Winter is officially over and we’re ringing in Spring with a bang, basking in another win-filled weekend for Team Injinji. Below are some of the highlights from our unstoppable ambassadors, achieving peak performance in a wide array of footwear. These victories spanned across continents and time zones but were all powered by a common unsung hero: Injinji, the Original Performance Toesock.
Last Christmas I was on vacation at my parent’s house in Arden, NC and I got my first taste of Mt. Mitchell on a 3600ft, 5.5 mile climb out of Black Mountain Campground. The trails were steep and technical and the top featured a picturesque Spruce-Fir forest covered in 6” of powder. I shared a few pictures from the run on Facebook, and a generous Brevard native, Scott Wolfe offered me his spot in the Mount Mitchell Challenge (40 miles). I was psyched to have an excuse to come back in February and compete in a race known for snow and harsh conditions.
MACKEY-GROSSMAN-CONTE Take on Mt. Mitchell Challenge
Team Injinji Race Weekend Report
It was a big race and a big win weekend for Team Injinji on both US coasts.
The Mt Mitchell Challenge in North Carolina is a 40 mile route with serious elevation gain (climbing nearly 5,000 feet!) on the tallest mountain on the eastern seaboard. Dave Mackey (Hoka) and Dominic Grossman (New Balance) had a strong showing with Dave pulling in 1st finish at 4:38:13 and Dominic 3rd for Mens in 5:02:37. The course had to be altered due to ice conditions so while Dave was dominating the record we may have to witness him racing it again to beat the full course record in ’14.
It’s lunchtime at Injinji HQ, but you won’t catch us slumped over at our desks with fast food in hand. In fact, most Injinji employees take our lunch hour as a great opportunity to break a sweat and get moving. We’re fortunate enough to have an “InjinGym” right here in our offices, where we test product on treadmills and host Yoga and Pilates classes for staff every other week. We also have a Crossfit gym right down the street which draws Injinji employees in with squat jumps, Olympic lifts, and more.