We have a lot of returning partners this year and some great new ones too! Check out these folks both locally and all over the Upper Midwest, and be sure to thank them for their support.
Out There: Nordic Sports: local to Rice Lake, Bjorn & Kris have supported the event for many years and this year will again be providing the Ski podium awards and together we provide the Ski raffle prize (a full ski package).
TC Running Company: Kurt and the team at TCRC in the Twin Cities continue to support the event with the Run podium awards.
Adventure Running Company: For the Run raffle prize, Kim & Andy (Duluth) will take one lucky runner on a trail running adventure of a lifetime!
Onyx Racing Products: The team at Onyx (St. Augusta, MN) are again providing a beautiful hub set for the Bike raffle prize (the ‘token’ hub that you’ll receive at the raffle is almost as beautiful as the real thing!).
Boeshield T-9: A bike’s “best friend”, John (Holland, MI) is providing product for everyone to keep your bike in working order and will be out there sharing the trail with you.
PSI/Vanicream: While Boeshield keeps your bike working, Vanicream will do the same for your body parts! Joe (Rochester, MN) is providing product for everyone. Speaking from experience, you will want to have this in your kit.
Empire Wool & Canvas: Again this year, Kevin (Duluth, MN) is donating one of his beautiful pieces to the raffle.
Off the Deck Hot Sauce: Jeremiah and Rachel (Fargo, ND) – both winter endurance athletes themselves – craft small batch hot sauces, sourcing from local farmers. Look for podium & raffle prizes – and say Hi to Jeremiah on the bike this weekend!
Embark Good Energy: Bree & Eric (Viroqua, WI) are the team behind this venture harvesting WI maple syrup to create goodness for the trail (and pretty much any other time). In addition to providing sampler packs for everyone (!) check out their “Good Energy Award” here. Nominate a worthy fellow adventurer this weekend.
Again this year, Rice Lake Tourism has kindly shared the cost of providing $10 Chamber Bucks to all participants. These can be spent in businesses all over Rice Lake.