Power of Running

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Crossing the finish line is a powerful feeling, whether it's your first race or your fortieth. And crossing together is even more so.

We know the powerful connections that running brings to our community. In 2014, Fleet Feet Menlo Park's training groups ran 105,705 miles together. Yes, you read that right: 105,705 miles. We trained 397 athletes, employed 33 community members, connected more than 40 local businesses, and donated $15,400 to 43 charities.

Launching Saturday, August 1, our Power of Running initiative celebrates all that running together, running for good, running to inspire, and running for fun does for the Silicon Valley community. FFMP joins 150 Fleet Feet stores nationwide in this effort; together we'll have a powerful impact. Join us.  

  • The Power of Running For Good is a nine-weekend charitable effort in partnership with Nathan Sports, Superfeet, Balega International, adidas, New Balance, Asics, and Addaday. From August 1 through September 30, FFMP will collect a portion of the proceeds from the sale of select products, match vendor donations, and then give the total sum to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, devoted to supporting individuals with SMA and their families.
  • Run Happy Power Hour, an exclusive Fleet Feet Sports event created with Brooks Running that asks the question, “Which store can log the highest number of miles together in one hour?” FFMP will host a Power Hour every Thursday in September at 6:30 p.m.
  • Recess Run, bringing extra fun to the notion of a fun run. The Recess Run will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 27. 
  • The Power of Running to Inspire, a national nomination contest sponsored by Mizuno that will recognize runners and extraordinary community or personal impacts resulting from those runners’ efforts or stories.

Come shop at FFMP join our efforts and celebrate the power of running. Our calendar of featured products:

August 1 - 2 - ALL Nathan Products ($4 donated per item)
August 8 - 9 - GREEN Superfeet Insoles ($4 donated per insole)
August 15 -16 - Balega Hidden Comfort ($2 donated per pair of socks)
August 22 - 23 - adidas Sequence & Guide ($6 donated per pair of shoes)
August 29 - 30 - New Balance 880 & 860 ($6 donated per pair of shoes)
September 5 - 6 - Asics Gel-Kayano 22 and 21 ($6 donated per pair of shoes)
September 12 - 13 - Addaday, all marble rollers ($2 donated per roller)
September 19 - 20 - CEP, all products ($2 donated per CEP item)
September 26 - 27 - Nathan visibility ($2 donated per visibility item)

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