Four Fox Cities Mayors Collaborate with Fleet Feet Sports to Incorporate Fitness into Their Communities

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1 Fleet Feet Sports Fox Valley will celebrate Global Running Day with a twist. And the Fox Valley has taken notice. Co-Owners Leah and Jeremy Schapiro worked through the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce to extend invitations to four cities; Appleton, Kaukauna, Menasha, and Neenah to be engaged at the community level. All four Mayors responded.


“We’re beyond excited with the response,” Leah Schapiro says. “To see Elected Officials wanting to be a part of something that encourages fitness into their communities; well, that’s exactly what we are here to help cultivate.” The cities have arranged to host events during the day on June 1. “It's a free and easy way for everyone to enjoy recreational activity, even during a lunch break,” says Menasha Mayor, Don Merkes, “We welcome residents and visitors alike to experience and enjoy Menasha’s walkable trails, parks, and waterfront.”

All four Mayors also signed proclamations stating that June 1, 2016 be renamed “All4Run” Day in their respective communities and are committed to urging members of the community to incorporate running into their daily routines. Mayor Merkes of Menasha and Mayor Kaufert of Neenah plan to attend Fleet Feet Sports’ Kick-Off event in the evening on May 31 at Mr. Brews Taphouse, in Appleton, to share their vision of health and wellness for their constituents.

The activities in our community will be a part of a massive, coordinated effort that includes 162 Fleet Feet Sports stores and spans 38 states and the District of Columbia. The 40th anniversary of the brand’s founding coincides directly with Global Running Day. “We are so proud to be part of a business that has a local platform but a national collective voice,” states Co-Owner Jeremy, “it has provided us the opportunity to continue to be at the forefront of promoting and supporting an active and healthy lifestyle for our community while also leading in the run/walk industry. We’re connected to the other active communities of walkers and runners all across the country.”

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