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Hydrapak Presents Inaugural Inside Trail Endurance Challenge

Custom Marin trail race course, designed by Hydrapak’s own Jim Vernon, boasts over 10,000 feet of climbing and unparalleled views of the Pacific.

Hydrapak, a leading global supplier of active-lifestyle hydration equipment, today announced their role as presenting sponsor of Inside Trail Racing’s Marin Endurance Challenge. The race will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012, and features both a 50K and 50-mile course to challenge a variety of abilities.

Starting just steps away from historic Fort Cronkite and the dark sands of Rodeo Beach, the race course was meticulously designed by Hydrapak Marketing Manager and The Endurables creator, Jim Vernon.  The 50-mile loop and has over 10,000 feet of climbing from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, through Muir Woods and around Mt. Tamalpais. Participants will be welcomed at aid stations stocked with a wide assortment of fuel options, including a generous helping of Clif Poducts.  

“We’re excited to be sponsoring what is arguably one of the quintessential trail race courses in the country,” said Jim Vernon, from his trail-side home in Sausalito, “Both courses utilize unique California trails known to only a handful of seasoned locals and have, as far as we know, never been used for racing. Racers will enjoy beautiful scenery every step of the way while running on fresh ground.”

“Hydrapak has been an amazing partner and we are thrilled to have them as the presenting sponsor at our marquee event of 2012,” said Inside Trail’s Tim Stahler, “Thanks to their support, we will have awesome awards, prizes and handouts at each of our 28 events this year. We love their innovative hydration solutions and look forward to helping promote their brand in the San Fancisco Bay Area and beyond.”

Prizes for the top male and female runners in the 50-mile race are as follows: Â 1st-$250, 2nd-$175, 3rd-$75. In addition, participants in both distances and each age groups will compete for awards from Hydrapak and Inside Trail’s 2012 partner La Sportiva, including shoes, the Hydrapak E-Lite Vest, Soft Flasks, Gel-Bots, and other special raffle awards.

The race will be capped at 350 people, so it is recommended that runners register early to secure entry to the event.

Location: GGNRA, Muir Woods & Mt. Tamalpais State Park

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012

Events: The Endurables 50K & Hydrapak 50-Mile

Bib & Shirt Pickup: 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM

Start Times: 50K 7:00AM
50 Mile 7:00AM

Time Limit: There is a 13-hour time limit for the 50-Mile race

About Hydrapak:

Created in 2001, Hydrapak, creators of innovative and advanced hands-free fluid delivery systems, was introduced to satisfy the growing demand from athletes for personal hydration systems. Hydrapak produces a lineup of custom built hydration backpacks, reservoirs, and bottles for a variety of sports, including biking, hiking and running.  Hydrapak is also an OEM for top manufacturers specializing in consumer, commercial and military purposes.  To view all drink systems and components, bottles and hydration packs visit or call 510.632.8318.