Black Squirrel Sponsors

Our races are made possible with the generous help of our fantastic sponsors. We primarily seek to work with local Fort Collins and Mountain West companies that share a passion for sustainability, quality and active lifestyles. All companies, products and individuals that sponsor our events are entities, goods and people that we believe in, can honestly endorse and are happy to promote.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email us at



Born in Annecy, France, Salomon has become a leader in the world of trail running, constantly pushing the envelope in product development while supporting the sport on a truly international level. With a passion for mountain sports, product development, quality and craftsmanship, Salomon gear helps you to move freely on challenging mountainous terrain. These are passions that we wholeheartedly share. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Salomon on board as our presenting shoe brand.

Colorado In Motion

Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists & Harmony Hand have merged to form Colorado In Motion, a comprehensive solution for all physical & occupational therapy services. Whether it’s spending time with your family outside, hiking or running Colorado trails, cycling through the Front Range or playing in the mountains, the specialists at Colorado In Motion are dedicated to keeping you moving. Our primary goal is to empower our patients with the skills needed to live a healthy, Colorado lifestyle.

Altitude Running

Stocking the widest range of trail running shoes in town, Altitude Running is the go-to hub for Fort Collins trail runners. Staffed by knowledgeable and experienced runners, Altitude Running is ready to equip you for your next trail running adventure.

Justin K. Liddle DMD, LLC

Jusin Liddle specializes in fixed and removable prosthodontics and reconstructive implant dentistry. In short, if you crack your teeth after a nasty face plant on the trails, Justin can provide the experienced, quality care you need to restore your perfect smile.


Countryside Animal Hospital

Countryside Animal Hospital is a family owned business in Ft. Collins, CO, established in 1993 by local ultra runner Dr. Catharine Speights. Countryside Animal Hospital specializes in personalized care of dogs and cats in a home-like setting.

Fort Collins Running Club

The Fort Collins Running Club has been promoting fitness through running since 1971 in Fort Collins and its surrounding communities. FCRC membership benefits include entry into all Tortoise & Hare races, discounts on local race events, discounts at local running stores, and regular club runs and social events.



VFuel is proud to support Gnar Runners and the Black Squirrel Half! VFuel Endurance Drink Mix is the perfect fuel for all of your endurance pursuits! Easy on your stomach, smooth energy, and enough electrolytes to keep you properly hydrated, this product is your new secret weapon! Also available locally from Altitude Running.

Fort Collins Food Co-OperativeFort Collins Food Co-Operative

The Fort Collins Food Co-Operative is your naturally local grocer’s market. The Coop seeks to serve all those in our community who want to support their local circle of profit through buying locally sourced grocery items. Anyone can shop at the Coop, the member-owner structure simply exists to reinforce a local circle of profit by sharing the profits of the Coop amongst its member-owners.

Great Harvest Bread CoGreat Harvest Bread Co

Great Harvest is located in Scotch Pines Village at Drake and Lemay. Everything is made from scratch with only the finest ingredients and they never use any preservatives or artificial additives. We encourage everyone to stop in and try a free slice of bread fresh out of the oven!

Mary’s Mountain Cookies

With a thriving downtown Fort Collins retail business and a killer product, ultrarunner Mike Neal is well on his way to achieving ‘total cookie domination’. We’ll have Mary’s famed guest ranch cookies at the post-race BBQ for all to enjoy. In the meantime, get down to College & Mountain for a pre-race sample.

New Belgium Brewing

With a commitment to great beer, made in an environmentally sustainable fashion, New Belgium Brewing is the quintessential Fort Collins company.

Squirrel’s Nut Butter

Squirrel’s Nut Butter is an ALL Natural Anti-Chafe and Restorative Salve.  Used by athletes around the globe, SNB protects your skin against hot spots and blisters.  Use on your feet, crotch, armpits, nipples, and under your hydration pack or sports bra.

Mulberry Maids

Mulberry Maids, Northern Colorado’s premier on demand maid service, was founded by long term Fort Collins residents and CSU grads, Michelle and Evan. They are very passionate about the health and well being of our community and donate a portion of every cleaning to the Food Bank for Larimer County.

Diane Bergstedt LMT

Diane is local massage therapist, ultrarunner, and Gnar Slam finisher. She specializes in neuromuscular/deep tissue and trigger point techniques, and works with athletes, chronic pain, physical maintenance, stress/anxiety management & more. Diane will be offering free massages for our Black Squirrel Half finishers.