Giving Racers the Edge in Life: Kahtoola Supports Aspen Summit for Life Event by Donating 300 Pairs of MICROspikes

Kahtoola continues its participation in the Summit For Live Event for the 7th year, promoting a healthy, active life for organ recipients, living donors and donor families.

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Flagstaff, Arizona (PRWEB) December 05, 2013

For the 7th year in a row, Kahtoola, the brand dedicated to its community and to creating the ultimate in traction footwear, supports the annual Aspen Summit for Life Race this December by donating hundreds of pairs of award-winning MICROspikes to all race participants.

Each year, hundreds of Aspen locals, donor recipients, donor families and supporters, walk, run and race to the top of one of the most iconic mountains in the US - climbing 3,267 vertical feet and covering over 2.5 miles. The goal? To promote a healthy, active life for all who have been touched by organ donation and to raise money to support the Chris Klug Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting lifesaving donation and improving the quality of life for those touched by donation.

“This will be our 7th year attending the Summit for Life Event and each and every year our team walks away truly touched by the people that take part in the climb.” said Hilary Childs, Kahtoola Associate. “Listening to the stories of those who received the gift of life through donations is both inspiring and eye opening. We are honored to be a part of such a meaningful day, and will continue to support it for years to come.”

Those that participate in the event know, the terrain is tough – slippery, cold and unpredictable and the climb can take up to 2.5 hours, past nightfall. In these conditions, it’s as important as ever to ensure participants have the best gear to keep them safe and comfortable during the climb.

Kahtoola MICROspikes is just that gear. Built to slip over any shoe or boot and made with 12 spikes to dig into the toughest snow or ice, they are instant traction on your feet - allowing all participants to climb comfortably and securely to the top and celebrate all that they have given, received, and continue to support, through their climb.

The Aspen Summit for Life Event will take place December 6 – 7 in Aspen, CO. All participants will receive a pair of Kahtoola’s award-winning MICROspikes for the climb. Proceeds and donations from the event go to the Chris Klug Foundation, a cause dedicated to promoting lifesaving organ and tissue donation. For more information on the event, please visit: http://www.summitforlife.kintera.org.

About Kahtoola MICROspikes
Developed by owner and founder, Danny Giovale after he suffered a life-threatening fall while hiking in Italy, Kahtoola’s MICROspikes have been heralded by reputable publications such as BACKPACKER for its outstanding design and performance. With patented traction technology, the MICROspikes stretch easily over any shoe or boot and are built with 12 spikes to provide superior stability and traction on various terrains - from ice to packed snow to wet rocks and even concrete. Lightweight, flexible and durable, Kahtoola’s MICROspikes get you where you need to go with ease and precision.

About the Chris Klug Foundation
Founded in 2003 by liver transplant recipient and Olympic Medalist snowboarder Chris Klug, the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) is dedicated to promoting lifesaving donation and improving the quality of life for those touched by donation.

CKF is passionate about sharing the message of donation, and educating people on the impact one person can have on the lives of so many others. More than one hundred thousand people are currently on waiting lists for solid organ transplants across the United States. CKF is devoted to making a difference to those waiting for a second chance, and is working to help promote the message of organ donation.

Through its grassroots initiative, Donor Dudes, CKF is also working with young people around the nation, providing donor awareness materials and information for Donor Dudes chapters at high schools and college campuses nationwide. People everywhere are touched by organ donation and transplantation, and it is our mission to help spread the word in a fun way.

The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Aspen, Colorado. - See more at: http://summitforlife.kintera.org/faf/help/helpAboutOrg.asp?ievent=1069235&lis=1&kntae1069235=E14C072BCFC84F32AA413E220EB81254#sthash.GIDbucmg.dpuf

About Kahtoola
Founded in 2001, Kahtoola offers innovative, high-performance outdoor products that get people where they want to go. Kahtoola is a new generation of company with a conscience, determined to improve the quality of the outdoor experience and make a difference in people's lives. The company demonstrates this core value by donating 1 percent of its profits to help preserve indigenous mountain cultures worldwide.


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