Merrell Joins the Ragnar Trail Series as the Official Footwear Partner

November 27, 2018

ROCKFORD, Mich. (Nov. 27, 2018) Merrell, the leading outdoor brand that gives you all you really need to discover the simple yet profound power of the trail, has announced their 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

For additional information, please reach the Merrell or Ragnar contacts below.

ABOUT MERRELL           

Merrell® exists to give you all you really need to discover the simple yet profound power of the trail. We believe the trail is for everyone. Our goal is to provide thoughtfully designed, rigorously tested products that over-deliver on performance, versatility and durability. Because when you’ve got air in your lungs and good shoes on your feet, you’ve got everything you need. Visit Merrell.com or follow us on social at @merrell and @merrelloutside.


Based in Utah, Ragnar is the largest overnight running relay series in the world. Ragnar Relays are a unique experience where teams come together to conquer a course over two days and one night with friends and a community of runners by their side. These races are split into formats that include either road relays, or trail running events. The company now has over 36 events across the globe including UK, Germany, Australia and Sweden. Find a race near you at runragnar.com.


Merrell / Lauren.King@wwwinc.com

Ragnar / Inga@ragnarrelay.com

Finn Partners / Merrell@finnpartners.com