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Fenix Sponsors Western States 100-mile Endurance Run – lights up the whole trail race

Publish Time:2018-06-12

After the European MaXi-Race event in May, Fenix ECO series headlamps approached the stage of the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run and succeeded in becoming the exclusive headlamp sponsor of this WS100 event.  


 

The Western States ® 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race, with a history of more than four decades. In the decades since its inception in 1974, starting in Squaw Valley, California near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and ending 100.2 miles away in Auburn, California, Western States, the WS100 has come to represent one of the ultimate endurance tests in the world. Following the historic Western States Trail, runners climb more than 18,000 feet and descend nearly 23,000 feet before they reach the finish line at Placer High School in Auburn. For more than four decades, Western States has been home to some of the sport’s most stirring and legendary competitions, and has spurred the capacity of spirit of all runners, of all abilities and from all walks of life, from all over the globe. It remains one of the undisputed crown jewels of human endurance.



The Western States 100 (WS100) cross-country run is destined to be a self-transcendence journey. On the way to the end, snow fields, steep slopes, canyons, rivers and other challenges have to be crossed. With a cut-off time of only 30 hours, it is clear that night running is inevitable.


 


 

Headlamps play an essential role in night running. As the exclusive headlamp sponsor of this trail race, Fenix was not only acknowledged by the organizing committee of the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run. At the same time its long-term reputation in the industry, and the admiration from outdoor enthusiasts and professional sportspeople have made Fenix a reliable partner for every participant in the race. This is inseparable from its reliable quality and the brand concept of focusing on customers.


 

The sponsored ECO series headlamps, the HL40R, HL32R and HL12R, were the designated headlamps for this event.

More about the sponsored products:


 

HL40R: the very first rechargeable and focusing headlamp from Fenix, emits a max output of 600 lumens. With the design of rotary focusing between spot- and floodlight, it perfectly satisfies up-close and distant lighting demands. Fitted with a micro USB port, a built-in 2000mAh Li-polymer battery and 4 charging and battery level indicators, the HL40R is remarkable for its runtime and user-friendliness. Additionally, the integrated metal body, overlapping headband and IP66 rated protection make the HL40R invincible for trail running.


 

HL32R: a rechargeable outdoor headlamp with high performance and super convenience. It features five output levels plus red light and SOS. With a built-in 2000mAh Li-polymer battery it delivers a max output of 600 lumens and a max runtime of 200 hours. In addition, the headlamp supports micro USB charging, charging and battery level indication, making it easy to operate. Dual switches separately control the general and functional output modes, and with IP66 rated protection and a reflective, sweat-channeling headband the HL32R is the most eco-friendly and reliable headlamp for runners.


 

HL12R: with a weight of only 73g, this rechargeable outdoor headlamp raises the levels of high performance and super compactness. It features four output levels plus red light and SOS. With built-in 1000mAh Li-polymer battery, it delivers a max output of 400 lumens and a max runtime of 110 hours. In addition, the headlamp supports micro USB charging, charging and battery level indication, making it more easily operated. Dual switches separately control the general and functional output modes, and with IP66 rated protection and a reflective, sweat-channeling headband the HL12R makes it easier for runners.

Fenix headlamps for this 100-mile run signifies runners dreams and persistence, and Fenix worked together with the WS100 team to indicate the magnificence of the event. Our point: in this arena, you will not be alone!



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