Under Armour Puts Runners to the Test in the Colorado Mountains

'It Comes From Below' Campaign Continues With Two-Day Camp

Published On
Aug 22, 2016

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For the next installment of its "It Comes From Below" campaign, Under Armour went above. Today, the sports brand debuted a video featuring footage from its recent two-day running camp where more than 30 athletes were tested on endurance in the mountains of Colorado.

The two-minute film showcases the heart of running in extreme conditions, like snow, sleet and a 10,000-foot elevation. Runners, who wear Under Armour footwear, came from crews around the world to attend the March event, called UA Run Camp-Elevation.

"We took these passionate runners and put them against the worst conditions, trying to test their heart and see how far they want to push themselves," said Bryan Offutt, VP-global brand management at Baltimore-based Under Armour. "The heart came through."

The video, which will air online and be pushed out through the brand's social channels, follows the campaign's first spot, which ran in July and featured Washington Nationals pro baseball player Bryce Harper, highlighting his career through his impressive stats. The "It Comes From Below" campaign aims to showcase the brand's commitment to high-performance footwear.

Under Armour is also putting out a social call to arms for participants of its next event, UA Run Camp-Desert, taking place in October. The brand is asking runners to post photos and share runs socially through special apps, using hashtag #earnyourspot.

Mr. Offutt noted that the new video coincides with the release of Under Armour's new sneaker, the UA Charged Bandit 2, which will retail online for $100.

Read more about the latest video on Adage.com.