CULTURE / COMMUNITY / CREATIVITY
Our goal is to build a sustainable CULTURE within our sport.
We are part of the COMMUNITY.
What makes us unique is our CREATIVITY .
Elevation Culture's goal is to create a unique and memorable experience for every athlete that shares the same passions and goals. Our roots begin with our love for the mountain trails. The best part is that each piece is created and handcrafted from athletes that share the same trails.
We are MOUNTAIN INSPIRED.
ERIC CHRISMAN, Owner | Founder | Designer
Eric discovered a way to marry his love for mountain ultra running and design. After completing his second 100 mile ultra trail race at San Diego 100 mile Endurance Run he found a need to display his hard earned buckle.
In 2015 he designed the first elevation profile buckle plaque that set the pace for an amazing journey. Soon after he had the idea to create wooden medals that were mountain inspired in design. Elevation Culture was born and now offers 100% handcrafted race awards and medals.
Eric lives in San Diego, California with his girlfriend Miranda where he finds inspiration in the mountains, coaching running, and seeking out the next big adventure.
TAHOE 200 2016
CHIMERA 100 2014
MATT WHALEN, Co-Owner
Matt started his endurance lifestyle in the world of Triathlon. After completing a few
Ironman races, he sought more and found the sport of ultra running and hasn’t looked back.
Matt finds that ultra running teaches valuable life lessons of perseverance and commitment, and since discovering ultra; he has a renewed sense of purpose and
determination for life. The friendships he’s found and developed are lifelong and true.
He without a doubt feels the people make the sport worthwhile.
Matt grew up and lives in San Diego with his wife Brooke and their two Australian
Shepards Luna and Vega. He’s passionate about the local running community and giving
back and currently serves as the President of the local run group SURF, San Diego
Ultra Running Friends.
JAVALINA JUNDRED 2016
ANGELES CREST 100