Top Area Trails, Hot Summer Races, Expos, and Sweet New Gear!

Top Area Trails, Hot Summer Races, Expos, and Sweet New Gear!
Summer is in full swing! With the plethora of upcoming races we've narrowed them down to two fantastic upcoming events. A full listing of races can be found here!

Be sure to check out the 10TV Health and Fitness Expo on July 27th and 28th downtown. More details can be found below. We'll be there with a few shenanigans and some great deals on new footwear!

We have a few highlights to the latest shoes and gear that are coming out, and holy cow is there ever a lot of new gear! So, be sure to swing by the store soon to check it all out!

Lastly, we are very fortunate here in Central Ohio to have a great network of parks and trails for your running and walking pleasure. We've highlighted a few of them for you below!

As always, happy running & walking! We'll see you on the trails!
Scioto Miles 10 Miler
It's not too late to sign up for the hottest race of the summer! Sign up today for the Scioto 10 Miler!

When: Sunday, August 4th
Where: Griggs Reservoir to COSI (Park at COSI and get bussed to Griggs)
Packet Pickup: Early Pick-Up is at Fleet Feet Sports August 1st-3rd. Race day pickup begins at 5:00am.
Race Start Time: 7:00am



All participants receive the sweet medal pictured above, a Nike event shirt and a super cozy Headsweats hat to keep this brutal sun off your face!


The premier 10 Mile race in Columbus boasts a tremendous course along the Scioto River.

Participants park at the finish, yes the finish at COSI downtown. They will then be bused to the starting line at Griggs Reservoir in Upper Arlington.

After a scenic start next to the Grigss Reservoir Dam participants head north through the park. Once reaching the Lane Rd park exit participants will head south along Riverside Dr.

Volunteers will be stationed at six water stops along the way, and our friends from Whole Foods Market and Snowville Creamery will be providing post-race goodies!

Also at the finish, Finish Line engravers will be on-site to engrave your finisher's medals! You can pre-register for $10 by visiting the website, or you can pay $15 the day of the event!

We look forward to seeing you all at the event!
Great Scioto Duck Race
Nationwide Children's Hospital presents The Great Scioto Duck Race 5K, 10K & Kids Run

 

Get quacking this Labor Day weekend! On Saturday, September 1, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Development Board will present its 2nd Annual Great Scioto Duck Race, a day of family-centered fun; a 5K, 10K and Kids Run; and finally a rubber ducky race down the Scioto River. All proceeds will go to Nationwide Children's Hospital's world-renown Research Institute.

 

Add our laid-back 5K to your Labor Day weekend. Get your kids moving with a quacktastic morning sprint. Or, use the 10K to help you train for the Nationwide Children's Hospital full and half marathons!

 

Race Details:

Sunday, September 1

Genoa Park & Riverfront Amphitheater; 303 West Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215

 

7:00 AM - Race packet pick-up and registration
8:00 AM - 5K and 10K race start
10:30 AM - Kids' run

Note: You can also pick up your race packets at Fleet Feet August 29-31.

Registration fee:

Adults: $25 if you register before August 26; $30 if you register after.
Kids: $10

  

 

 

For more information about The Great Scioto Duck Race-including how to buy a rubber racing duck and try your luck at one of our fantastic grand prizes-visit www.greatsciotoduckrace.org.

 

10TV Health & Fitness Expo

 

The 10TV Health & Fitness Expo will feature cooking demonstrations (complete with samples), a rock climbing wall, Chopper 10 and several 10TV anchors who will be signing autographs and greeting attendees.

 

The 10TV Health & Fitness Expo will also feature a "Fitness Village" for the first time that will host vendors geared towards attendees interesting in running, walking and multisport events.

 

The 10TV Health & Fitness Expo will be held from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

 

Registration and Packet Pick Up for the 10TV Commit To Be Fit Multisport Festival events scheduled for Sunday, July 28 - including the Giant Eagle Triathlon, Commit To Be Fit 10K, Commit To Be Fit 5K and 2K Fitness Walk - will be held at the 10TV Health & Fitness Expo from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, July 27.

 

PLUS, Fleet Feet will be on hand offering free gait analysis and great specials on some of the latest footwear  

 

Admission to the 10TV Health & Fitness Expo is just $5 at the door, or people can pick up tickets for FREE admission at participating Subway restaurants.

 

You can also download a FREE ticket here.

 

For more information on the 10TV Health & Fitness Expo, visit: 10TV.com/Expo.  

 
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The Latest and Greatest Gear You Must Have!

Another day, another box of gear shows up! Who doesn't like gear! Check out these phenomenal highlights of the latest gear at Fleet Feet but be sure to stop by the shop to get the full view!
Newton Energy NR
IN STOCK NOW!
Designed to meet the needs of runners who want to experience the unique technology platform and ride found only in Newton Running shoes. The EnergyNR facilitates a seamless transition from more conventional running shoe brands into the Newton line. Runners who are new to the brand as well as loyal Newtonites will truly enjoy the lightweight and responsive ride that the EnergyNR offers.
Check out this video for more info!
Nike Apparel
IN STOCK NOW!
Nike has done it again! Coolest styles and prints of the season are here!

Whether you are looking for leapard print shorts, easy breezy tanks, we have what you are looking for.

We are receiving new styles and colors nearly every day so stop back often to pick out the perfect race day outfit!
Headsweats Hats & Visors! IN STOCK NOW!
Don't let this heat and humidity slow you down!

Headsweats hats and visors come in a variety of styles and colors.

The UV Protectant hats protect you from harmful rays, while their moisture wicking technology keeps you cool and dry!

Stop by today to check out the newest styles!
 
110% Double-Life Compression Sleeves

**Coming Soon!**

Double Life Shin/Calf Sleeves combine the benefits of compression and the power of an ice bath in one piece of gear. With 360° icing pockets, reusable ice inserts, and thermal carrying bag they transition from high performance compression gear to an active recovery system in one simple step.

Applying compression and ice to kick start recovery after a tough workout helps prevent swelling and reduces the inflammation that leaves your muscles sore.

Ideal for treating shin splints and calf pain, Double Life Shin/Calf Sleeves are designed for maximum comfort, performance and recovery.

 

Injini Socks
**Coming Soon!**

Maximize your comfort by minimizing bulk, moisture build up and friction with the RUN 2.0 Lightweight No-Show. This ultra-thin, minimalist style performance toesock allows your toes to align and splay naturally resulting in a more comfortable fit. Keep your feet cool with the light and breathable mesh top that maximizes ventilation.

 

The No-show rests below the ankle and features a heel tab to protect against chafing and keep the sock from sliding into the shoe. Wearing in the sunshine? Fear no tan lines. Experience the ultimate in lightweight comfort!

Pearl Izumi N2 & H3
IN STOCK NOW!
H3 - Who says that stability shoes can't be light, fast and nimble? The Project E:Motion Road H3 features our most plush and stable platform. The medial midsole flare and tuned foam densities create a stable platform for very flexible feet that begin pronation at the heel. Our revolutionary Seamless Upper hugs and supports the foot for an amazingly comfortable fit.

N2 - Your one-shoe quiver, the Project E:Motion Road N2, is the perfect balance of light and fast with just enough cushioning and durability to provide the maximum confidence you need to go the distance. The Road N2 will be your go-to high mileage neutral trainer.
The 5 Best Running & Walking Trails in Columbus

Since everyone drives in Columbus, and won't hesitate to run you over, we at Fleet Feet almost always run on local trails. So here's a list of the 5 best routes and what makes them so special:

1.    Olentangy River Trail - Starting north at the trail head in Worthington Hills Market, you can run an entire marathon distance on this super flat, tree-covered trail. Bring your own water, as Columbus Metro Parks has been less than stellar at providing functioning water fountains along the way.

2.    Highbanks - The Overlook Trail gets its name for the 100-foot high shale bluffs towering over the Olentangy River. It's a gorgeous turnaround point on this 2.3-mile loop, plus if you're lucky you'll spot our friendly neighborhood Bald Eagles! Longer distance runners can get in about 10 miles at High Banks without repeating a step. Best part is that the hilly High Banks trails are almost entirely tree-covered and there are water fountains throughout the park.

3.    Alum Creek Trail - For distance runners, this is a lesser used trail in which, roundtrip, you can get 16 miles in. If you start in Westerville, there's a luxurious bathroom stop after 8 miles at the Hilton in Easton.

 4.    Darby Creek Metro Park - This is very rugged, scenic terrain that doesn't get much use. The creek bed is quite steep, and the trails run up and down throughout it. It's not for the faint of heart but provides a great workout.

5.    Sharon Woods - This 3.8-mile loop is 70% tree-covered, but you can cobble together an awesome 12-mile run by taking the extremely under-utilized sand gravel paths that sit inside the outer loop. Water fountains and bathrooms are available.

Honorable Mention     Chestnut Ridge - Get out of Columbus for a bit and take the 30 minute drive south of town along route 33 towards Lancaster. Great views of Columbus can be found from atop the ridge. Make a day of it and treat yourself to Kingy's Pizza on your way back!

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