Sugarstride does everything from a trail & ultra running podcast, organizing volunteer opportunities in support of the trails and those that run them, to hosting big group runs for their official running club, Eat Clean, Run Dirty, at hip locations in Cleveland & Akron usually involving a tasty craft beer.



Vertical Runner is a running specialty store that everyone can rely on for all of their training needs. The folks at Vertical Runner are always willing to go above and beyond to make sure that you are always prepared for training and race day. Vertical Runner also hosts many awesome group runs and events that are open to the public.


Huma Chia Energy Gel makes 100% all-natural, great-tasting energy gels people enjoy eating. Hüma is a great all-natural alternative to achieving the nutritional requirements of any athletic endeavor. The ingredient list does not require a nutritional encyclopedia to read. Using Chia seeds, fruit puree, brown rice syrup, sea salt, filtered water, and coconut water,  we have created a gel people have come to appreciate, love and feel confident putting in their bodies. Huma is also a favorite of the BRFF crew.

All of NOOMA’s electrolytes come from the earth. Their high level of potassium comes from organic coconuts and the sodium is sourced from natural sea salt. This simple, yet effective blend of electrolytes means your body’s fluids are kept in better balance and you’ll be saying goodbye to dehydration, cramping, headaches and muscle fatigue. Try a sample of NOOMA at the Burning River Film Festival.

Swiftwick makes “Best Socks You Will Ever Wear”, and they guarantee it. Swiftwick socks are more than just apparel. They are essential performance gear. Each sock is crafted with Contoured Compression® Fit and Fiber FirstTM Moisture Wicking technologies to provide uncompromised blister-free performance. Swiftwick has a commitment to the local community through volunteerism and non-profit support.

Saltstick makes supplements that have been formulated to provide electrolytes to help minimize heat stress and muscle cramping due to perspiration, in a quantity and form which your body can absorb. This product is ideal for athletes, outdoor workers or for use in hot conditions.


Ohio Outside is a leading outdoor adventure brand providing outdoor gear reviews, travel, premier trail races, and outdoor news. They are a team of writers, designers, event promoters and above all else doers who feel they have one of the best jobs in the world. Often you will find them out on the trails testing new gear, on the road to a new adventure or brainstorming our next idea over a lovely beverage.


Mustard Seed Market & Café is the largest locally-owned retailer of natural and organic products in Ohio. They’ve been part of the community since 1981—a locally-owned family business—our specialty is providing high quality natural and organic foods along with education and information on food issues and the environment.


Dave Essinger is an author, teacher, and ultra marathon runner. His novel about ultrarunning, Running Out, is newly out from Main Street Rag Publishing Company.  He currently teaches creative writing and edits the literary magazine Slippery Elm at the University of Findlay, in Ohio. Meet Dave and pick up a signed copy of his amazing novel at the Burning River Film Festival.


The Wayand Brothers Band is back again at BRFF!



August 3, 2016