Cred­it: Saucony on Facebook

Last week, after plen­ty of Face­book fan antic­i­pa­tion, Saucony revealed the details of their Find Your Strong Project. Inspired by the idea that we all get stronger when we run and share what moti­vates us, Saucony is encour­ag­ing peo­ple to share pho­tos and videos that cap­ture their “strong.” Com­mu­ni­ty votes deter­mine the best sub­mis­sions, and win­ners will receive Saucony footwear.

In the first part of the project, Saucony calls on fans to sub­mit close-ups of their “strong face” either before, dur­ing, or after a work­out. Saucony hopes that the project will pro­vide inspi­ra­tion or a chal­lenge for run­ners every­where. View some of the ear­ly entries here.

Per­haps no event requires run­ners to find their strong more than The Boston Marathon. Saucony invites you to kick off the marathon this week­end with an evening of run­ning inspi­ra­tion. An all-star pan­el of ath­letes includ­ing Bill Rodgers, Mark Her­zlich, and Karen Smy­ers will share sto­ries of find­ing their strong against seem­ing­ly insur­mount­able odds. Are you going to be in town for the race? If so, the event takes place at The Boston Cen­ter for the Arts on Fri­day, April 13th at 6:30pm. Reg­is­tra­tion clos­es Thurs­day, April 12th.

You can find your strong in Saucony footwear in today’s men’s and women’s footwear events.

Like the beach boys said, “would­n’t it be nice?” Nice to split win­ters between Alas­ka, Utah and Col­orado, and spend sum­mers shred­ding down in Chile. Video shoot in Switzer­land? We’re there. Sure, we’d all like to ski all day and par­ty all night like the pros, but for most of us, our addic­tion to pow­der means work­ing like hell to fund the dream.

Sur­face Skis hon­ors those of us who do what­ev­er it takes to get max days on the moun­tain in their Work­ing Class Heroes series – Peo­ple like Doug Jam­bor who worked as a cook in the kitchen of a near­by resort for an entire sea­son, eat­ing for free, but bare­ly scrap­ing by so that he could ski, meet great peo­ple, and hit his first 100-day sea­son. Doug, and others,are not only acknowl­edged, but they receive a sweet care pack­age of Sur­face good­ies to show their appre­ci­a­tion. For infor­ma­tion or to sub­mit to Work­ing Class Heroes, click here.

And today you can make that hard earned dough go a lit­tle fur­ther with The Clymb hookup on Sur­face pow­der and all-moun­tain skis.

Cred­it: SurfaceSkis.com

And, nes­tled deep in red­wood trees, between the inspi­ra­tion-heavy San Fran­cis­co and the inno­va­tion of Sil­i­con Val­ley, Free­wa­ters’ design stu­dio gives life to san­dals that chal­lenge the indus­try norm and strive to per­fect form, fit, and com­fort. That soli­tude inspired the studio’s name, The Shaolin Temple.

But Free­wa­ters doesn’t just take a no non­sense approach to design­ing footwear, they’re also com­mit­ted to find­ing solu­tions for the glob­al drink­ing water pan­dem­ic, doing their part to help pro­vide fresh water to the peo­ple of the world who need it the most.

Free­wa­ters’ Clymb debut fea­tures a selec­tion of their slip-on san­dals suit­able for comb­ing your local beach or an exot­ic locale.

Final­ly, trail and road ready footwear by New Bal­ance, designed to reduce foot and body strain with ergonom­i­cal­ly sup­port­ive design. Shop select styles for men and women here.

Shop all of these events and receive lim­it­ed-time $4.98 flat ship­ping. Or add a The Clymb t‑shirt to the mix and your entire order ship for free.

Also Fea­tured This Week:

When We Say Tec­ni­ca, You Think Best — Plus Cre­ativ­i­ty, Com­mu­ni­ty, & Lifestyle with SABRE

Leave Your Mark on the Moun­tain with Kom­bi, Pow­der­horn, and Ambler

Our friends in the great white north won’t under­stand (I’m look­ing at you, Alas­ka!), but for the rest of us, win­ter is final­ly here. So get ready to shred with Atmos­phere, Drag­on, DUB, Foursquare, Jones Snow­boards,  Moment, Ninth­ward Skis, Nomis, Sig­nal, Skull­can­dy, Spe­cial Blend, Trew, Vestal, West­comb, and more.

Cred­it: Ninthward.com

And Saucony invites you to Find Your Strong with their light­weight, mois­ture-wick­ing, trail run­ning footwear. We’re curi­ous to know what makes you strong. Vis­it us on Face­book lat­er today to share your story.

We’ve still got our lim­it­ed-time $4.98 flat ship­ping in effect, but adding a The Clymb t‑shirt to your order means the whole order ships for free!

Tomor­row at mid­night is the dead­line to vote in our I Wish I Was There Land­scape Pho­to con­test, so make sure you stop by Face­book to get your vote in.

Also Fea­tured This Week: 

Gib­bon Slack­lines, KAVU, and Knives & Tools

Camp Out and Shines So Bright

Give a wel­come to a new brand to The Clymb: Lafu­ma. Built on con­fi­dence and endurance, design and inno­va­tion, and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, Lafu­ma pro­duces world-class moun­tain, trekking, hik­ing, trail and run­ning gear and fur­ni­ture. Our first Lafu­ma event fea­tures hik­ing boots, trail run­ners, and run­ning shoes at up to 50% off. Shop Lafu­ma here.

And mak­ing a return are O’Neil­l’s com­fort­able, high qual­i­ty and light­weight eye­wear for men and women. We have a sweet selec­tion of styl­ish sun­glass­es at up to 60% off. The O’Neill event begins now.

If you need an invite to shop (and you do, by the way) I’ll be hap­py to extend one on Twit­ter or Face­book.