We have added versatile mountain athlete Meredith “Merejune” Edwards to our ambassador team. In related news, we are excited to become the newest sponsor for Edwards’ and Jason Schlarb’s successful video series, “Run Around the World” produced by Ben Clark.

Merejune is a former U.S. Ski Mountaineering Team member and podium finisher at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc’s TDS, the Javelina Hundred 100K and the Flagstaff Skyrace 55K. Together with Jason, Merejune stars in Run Around the World chasing adventurer around the world in places like Oman, China, Ushuaia and in Colorado’s San Juan mountains.

Even though the series focuses on our races, we are looking for adventure and cultural experiences along the way. Ultimate Direction makes gear for wherever we are, whether it’s running vests, trekking poles, Wearable Gear for rain protection or even ski mountaineering missions. The partnership with UD for Jason and me is a perfect match.”

Merejune Edwards

credit: Ben Clark

Shot in dramatic high definition, Run Around the World is free to watch and premiers on Facebook. Meant to inspire and show how the couple deals with taking on big challenges and risks, the series gives viewers insight into what professional athletes experience behind the gloss and “highlight reel” nature of social media.

Watch episode 5 and keep your eyes peeled for new UD gear…