TeamROGUE Elite is running in the Capitol 10K Road Race.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Rogue Running has a new elite team sponsored by Under Armour. TeamROGUE Elite will run its first major race in Austin at the Capitol 10K on Sunday, April 11. The team aspires to finish first, second and third place in the men’s race and win the women’s race. Team member, Darren Brown, is the Capitol 10K defending champion.
“Defending my title is definitely the goal this weekend,” said Darren Brown, “but doing it against teammates with the footspeed of Kyle and Adam, aerobic strength of Joe, and natural talent of Erik is going to take me being a much tougher and more versatile runner.”
TeamROGUE Elite is composed of eight post collegiate runners; Darren Brown, Kara June, Allison Rae Macsas, Kyle Miller, Adam Perkins, Dacia Perkins, Erik Stanley and Joe Thorne. Six of the eight members will be competing in the Capital 10K Road Race. The team is coached by Steve Sisson, Women’s Distance Coach for the University of Texas at Austin.
TeamROGUE recently secured a three-year sponsorship with its official outfitter, Under Armour. In addition to the sponsorship, the team is working with Under Armour as wear-testers and product consultants for its new running shoe line.
TeamROGUE Elite recently obtained nonprofit status. Local sponsors are still needed to donate funds for food and nutrition, offer sports massage services, provide part-time jobs to the athletes and be mentors to guide their post-running careers. Donations are accepted through TeamROGUE’s partnership with Austin Community Foundation at http://www.austincf.org.
Each member of TeamROGUE Elite will participate in community events to raise awareness about the benefits of running. Currently, team members conduct free seminars and core classes for the public. This summer they will direct camps for middle and high school students interested in advancing their running careers.
“We are investing time, money and passionate sacrifice to allow these athletes an opportunity to continue their athletics careers,” said Steve Sisson. “I want to be sure each individual is worthy of the community’s efforts.”
TeamROGUE Elite is a non-profit post collegiate, training and support group for middle and distance athletes who possess the talent and potential to be world class, but not the resources. The founding mission is to provide these missing resources to those athletes, giving them the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
Rogue Running is the leading, integrated training and running equipment provider in Austin whose mission is to create an authentic community of athletes discovering a path to physical, mental and spiritual potential.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand’s moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional natural fiber products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.underarmour.com.