Last weekend Hilary Edgar from Kahtoola took part in the 5th annual Summit for Life event in Aspen CO. Summit for Life’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation and raise funds for the Chris Klug Foundation. Katoola was on board again this year donating 60 pair of MICROspikes to the first 60 racers to register. Individual racers raised as much as $4800 per person for this worthy cause with a $109,000 raised at the event, and still counting. For the race, itself contestants race from the base of Aspen Mountain all the way to the top. They will climb 3,267 vertical feet – over 2.5 miles uphill and at night! Racers can choose their own lighting and non-motorized equipment like snowshoes, skins or other creative gear and go at their own pace. Racers of all physical abilities and ages are welcome to participate! When racers and supporters reach the summit, dinner, drinks, dessert and entertainment awaits them.
This is Hilary’s fourth year attending this event that over the years has become close to her heart. Chris Klug, who the foundation was named for, is the only transplant recipient to win a metal at the Olympics.
Kahtoola is honored to be part of such a worthy event.