here to provide a PORT in the storms of your world.

An EventPORT from Global Shelters will provide that added confidence, that no matter what the conditions, your event will be an extraordinary success! The EventPORT will quickly become the center point for your event and with its heavy duty design and construction it can take on the toughest of conditions. The EventPORT delivers strength and durability without sacrificing beauty and style. You've covered all the bases, now cover your event.

 

Silverton Grocery

"This place is a gem! After our sub-par experience at a local pizza place we weren't sure what to expect of the grocery, and it far exceeded every expectation in terms of both selection, service and other customers - who were all lovely!"

"I was amazed to find organic options across the board (milk, cheese, yogurt - which were all on my list), fresh fruit and even a fair beer selection! When I forgot something while at the counter they smiled when I said I would be right back and the young guys who got held up by me seemed happy to wait. Amazing. They even commented on my re-usable grocery bag - which made me stick out like a sore thumb, but they thought it was cute and a good idea, so I'm going with it! If we're ever in Silverton, we'll be back."
See more reviews of the Silverton Grocery on Yelp

 

Emily's Homestead

Healthy. Happy. Honest.

Emily's Homestead is a natural bath and body business currently out of Joshua Tree, CA that handcrafts soap, shampoo bars, deodorant and lotions. My products are made from scratch using natural oils and ingredients. When I fell in love with soap making, it went hand in hand with a passion to create products that are as natural and as good for our bodies as possible. What we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them!

 

High Desert Drop bags

Made in Bishop, California, by veteran ultra runner Jan Gnass, High Desert Drop Bags are a good choice for keeping your gear together, secure, easy to find and transport, and out of the weather at an event.