North Pole Marathon Sponsor – Pixie Mate

I’ve started to round up sponsors for my North Pole Marathon run.  The first one is Pixie Mate, a local Boulder company that makes an awesome specialty drink based on Mate – a South American tea that’s loaded with antioxidants as well as more fun loving caffeine than tea (but less than coffee). 

I met with the founders – T.J. McIntyre (a swimmer) and Duane Primozich (a runner) in their office above Rudi’s near Hwy 36 and Table Mesa.  They’ve got a rocking business going – powered by a bunch of Mate drinks.  I’m been enjoying various flavors of Mate’s for the past few days and am hooked.

We’ve got some fun stuff planned together, including providing a bunch of Mate for the race participants (I wonder if I’ll be the first person to ever drink a Mate Latte at the North Pole?)

  • good stuff. I’m sipping a mate mocha latte right now. I’ve met the owners at several events around town including Elephant Live, The Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, Boulder Peak Triathlon…

  • George Zack


    Fellow Boulder County-ite here. Curious if you have ever considered doing the Pikes Peak event. It is almost a crime to live in Colorado, be a runner and not do that event. It is epic. Contact me if you want to discuss.


  • George – I haven’t run it yet, but I expect I will. While I’ve done my Colorado marathon at this point (Ft. Collins), I’ve heard from many people that the Pikes Peak one is awesome.