Merrell has announced a partnership with Ragnar Trail Series as the official footwear sponsor of the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Merrell will have a presence at all the US and Canada Ragnar Trail events, which will include interactive experiences and footwear demos of their expansive trail running line.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating the trail running community alongside the Ragnar team,” said Sue Rechner, President of Merrell. “Our brands share a common purpose as Merrell enables people to have meaningful experiences on the trail, and Ragnar creates outdoor events that impact people in memorable ways. We’re excited to play a part in those moments that happen at Ragnar – having fun, building team and enjoying the trail.”

“Ragnar is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Merrell,” said Chris Infurchia, CEO of Ragnar. “Our brands are deeply aligned in our shared efforts to get runners of all abilities on the trail. Merrell’s strong reputation for both quality product and their commitment to the outdoors will clearly resonate at Ragnar where many of our runners are new to trail running. This partnership represents both brands’ commitment to growing the sport of trail running.”

The 2019 Ragnar Trail Series schedule, with additional dates being added, is as follows:

  • Atlanta, GA: April 12-13, 2019
  • Richmond, VA: April 26-27, 2019
  • Kentuckiana, KY: May 10-11, 2019
  • Zion, UT: May 10-11, 2019
  • Snowmass, CO: June 7-8, 2019
  • Tahoe, CA: July 19-20, 2019
  • Vermont Trail, VT: August 2019, TBD
  • Appalachians, WV: August 9-10, 2019
  • Rainier, WA: August 23-24, 2019
  • Cottage Country, ON: August 2019, TBD
  • Northwoods, WI: September 20-21, 2019
  • Carolinas, SC: October 5-6, 2019
  • Wawayanda Lake, NJ: October 2019, TBD
  • Hill Country, TX: October 18-19, 2019
  • McDowell Mnt., AZ: November 1-2, 2019
  • Los Coyotes, CA: November 2019, TBD
  • Alafia, FL: December 2019, TBD

Based in Utah, Ragnar is the largest overnight running relay series in the world. The company now has over 36 events across the globe including UK, Germany, Australia and Sweden.