Michigan based Merrell Footwear will join Great Lakes Endurance as Footwear Sponsor for the 4th year. Merrell, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers a full line of trail running footwear in addition to hiking boots, winter footwear, casual shoes and sandals designed for the active outdoor athlete. Runners will see field reps at most GLE events this summer with the full line of Merrell trail running shoes. Look for their updated trail racing shoe, the All Out Crush 2, a lightweight but stable shoe with superb traction. In addition their Agility series offers a rare combination of heel cushioning and exceptional forefoot proprioception. Overall male and female winners in our long races (15K - 50K) will be awarded certificates for a new pair of Merrell trail running shoes. Merrell will also supply additional gear for door prizes and other awards.