Hello, Trail Blazers!
We're excited to share some fantastic news from the Merrell team. We've embarked on an exhilarating new journey, joining forces with Scenic Sports as the naming and main sponsor of the iconic Race Tekapo event for the next three years. This partnership is a testament to our commitment to the great outdoors and the vibrant trail running community.
This significant collaboration was marked by a special gathering at our new head office & showrooms, led by Jose Matiz, our National Sales and Marketing Manager. The event, enhanced by the presence of Kerry Uren and Steve Pooley from Scenic Sports, celebrated this union of shared passions and goals.
Kerry Uren, Business Owner and Director of Scenic Sports, shared her thoughts on this partnership: "The sponsorship deal with Merrell is a significant boost to not only the financial future of the event but also signals a commitment from large brands to the trail running community as a whole. With Merrell's support, we anticipate a substantial growth in the profile of trail running in New Zealand, riding on the current international popularity of the sport."
Jose Matiz from Merrell reflected on the alignment of this partnership with our core values: "This partnership with Race Tekapo is a major milestone for Merrell. It perfectly aligns with our mission of embracing and promoting the joy of the outdoors to everyone. Our collaboration is not just a business alignment; it's a union of shared values and vision with Scenic Sports," he said.
Set against the stunning South Island's Lake Tekapo, Merrell Race Tekapo offers an array of race options to suit everyone, from the 3 KM Kids Dash to the 50 KM endurance challenge. Scheduled for September 21, 2024, the event promises to be a vibrant showcase of the spirit of outdoor adventure, welcoming participants of all abilities.
At Merrell, we're proud to be a part of this initiative that reinforces our dedication to the outdoor community and trail running enthusiasts.
Join us in this exciting event and make every trail an adventure with Merrell.