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Few things define Coloradans like the mountains.

No other state is home to as many ‘14ers’—peaks rising above 14,000 feet—as Colorado, and each year, over 300,000 people make the pilgrimage to the top of these natural cathedrals. The journey to the summit is not simply a bucket-list endeavor; it’s a rite of passage for locals and visitors alike. As with all great pursuits, the climb to the top of a summit is physically and mentally demanding.

In mountain climbing, a route is ranked by level of difficulty, with Class 5 representing the most challenging. To summit an obstacle in this manner requires focus, discipline and unrelenting determination.

As Coloradans, we live for that challenge.

INTRODUCING

THE CLASS 5 KIT

THE TOPOGRAPHY LINES EMBOSSED THROUGHOUT THE KIT ARE AUTHENTIC COLORADO MAPS OF SIX 14,000 FOOT MOUNTAINS - GRAYS PEAK, TORREYS PEAK, PIKES PEAK, MT. BIERSTADT AND QUANDARY PEAK.
THE ‘C96’ TAG ON THE FRONT OF THE TOP REMINDS EVERYONE IN MLS OF TWO THINGS: 1. WE’RE A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LEAGUE AND 2. WE’RE PROUD TO REPRESENT THE ENTIRE STATE OF COLORADO FOR OUR 26TH MLS SEASON.

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GIVING BACK TO THE CENTENNIAL STATE

More than simply celebrating Colorado’s peaks, the Class 5 jersey seeks to support and give back to the state we call home through a partnership with Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI). Throughout the 2021 season, the Rapids and CFI will coordinate various opportunities for fans to engage in donation, volunteering, and education opportunities around trail stewardship and safety. To kick off this partnership, fans can select to make a donation to CFI when purchasing a Class 5 jersey through Altitude Authentics. As part of the Rapids Patch Series, a Class 5 patch has been launched in conjunction with the jersey, with all proceeds from the Class 5 patch will be donated directly to CFI. These donations will help CFI complete several large-scale trail reconstruction projects over the next five years on Mt. Wilson, Mt. Shavano, and Mt. Princeton.

Click here to learn more about the Colorado Fourteener Initiative or to make a donation.

CELEBRATING OUR MOUNTAIN CULTURE

The Class 5 jersey represents the innate drive within each of us to keep climbing toward our goals, whether it’s reaching the top of a 14er or the top of the league.

Like the mountains that inspired the colors and the design, the Class 5 jersey reminds us to dare to reach new heights in every aspect of our lives.

THE CLASS 5 KIT IS ON SALE NOW!

Purchase the kit today online at MLSStore.com by clicking the link below!

WIN A CLASS 5 KIT!

Enter to win a new 2021 Class 5 Kit by clicking on the link below and submitting the requested information.