Columbia Sportswear is the new exclusive apparel and footwear supplier for the Muddy Buddy Ride & Run Series in the U.S., a combination mountain bike and trail-running race held in 18 cities throughout the year. As part of the deal Columbia also will be the title sponsor, so the event will now be called the Columbia Muddy Buddy Series. The version for children aged 4 to 13 is the Columbia Mini Muddy Buddy.