Crusty Cap exists because running brings us joy and we aim to share this joy with others. We know that some events are more enjoyable than others, and we aim to create events that you will want to come back to year after year.
We focus our attention of small events in our hometown of Salem, Oregon. Our events are no-frills, people-first, low-cost races where everybody leaves with some new friends.
In 2020 we began making our own race caps for participants and this has turned into making hats for others in the running community as well.
Why "Crusty Cap"?
It's a weird name, we get that. Josh (almost) always run in a hat. When he started running more miles after college he had one hat in particular that he wore for years. It was a beat up San Francisco Giants hat that he bought at a grocery store and he just loved it. It smelled bad and it was crusted with salt, but he wouldn't run without it. Now, that crusty old cap has fallen apart, but it's memory lives on.