The company, world-renowned for both their select running socks and their charitable work, would like to share a little about what they do and strives for in their own words:
“Balega is a proud American / South African Initiative. We produce the highest quality technical running socks. We are beyond passionate about our products and believe that their performance and fit characteristics make them unique to the worldwide market.
“We offer real benefits to athletes of all ages and abilities. All of our socks incorporate a hand linked toe closure which eliminates abrasion across the top of the foot. We also knit an extra deep heel pocket, or “Fit Well”, ensuring that our socks fit the foot perfectly and don’t slide during activity.
“Being NC based, Asheville Marathon is right “next door” to our offices and with causes like Girls on the Run of WNC and the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, it resonated with us as the ideal race to support. There is just never enough money to go around to support the good work some of the amazing people out there do to support the folk in need. Balega would like to help.
“How better to help than through “healing with running”? Wearing our neon orange socks on the day is also a very small fun way for the community to show their support in a very visual way.ʺ
AS A PROUD AMERICAN/SOUTH AFRICAN INITIATIVE, BALEGA HAS OPERATIONS IN BOTH COUNTRIES. THEIR SOCKS ARE DEVELOPED IN THEIR STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES IN CAPE TOWN, AND DISTRIBUTED FROM THEIR WAREHOUSE IN HICKORY, NC: RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD! THEIR FINE SOCKS ARE SOLD AROUND THE WORLD AND PROUDLY WORN BY INNUMERABLE DEDICATED RUNNERS ACROSS THE GLOBE.
Where can you find these special BRIGHT BLUE Asheville Marathon & Half socks?
If you are a Full or Half participant, pre-order your socks online through the ImAthlete Store for $6/pair and get them at packet pick-up when you pick up your race bib. Easy and convenient!
Balega will be at our Asheville Marathon & Half Health and Fitness Race Expo and will have some socks available for purchase until they run out! Pre-order yours now to guarantee these special socks and support our race charities.
ALL SOCK SALE PROCEEDS GO TO BROTHER WOLF & GIRLS ON THE RUN OUR MAIN CHARITY PARTNERS!