Tue Nov 29, 2011
On a humid and windy day in Ft. Lauderdale, the Karhu Bear fought through the elements to finish the Karhu 5k in 24 minutes. Coincidentally, he also finished in 24th place. The first 10 lucky finishers who outlasted the bear earned a free pair of Karhu shoes for their effort. Seasoned local runner Paul Marmaro, who became the Karhu Bear for the day, said that this effort in the heavy and fur-laden bear suit was harder than the Olympic Trials prep training he did while in his prime!
Sat Jun 4, 2011
CHICAGO, IL - On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the national 13.1 Marathon® Series produced by US Road Sports & Entertainment Group made its way to the Windy City for the 3rd year in a row, bringing out over 4,400 runners to Chicago’s lakefront. The half-marathon started and ended at the South Shore Cultural Center, the site of the climactic closing concert in the movie “Blues Brothers.”Read More
Fri Mar 25, 2011
Runners Can Win $100K Or “Beat The Karhu Bear,” At 13.1® Marathon New York On Saturday, April 2
USRS Offers Largest Half-Marathon Prize Ever for World Record; First 10 5K Racers Who Beat Runner In Bear Costume Win New Karhu Running Shoes
Sat Mar 19, 2011
March 19, 2011 – Karhu means ‘bear’ in Finnish and today the bear came out of hibernation to challenge racers to beat him across the finish line during the Run Wild 5k in Atlanta.
The Karhu Bear finished in tenth place out of 842 runners with a time of 20:02. The runners who beat him all received a free pair of Karhu running shoes and “I beat the bear” t-shirt for their achievement in “Beating the Karhu Bear”.
The Run Wild 5k challenge is part of the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon weekend festivities.
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Sat Mar 19, 2011
Bill Moss of Marietta to run in Karhu Bear Outfit this Saturday
For Immediate Release, March 16, 2011: Because Karhu mean’s ‘bear’ in Finnish, The Run Wild 5K, a part of the Publix Georgia Marathon race weekend of events, invites runners to come out on Saturday, March 19, and try to "Beat the Karhu Bear." The first 10 runners who "Beat the Karhu bear” during the 5K and cross the finish line before the bear, will be presented with a coupon good for a FREE pair of Karhu running shoes of their choice.Read More
Tue Mar 1, 2011
The Karhu Bear is from Helsinki, Finland and is expected to run the 5K in the neighborhood of 20 minutes.
Any runner who "beats the Karhu bear” during the 5k will be presented with a FREE pair of Karhu running shoes of their choice. Runner's who accomplish the feat will be able to pick up their shoes at Runner's Depot in Davie or Aventura. Read More
Sun Sep 12, 2010
Robert Wade of Arlington, VA Crossed Finish Line First as Top Male Finisher Wearing his KARHU Racers
WASHINGTON, DC -- The 5th Annual Nation’s TriathlonTM To Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society took place today in the nation’s capital, featuring a record field of 4600 competitors, including Mayor Adrian Fenty, competing in the shadow of our national monuments and memorials. Craft was the official performance apparel brand sponsor for the race and KARHU footwear was the official sponsor of the run course.
Wed May 5, 2010
From New York to Los Angeles, Legendary Running Brand Helps Half Marathoners Move Forward™ to the Finish LineRead More
Mon Apr 5, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC – Organizers of The Nation’s Triathlon™ To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announced today that Craft and KARHU have signed on for the second year as official sponsors of the Nation’s Triathlon™ taking place on Sunday, September 12, 2010 in Washington, D.C. With a 900% registration growth...Read More
Tue Jan 12, 2010
Beverly, MA (January 12, 2010) – Today, KARHU, Finland’s Legendary Running Brand, announced another addition to its growing team of experts. Goran Bergsten joins the KARHU executive team as General Manager, Nordic Region, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the sports industry to the company.Read More
Fri Nov 6, 2009
Legendary Finnish Running Brand Expands its Reach to Germany, Austria and Italy
Beverly, MA (October 29, 2009) – KARHU, Finland’s legendary running brand announced today that it is expanding in Europe. This coming spring Karhu will be reaching a significantly wider European distribution network. On the heels of launching award-winning Fulcrum footwear in N. America in 2009, KARHU will soon be available in the Finnish, German, Austrian and Italian markets in Spring 2010.