OUR 3 AREAS OF FOCUS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY IMPACT MANY AND INSPIRE QUALITY OF LIFE. OUR APPROACH IS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT OUR ACTION NOT ONLY HAS REAL IMPACT ON THE WELL-BEING OF INDIVIDUALS BUT EDUCATES AND, IN TURN, INSPIRES OTHERS INTO ACTION TO EDUCATE.
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING INTERVENTIONS CAN PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY:
- Educating communities on food options, and to support the necessary changes in behaviour. The foundation has developed a Food Index – a food basket that will address nutritional needs. This index is shared at schools and relevant running events where parents and children can learn more.
- Southern Lodestar Foundation provides A Plus foods, including sugar, maize and dairy to our adopted schools. In addition, the accessibility of such foods are made possible to communities who need it most.
- Fitness in health through running – our champion runners assist the foundation by visiting our adopted schools to share the benefits of a healthy and balanced life style. Running events play a role in bringing communities together and to share our message.
Altra- Footwear Partner
Altra wasn’t started in some corporate office, but in the back room of a Wasatch Mountain running store. Our founders, elite athletes and running store managers, wanted a shoe that let you run the way you were born to. They noticed that the design of most running shoes was hurting runners more than helping them.
What began as experimental shoe alterations has transformed into the only shoe company to provide a cushioned Zero Drop platform and FootShape™ toe box. This innovative combo promotes low-impact technique and allows your feet to remain in a natural, relaxed position across every terrain.
The Altra trail footwear range are ideally suited to ultra-distance running providing great foot protection and excellent comfort.
Ultimate Direction- Hyrdration Pack Partner
In 1985 Ultimate Direction invented the entire category of hydration packs. They created the first waist pack for carrying bottles, a few years later made the first pack/strap to carry a water bottle in your hand, and have made many other innovations that define what a hydration pack is today.
30 years later they remain a market leader, having created and popularized the “vest” concept for carrying water. We introduced the very first women’s-specific line of hydration packs and have brought the classics of the past into the technical future with award-winning gear such as our Fastpack and Ultra Jacket.
Injinji- Sock Partner
INJINJI is a company dedicated to the health and performance of your feet. When it comes to Ultra Distance running looking after your feet can make or break your race. There is no better partner to assist you in doing this that Injinji- A five-toe sleeve, anti-friction, seamless sock. Freedom and natural toe splay in any shoe. An athletic experience that keeps your feet happier for longer.