Way’s Bluff Rock Runners

Monday July 16th at 7:00pm at Fleet Feet we will have an info meeting to answer all of your questions about this program. The 1st group run of the 14 week training program will be on Wednesday July 25th at Fleet Feet at 6:00pm. Saturday July 28th at 7:00am will be the first group trail run on a local trail to be announced later. Group Runs will be Wednesday at 6pm & Saturday at 7am each week. Each participant will receive a training plan and t-shirt. We will be training for the M.U.T.S. (Mississippi Ultra & Trail Society) Way’s Bluff Trail Run at The Gray Center in Canton on October 27th. The course is great for those new to trail running as well as those who wanna push themselves! You can read more about the race here: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=55556. You will be coached by veteran trail runner Paul Van Hooydonk. He is in his 3rd year as the Fleet Feet Trail Coach and does a great job of educating, preparing, and encouraging runners! The full program will prepare you for the 25k or 50k distances. The full program is not a beginner running program. We will start a 10-week program for the 8 mile race distance on August 22nd. Not sure if this program is for you? Come to the info meeting on Monday July 16th and we will help you decide!

Pub Run

Fleet Feet’s very own run PUB RUN is BACK. Sponsored by Capital City Beverage and Brooks Running, we meet the last of the month at Soulshine Pizza for a 2 or 4 mile run. Run is at 6pm. If you are 21 or over, you get a free beer on us after the run! This is a free event, but we do ask that you sign the digital waiver and join the Fleet Feet fun run group here.

2018 Ryanman Triathlon Training Info Meeting

The Ryanman Triathlon is Mississippi’s only 70.3 mile triathlon and we want you to finish it! The program starts on Monday morning June 18th. This program is lead by USAT Level 1 Coach Arash Sepehri as well as other experienced triathletes, some of whom are also Race Directors for the Ryanman. They know this race better than anyone and have a strong desire to see you do well in training as well as on race day. Weekly group workouts will consist of swims on Monday mornings at the Madison Healthplex and bike rides on Saturday mornings from various locations such as The Bike Crossing, The Township and Lakeshore Park which is the actual race venue where you can ride the bike course. Coach Arash will be using Training Peaks to give you your weekly workouts to do on your own. This is a great program to use in a coach/athlete relationship. You may find yourself joining up with others in the group to do runs together when you’re not with the entire Fleet Feet group. We will have informational meetings on Monday June 11th and Thursday June 14th, both at 7:00pm at Fleet Feet. Come join us and cross the finish line in October as a Ryanman Finisher!

The Big Run

Last year, 12,000 runners across the country participated in the first-ever Fleet Feet nationwide 5K, The Big Run, on Global Running Day.

In 2018, The Big Run is back and bigger than ever.

On June 6, Fleet Feet locations nationwide, in partnership with Brooks and Nuun, will hold one of two 5K events: either a (super) fun run or a certified, timed 5K race.

All results from certified, timed 5K races will funnel up into a national leaderboard to determine and reward the overall fastest runners and age groupers in the country with some pretty cool cash prizes. And since this is Fleet Feet, and we celebrate and welcome runners of all abilities and levels, we will also recognize runners with some truly unique awards, including:

● Common Ground: Finish at the most common finish time for The Big Run, and we’ll enter you into a drawing for something BIG!

● Middle of the Pack: We’ll recognize the male and female who finish in the exact middle of all The Big Run results.

● Social Butterflies: We’ll thank the two people with the most-engaged social media posts from The Big Run with some pretty sweet prizes.

Curious to check out last year’s event? Search #thebigrun on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see how our epic coast-to-coast running community celebrated at The Big Run.

Can’t wait for June 6? Join Fleet Feet Running Club and visit your local Fleet Feet to see when the next 5K training program begins!

See you on June 6!

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Altra Fun Run

Join us for an Altra fun run on May 9th. Our Altra Rep, Jerome, will not only be demoing Altra shoes for you to try out, but he’ll be giving away prizes from brands like: Feetures, Nathan, Altra, Goodr, and GU! The only way to get a raffle ticket is if you wear test a pair of Altra’s that night!

So get a free test drive in Altras, win a prize, enjoy some light refreshments afterwards, and have a good ole’ time. We’ll see you there!

Tri 101

Have you ever thought about doing a triathlon, but not sure where to even start? Join us at Fleet Feet Sports to train for a sprint triathlon! This 8-week training program for the beginner triathlete will put an emphasis on creating a fun, comfortable, and motivating atmosphere for learning how to improve your swimming, biking, and running skills, and how to put it all together for the triathlon. The course includes a training plan with detailed daily workouts, twice weekly coached group swim, bike, and run sessions, and informative clinics on a variety of relevant topics like gear, transition, and bike maintenance. | Info Meeting: Tuesday May 1st | First Group Workout: May 7th

Fondren Urban Ultra

Join Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society (MUTS) for the 3rd running of this fun event! Run one 5k or 20….

The Fondren Urban Ultra is a 12 hour timed road race for individual runners and relay teams. The 3.1 mile loop is run in the beautiful neighborhood of Fondren in Jackson with a mix of hills and flat sections. The relay teams can be made up of 2-4 runners. Each loop begins and ends at Fondren Church where you can place your nutrition, tent, coolers, etc. Run one lap or 20 laps, test your limits, run your first ultra distance or a few miles….this race is for you!

USA Track and Field CERTIFIED COURSE

The 5k loop is a USATF certified course that will be used to record Mississippi state records in the 50k, 12 hour, and 100k (if anyone can run that in 12 hours). Only MS residents will be recorded for the records. Currently this is the only state certified Ultra course, and there are no MS state records in an ultra distance yet. As a MS resident, run this race and you may be an ultra state record holder for your age after April 14th! Go to staterunningrecords.com for a current listing.

DETAILS

TIME: 7am–7pm
LOCATION: 3327 Old Canton Rd. Jackson, MS
AID STATIONS: one at the start/finish area and one on the course with water, Tailwind, and sweet and salty food.
RULES: individual racers and relay teams must check in each lap. Individual runners can take breaks but must remain in the staging area. Relay teams must always have one runner on the course. A full 5k lap has to be completed in the 12 hour time limit to be counted.
PRICE: individual race $60 and price increase to $70 March 1st, relay $50/person and price increase to $60 March 1st.
RELAY registration: the first person on your team to register will pick a team name. Your following teammates will register under that name.

6th Annual Run Up for Downs

We hope you will join us to support Down syndrome awareness + raise funds for The Lily Pad by participating in the 6th Annual Run Up for Downs on March 24th, 2018 at the Madison Healthplex Performance Center! ALL proceeds will go to build The Lily Pad Cafe which will employ & train young adults with special needs & equip these men & women with the tools necessary to obtain employment by local businesses so that they can not only achieve their full potential, but display to the community their abundant talents and abilities.

The 6th Annual Run Up for Downs will kick off with a 1 mile fun run and a 3.21 run/walk. The Southern Komfort Brass Band will be playing LIVE while you enjoy drinks courtesy of Brown Bottling Group and food from multiple food vendors across central MS. There will be jump zones for the kids, an amazing silent auction + much more!