Fleet Feet Sports, the local retail leader in supporting the Fox Cities running and walking community, announces today its involvement in “All4Run,” a global initiative encouraging communities to take part in a series of special activities May 31 and June 1 in conjunction with Fleet Feet Sports.
Events will take place at all 162 Fleet Feet Sports locations in the United States, covering 38 states and the District of Columbia in an effort to showcase the breadth, importance, and influence of running communities across the country. The events coincide with Global Running Day, which encourages runners to declare their passion for running by participating in a run/walk, encouraging friends to get active, signing up for a race, or setting a new goal.
“We always love an opportunity to celebrate the continued fitness efforts of our community,” says Jeremy Schapiro, Store Operator. “This is a way for us to recognize on a local-level how the fitness movement has evolved nationally. What better way to celebrate than to highlight the social aspect of our movement.” And the community seems to be responding; the Mayors of several cities are proclaiming June 1, 2016 as 'All4Run' Day in their communities. Continues Schapiro, “We serve the entire Fox Cities community and beyond. It’s great to see our Elected Officials embrace small businesses in support of the health and wellness of their respective communities.”
Festivities will kick-off at Fleet Feet Sports’ regular Tuesday evening (May 31) Fun Run/Walk at 6PM at Mr. Brews Taphouse, in Appleton. Walkers and Runners of all levels and abilities are welcome to attend.
Schapiro says a series of walk/run events has also popped up in various areas in the Fox Cities over the two-day celebration, along with additional ways to commemorate “All4Run” day. Activities for the 2-day celebration include:
• Tuesday, May 31 at 6PM; Fleet Feet Sports’ Fun Run/Walk (open to all levels and abilities), kicks off with a Mayoral Proclamation; food and beverages for purchase, invitation to pledge to run/walk on June 1, and more.
• Wednesday, June 1 at Noon; Lunch-time 1 and 2 mile walks are currently being organized in downtown Menasha and Neenah.
• Wednesday, June 1 at 6PM; Get Up & Go History Walking Tour (sold out) at the History Museum at the Castle on in downtown Appleton.
Information about all activities can be found on the store website and Facebook pages. The leader in franchising locally owned-and-operated, community-oriented running retailers, Fleet Feet Sports supports its stores from its headquarters in Carrboro, N.C.
For more information please visit Fleet Feet Sports Fox Valley at www.fleetfeetfoxvalley.com.