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Lucky 7 Anniversary

2010. The iPad was invented, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton, the iPhone 4 came out, and Go! Running opened for business. We’ve been blessed to be part of this amazing running community for 7 years, so this month, we are celebrating with some special events.

CELEBRATION WEEK:

MAY 15 – 21st. Celebrate with us All Week Long!

Look on our Facebook for special deals and fun events.

AND… SAVE THE DATES:

This Thursday, May 18th6pm. We’re having a cookout at our weekly Thursday Night Community Run. All paces and distances. The run starts at 6pm at Go! Running – and then stay to join in BBQfest with music, refreshments and more. 

This Sunday, May 23rd8am. BoyScout Trail. We’ll end our 7th the celebration week with a Sunday trail run and breakfast. All paces and distances. Easy trail and lots of fun.

Tuesday, May 23rd, we will conclude our Lucky 7 celebrations with National Lucky Penny Day. See a lucky penny, pick it up and all the day you could have good luck… AND win some great prizes!!

We hope you can make it out to one or all of these events, to help us celebrate. 

PROUD OF WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED – TOGETHER.

Hope you’ve been able to be part of it all.

Over the years, we have been proud to support local runners, community races, and healthy living. We love our running community and enjoy being there for you, every step of the way. We cherish each and every one of you, from the new walker, to the beginner runner, to the high school athlete, to the Olympic hopeful. And, most of all, we have a lot of fun!

Here are some events that have been a staple at Go! over the years:

Thursday Night Run. 6pm every Thursday nights are fun at Go! Running. We meet at the store and then go on a community run. Every week, no matter what.

Go! Run Natural. Every Sunday morning, we get together as a community and go on a morning trail run. Every week, the trail is different. If you want to join us on Sunday, check out our Go! Run Natural Facebook Group page.

Go! Summer Runner Camp. Last year we started this 8 week summer camp for women runners. This is year #2. Join us!  This is a wonderful event for women to enhance their running skills and grow with other women in our running community. It starts Tuesday June 6th and lasts 8 weeks.

Go! Mile. The Go! Mile is a great community run that is for everyone and there are 7 heats to choose from. From kids, to beginners, to the pro, you don’t want to miss this annual event at the President Clinton Library.

Go!bbler Turkey Trot. This run is the undisputed best way to start your Thanksgiving and has become quite the tradition in our community. There are options to run 3, 4, or 6.5 miles and the best part is, we help donate thousands of pounds of food to the local food bank. In 2016, with this amazing communities help, we were able to donate enough food to feed 12,000 meals. Can you believe it?

EVEN MORE FAVORITES – LIFE IF GOOD.

A Great Big Thank you for allowing Go! Running to be part of your lives and part of your events and things that matter.

In addition to these wonderful events, we have other favorites, such as national running day, run at school day, Christmas heroes of the season, shoe recycling, diva night, red nose day, and more! We are lucky to have such a wonderful community who attend all our favorite events and customers and friends who have been with us since the beginning. After all, it’s all about our community and all about you. We want you to run at your fullest potential and can help you along in your journey. From personalized shoe fitting, to gait analysis, to apparel and accessories, we want you to move comfortably and feel confident on your run. And, we would love for you to stop by, join our community, and see what Go! Running is all about.

The best is yet to come.

Go! Run the trails of Arkansas

Our Go! Run family loves to get off the trail and Go! Run natural. Our state is so beautiful, so why not get out and enjoy it? There is just something about running through the woods, enjoying the scenery, and breathing the fresh air. Something about it makes you feel like the only person in the world. Plus, trail running helps with your balance and endurance.

There is a big trail running community here in the state of Arkansas. We wanted to explore some of the trails in our beautiful state, so we asked our Go! Run family what their favorite trail is and why. Here is what each of them had to say:

Gary:  Lake Sylvia 132/132C loop. I love that it is so “runnable” and finishes with a smooth 3 mile downhill, oh, and let’s not forget the views!

Erin: Ouachita trail, lake Maumelle spillway section. I love the spillway, it’s great fun taking the dogs here, there are some quaint wooden walkways and you can access the lake easily.

Michael: Cossatot River Trail. This is my favorite trail to run especially in the fall – with the changing colors, cool temperatures, and beautiful views of the river and falls!

Jeremy: Sylamore trails. The views are so beautiful and the terrain varies from “runnable” to technical and challenging climbs and descents.

Stacey: Hobbs State Park. I love these trails, they are so well maintained plus it’s so close to a number of great coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and museums for your entertainment pleasure after a run!

Greg: Allsopp Park trails. They are in town and close by, but when you’re on the trails it’s like being out in a forest.

Meghan: The section of the Ouachita Trail from highway 9 east to highway 10. It’s magical – with challenging climbs, “runnable” flat sections, creek crossings, wooden bridges, lush greens and beautiful views.

Michelle: Pfeiffer Trail. So i’m usually a road girl, but I love the Pfeiffer loop because it is like a mini forest getaway so close to the River Trail and Big Dam Bridge!

Cortney: The Back 40 – 20 mile loop.  So I have run many miles on the road, but trails are a new thing for me. I chose the Back 40 because it was so very challenging and new to me and knowing that I could do it was a cool feeling!

Join our running community for a weekly trail run every Sunday at 8 a.m. The details are posted on our Go! Run Natural Facebook Group. And, tell us what trail is your favorite!

Go! Running with Cami the Shop Dog

Cami is often at Go! Running, greeting customers, being petted, and sitting on kids laps. We thought this must be a really cool life for a dog, so we sat down with her over a bag of treats to find out.

How long have you worked at Go! Running?

I found Gary at CARE a little over 4 years ago. He clearly needed a companion, so I thought I’d let him be my human.  Ever since then, we come into the shop together about 3 or 4 days a week.

What’s your favorite thing about coming to the store?

Well, Meghan and Cortney are always hugging me, and that’s nice, but when the UPS guy comes in he gives me treats! Then I get to sit with people who pet me while they try on shoes.  When they’re not looking, I walk off with the cardboard packing from the shoes, rip it up, and make a really cool mess.

Then sometimes, we walk around to the other shops in the Heights neighborhood.  I love Fuller and Sons because they always have Bacon Strip treats for me. So does Relyance Bank.  I snag a few after doing tricks for them.  But I miss my brother Milo during the day, so when I get home we chase each other around the yard to say Hi.

We hear you like to carry things around all the time. Like what?

I’m most famous for bringing socks to people.  When the door chimes, I run over to the try-on sock bin, grab a pair, then bring them to the new customer.  When I give them a little (love) grumble growl, some of them figure out they’re supposed to pull on the socks. Sometimes when we have kids in the store, Gary blows up a balloon and I get to take it out to the little boy or girl.  They love it, but the mom’s make this funny “awww” sound.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dog? 

What, me? A dog?!

What do you love to do when you’re not at the store?

Usually in the mornings, we all go for a long walk or run. Sometimes I have to wake up Gary to remind him it’s time to go.  Then we’re off to a trail somewhere, and I get to chase squirrels, swim and just run through the woods. My favorite though is when Gary runs with me.  We go a lot further and I get to smell and see so much more.

Yes, I have a great life and love seeing all our Go! friends . . . . . . Ummm, are you going to eat that last treat?

If you would like to meet Cami, we would love for you to stop by and hang out with her and the rest of the Go! family. We welcome runners and walkers from all paces and walks of life. Come and be part of our running/walking community. Remember, every run begins with Go!

 

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