Jan 1, 2011

2012 VIBRAM HK100 TEAM

Vibram® will be at the starting line of the Vibram® HK100 2012 to take the field in the China’s biggest trail running race. We are selecting 5 young athletes united by the dream of living an extraordinary experience , ready to challenge Hong Kong's famous Maclehose Trail and to face hardships and unforeseen difficulties and overcome fatigue and difficulty, with the goal of getting to the end and crossing the finish line . Do you want to be one of the athletes who will run the Vibram® HK100 2012 in VIBRAM® colours? Read the conditions of participation carefully and send to hk100@vibram.cn your application form (see the DOWNLOAD section) by entering "Vibram HK100" as the subject of your mail. This operation is not a competition but rather a selection of athletes based on technical-sports criteria in line with the technical needs of the Vibram® Company. The selection of candidates is open until midnight on 9th January 2012. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION To participate in the Vibram® HK100 2012, the applicant must meet the requirements of the Vibram® HK100 organizers (see the Vibram® HK100 web site). In this regard the reader is referred to the official rules of the race available on Vibram® Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race web site (www.vibramhk100.com). In particular, applicants must need to be an experienced trail runner and must be sufficiently skilled and trained to undertake the event. Participation in the selection of the Vibram® HK100 2012 Vibram® Team is reserved only for applicants already officially entered in the Vibram® HK100 2012. The applicant agrees to participate in the Vibram® HK100 edition 2012 with the Vibram Team and to be present in Hong Kong from 18th to 19th February 2012 with the Vibram Team and for it. The applicant agrees to run the entire 2012 season (Jan-December) in the kit provided by Vibram (shoes, clothing, accessories, branding) and by any technical suppliers of the Vibram® HK 100 Vibram Team. Applicants must ensure that they do not have sponsorship agreements /contracts with companies and brands which are competitors of Vibram® or its suppliers/technical partners of the HK100 2012 Vibram® Team. TECHNICAL PARTNERS OF TEAM VIBRAM® HK100 2012 Shoe brand partners LAFUMA NEW BALANCE HI-TEC TECHNICAL GEAR PARTNERS Petzl Buff Camelbak The applicant agrees to wear shoes with Vibram® soles during the HK100 2012 race and during all races in which he or she will participate within the Vibram® Team. The applicant also agrees to select them from the models presented by Vibram®’s partners for the HK100 2012. In addition to participating in the races with the Vibram® Team colours, in the event of the company’s needs the applicant agrees to devote 3 promotion days to Vibram®. These 3 days will not lead to any financial compensation. Expenses may, however, be reimbursed for the travel – meals - accommodation costs incurred by the person concerned in carrying out the 3 days in question. The applicant agrees to grant Vibram® the right to use his or her image until 31/12/2012. Acceptance of these conditions is mandatory and will be formalized in a contract between the parties. HOW TO PARTICIPATE ? To participate in the selection of the 5 athletes who will be part of the HK100 2012 Vibram® Team, simply complete the application form available in this section. Applicants must meet the requirements specified in the Conditions of participation. The selection of the athletes will be carried out by a Vibram® internal jury. No complaints for non-selection will be accepted by Vibram®. Vibram® reserves the right to make further checks on the suitability of the 5 athletes selected. In the event of non-suitability of any kind, Vibram® reserves the right to cancel the athletes found to be ineligible from the selection at any time. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vibram® HK100…SOME INFORMATION The Vibram® Hong Kong 100 is an ultra endurance race that takes place in Hong Kong. The 100km course starts in Pak Tam Chung on the Sai Kung Peninsula and covers some of the most beautiful scenery in Hong Kong, including remote and unspoilt beaches, ancient forests, nature trails, reservoirs and steep hills. The course is based around Hong Kong's famous Maclehose Trail, but with some diversions to ensure that runners spend more time in its most scenic sections, as well as finishing with the descent from Hong Kong's highest peak (Tai Mo Shan). The course involves a cumulative elevation gain of over 4500 meters and the cut-off time is 32 hours. This is a unique, challenging and beautiful run for the trail running enthusiast and a chance to take part in an unforgettable event. Join us and make some memories! Trail distance: 100 km Rise: 4,500 metres Departure from Pak Tam Chung: Saturday 18th February 2012 at 8.00am 600 registered participants from 27 countries Maximum running time: 32 hours Indicative time of the winners: 11 hours Qualifying for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc® (3 points) and (if a time under 14 hours is achieved) the Western States 100. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY A VIBRAM® TESTER TEAM AT HK100? ORDINARY PEOPLE BEING EXTRAORDINARY! Vibram® has sponsored the Vibram® HK100 for two consecutive years, in confirmation of its total sharing of its outdoor spirit of adventure and its values. This year, Vibram® has decided to strengthen its presence at the race by actively participating in it with its own team of athletes. Vibram® is convinced that it is ordinary people who accomplish exceptional feats, such as crossing the finish line of the HK100, and so has committed to group 5 such people in a team so as to support them with its brand’s colours - a brand that has always been synonymous with love of nature, performance, team spirit and awareness of one’s own abilities. We want to participate in this experience with people who share our values and spirit, who are ready to tackle an individual feat (challenge) but who are also ready to represent our “belief” in the field. We want a team of ordinary people who are motivated to experience an exceptional adventure, to defy the adventurous Maclehose Trail regardless of the weather conditions, and who are ready to endure fatigue and tiredness. We wish to recruit people who have been training with consistency, commitment and passion, with the clear goal of reaching the end of the race, crossing the finish line and accomplishing their own personal challenge. No matter whether you come in first or last, what counts for us is to know that you will have run the race with loyalty and honesty, respect for nature and the mountains, and in a spirit of solidarity with others. Whatever your result will be, the important thing for you is to have invested all your energy in achieving your goal. We want to know that you will wear the Vibram® kit with pride and with the dignity of representing a brand that you believe in and whose values you share. Vibram® undertakes to be at your side to back you and support you before, during and after the race, to share your emotions, and to create a cohesive and united team – the official Vibram® Team. You will be testing, as well as endorsing our products during the race. Your feedback will be our starting point for the development of better and better products. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TESTER TEAM PROJECT Discover how Vibram® tests its new products in extreme conditions. Born in 1998, the Vibram® Tester Team was created with the objective of designing the ideal sole for any sports activity, and understanding and verifying in detail the performance of our products in the most extreme situations, thanks to tests carried out directly in the field by the most famous outdoor sports athletes. Today the Vibram® Tester team is made up of 100 professionals and athletes from all over the world who represent over 10 disciplines: mountaineering, trekking, free-climbing, ski-touring, trail running, mountain biking, sailing, hunting, canoeing, snowboarding etc. The Vibram® Tester Team athletes have all been chosen for their experience in the individual areas, their ability to take the products to the limit and their competence in passing on information to our designers.

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