Bellingham, WA September 8, 2011 — McNett®, the outdoor industry leader in personal care, water treatment and gear care and repair products for nearly 30 years, is pleased to announce bronze-level “spawnsorship” of the Bellingham Traverse multi-sport challenge. Based in Bellingham, WA, McNett has donated more than $1,000 in prizes for the event to reward community members for their involvement.

“We selectively partner with Northwest-based companies to provide for a sustainable event,” said Todd Elsworth, creator and race director of the Bellingham Traverse. “Individuals and teams have raised over $60,000 for the local or regional non-profits of their choice through the Traverse as a vehicle for fundraising and McNett’s contributions are a great way to reward our participants.”

The Bellingham Traverse is a 30-mile relay consisting of a 7-mile run, 6-mile single-track mountain bike ride, 18-mile road bike loop, 3.5-mile trail run, 4-mile canoe or kayak paddle and 0.5-mile trek to the finish line at Boundary Bay Brewery. Participants can compete as soloists, in tandem or as teams.

“This race is a great way to raise awareness and funding for a sustainable community,” said David Wiggs, vice president of marketing at McNett. “As a member of this community, it is McNett’s obligation to show our support and reward our neighbors for their hard work.”

The Bellingham Traverse starts on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 12:30 pm near the Farmer’s Market in downtown Bellingham. There will be a celebration at Boundary Bay Brewery for all the finishers and a block party where a special “Traverse Ale” is served. For more information please visit: http://bellinghamtraverse.com.

About McNett Corporation

For 30 years, McNett has manufactured and marketed the finest specialty products for the outdoor, sporting goods and military markets. Based in Bellingham, WA the company’s products are known worldwide by consumers and original equipment manufacturers. McNett brands are available in over 70 countries and include: Outgo™, Gear Aid™, Aquamira®, Camo Form®, Aquaseal®, Seam Grip® and Freesole®. For more information see our website at http://www.McNett.com.

About the Bellingham Traverse

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Bellingham Traverse is a multi-sport challenge that celebrates the lifecycle of salmon and the impact that they have had on our lives and community. Soloists, tandem and relay teams compete for survival on the 40-mile course, which follows the urban greenways and roads through Bellingham. The course then heads out into the open water of Bellingham Bay finishing at a hidden beach at the end of Cornwall Avenue. From there all teams gather to finish the last leg together as they “trek” the last 1/2 mile to the finish line at the Depot Market Square and Boundary Bay Brewery.

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