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KAHTOOLA UPHILL 10 YEARS STRONG
We’re willing to go the extra mile for kids and the environment- we’d do it anyway, but it sure is nice that the planet’s next generation of caretakers can benefit! Determined to help, we founded the Kahtoola Uphill to raise money for camp scholarships. It’s a snowy foot race up and down ski runs at Arizona Snowbowl. We take the outdoor experience seriously but the term “race” lightly. Sure, some of our extreme runner friends want to finish first, ascending and descending Agassiz Trail with a 2,200-foot climb in elevation we also offer less intense climbs and reward those who are having the most fun and wearing the best costumes! During the Uphill, we offer our Kahtoola gear for demos, but most racers are quite fond of their own MICROspikes®. We lead practice runs ahead of time, so participants know what to expect!
FOREVER FRIENDS OF CAMP COLTON
With hundreds participating, the Kahtoola Uphill has become a signature wintertime event in Flagstaff. In the first nine years, we’ve raised over $140,000 for the Friends of Camp Colton. That means every sixth grader in the area, regardless of his or her economic situation, can spend a character-building week camping, observing and enjoying the outdoors. Funds raised also ensure the camp’s sustainability into the future.
Two of our Kahtoola team members personally experienced the life-changing impact of Camp Colton while growing up in our mountain town. That’s why Danny Giovale and Hilary Childs serve on the Friends of Camp Colton Board of Directors and are always thinking of new ways to send kids outdoors!