May 4, 2015 – (Lawrence, Mass.) – Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces its sponsorship of partner brand Red Fox’s 14th annual Red Fox Adventure Race to be held June 11-14, 2015 in Russia. Polartec will sponsor the first-ever all female team, the first American team in five years, outfitted in Red Fox apparel made of Polartec fabrics, comprised of Jimi Alida, Shawnie Mulligan, Kathleen Wickam, and Amy Caldwell.
The race will be held in the scenic Karelian region of Russia, on the shores of Onega Lake, consisting of three loops requiring racers to run, bike, hike, kayak, rock climb, swim, wade through mud, woods, brush and water. Depending on how teams choose to complete the course, they will mountain bike 190 km, paddle 100 km, trek 55 km, and do 100m of spelunking. The race will have a short course, which must be completed within 48 hours, and a long course, which must be completed within 72 hours, requiring willpower, stamina, and technical proficiency in each of the core disciplines.
- Jimi Alida-Klopson, America’s team leader, is the manager of the first Red Fox store in America, in Lyons, Colorado, and a mother of three
- Kathleen Wickem is a former professional mountain biker, and a current competitive Nordic skier and trail runner from Longmont, Colorado
- Shawnie Mulligan is an endurance runner, mountain biker, and all around adventure seeker from Vail, Colorado
- Amy Caldwell is a former professional triathlete and All-American cross country skier from Putney, Vermont
Polartec, LLC is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continue to push the limits of fabric technology. Today, Polartec supplies the world with the most advanced fabric innovations. Polartec products range from advanced lightweight wicking fabric, to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading apparel brands, the U.S. military and other global militaries, flame resistance, work wear, and contract upholstery markets. For more info, visit polartec.com.