SOURCE: Gramicci


July 25, 2011 14:29 ET

Gramicci Is Title Sponsor for the Expedition Idaho(C) Adventure Race, Silver Mountain Resort Idaho, August 14th-20th 2011

Race Finish at the Blues and Brews Festival

AGOURA HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) - Gramicci, outdoor company, is the title sponsor for the Expedition Idaho© 2011 Adventure Race this coming August 14th-20th. As official sponsor, Gramicci will dress Team Gramicci, event staff and all participant teams in its new Gramicci NPT - Natural Performance Technology™, and its ROCKIT Dry™ quick dry shorts.

The finish will be at Silver Mountain at the start of The Blues and Brews Fest. Expedition Idaho© 2011 Adventure race will have teams from all over the world to compete on this world class course.

"Gramicci is excited to be a part this event. We have always designed clothing for this caliber of athlete. For 30 years we have been dressing climbers and adventurers all over the world. International sales at Gramicci represent nearly 30% of the business -- it's natural to be a part of an international event like this," said Marty Weening, President of Gramicci.

The race is 670 Kilometers in six days, begins at Kellogg Idaho and finishes at Silver Mountain Ski Resort. Thirty teams are expected. Racers will use map, compass and their own wits and skills to navigate their way over an unmarked route by mountain biking, rafting, paddling, orienteering, trail running and using fixed ropes. The exact course and specifics of each leg are not given to the teams until the night before the race. Prior to the event, teams are told what equipment they will need to complete the race.

Gramicci will be at the finish line with Blues and Brews Fest: music, art and beer festival. The Gramicci tent will sell the latest in active organic hemp/cotton performance clothing. The shirts offered wick and dry at five times more moisture rate and two times faster than other synthetic performance shirts. This measured comfort with performance is ideal for these racers and active enthusiasts of all sports. The materials are herbicide/pesticide free, dyed with low impact dyes and made in fair labor facilities. NPT is all natural and organic. This is why Expedition Idaho© 2011 selected Gramicci as their official apparel sponsor for 2011.

The team members include: Tom Ambrose, Jeni McNeal, Mike Kloser, Andy Tucker, Lisa Adlard, and Dave Adlard.

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