Fleet Feet Sports (formerly Off N Running), THE local go-to store for all things running, returns again this year as a Kirkwood 5k sponsor. The runner’s mecca has been involved with the race since its inception, making this their 6th year of involvement with the race. Fleet Feet has done a wonderful job over the years of being involved with the Greensboro running community, whether it is providing excellent service and knowledge to a novice through advanced runner; encouraging runners new and old to get out and lace up through their weekly community runs; or by being involved in sponsoring many local races.
Owner John Dewey says that as in the past, several of their employees plan on participating in the K5K this year, adding that it is “one of their favorite local races!” Over the past year, he believes the relationship between Fleet Feet and BackPack Beginnings has grown even stronger. He shared with me that they were recently granted a “cash award from Superfeet at our national Fleet Feet conference which they will use directly toward their Fleet Feet Pickle”- a relay themed race in its second year that will take runners from their High Point location to the Greensboro store- and that the award and the race will benefit BackPack Beginnings. John added that this was a “very proud moment for us and will enable us to help more children in our community.” Isn’t that what it is all about?
So keep an eye out for some of the Fleet Feeters in their distinctive Fleet Feet running singlets at the K5K. And for all your running needs be sure to stop by their Greensboro or High Point store to get friendly, knowledgeable assistance. Then toe the starting line in your sharpest duds and new expertly fitted kicks!