Kahtoola Wins New Product Showcase Award at The Running Event
December 18, 2019
$1,000 Prize Matched and Donated to Two Arizona Nonprofits
Flagstaff, Ariz. (Dec. 18, 2019) – Kahtoola, creator of award-winning MICROspikes® and NANOspikes® footwear traction, is proud to announce it has received the “New Product Showcase Award” at The Running Event (TRE) in December 2019. Chosen by fellow TRE attendees, Kahtoola’s new EXOspikes™ (versatile traction for flexible footwear) took home the honors.
“We are so excited to be honored,” said Danny Giovale, Founder and President at Kahtoola. “We put so much time, effort, and love into our product design and it’s just awesome to be chosen by our fellow running enthusiasts as a product that can make a real difference in the daily lives of runners.”
As part of the recognition, TRE gifted Kahtoola $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit or charity of their choice. Kahtoola matched the award gift for a grand total of $2,000 to be shared between two local nonprofits as recipients, Team Run Flagstaff – Youth and Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona. Both organizations promote and support running among underserved populations local to Flagstaff and Northern Arizona, where Kahtoola has been headquartered for 20 years.
Since 1999, Kahtoola has been creating reliable gear that makes the outdoors more accessible and rewarding. Kahtoola’s flexible footwear traction systems, including MICROspikes® and NANOspikes®, are built to improve safety and performance in wintry locales around the globe. Every product from hiking crampons to running gaiters are thoughtfully designed and vigorously tested at the brand’s Flagstaff, AZ headquarters high on the Colorado Plateau. Owned and operated by founder Danny Giovale, Kahtoola proudly grants 1% of annual sales to fund projects that support indigenous cultures and improve communities, healthcare, education, resources and the environment. For more information, please visit Kahtoola.com.
About Girls On The Run:
At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Visit https://www.gotrna.org/ for more information.
About Team Run Flagstaff Youth
Team Run Flagstaff’s mission is to foster enthusiasm for an active lifestyle through running. TRF Youth strives to instill a love of the sport and the value of healthy choices, in a fun and encouraging community. The program offers a quality experience for 4th through 12th graders, regardless of school affiliation or ability level. Visit http://www.teamrunflagstaff.com/programs/kids/ for more information.