Contributed by Michael Kraus
Road Runner Sports has opened a new store in South Denver and will be celebrating its Grand Opening March 20 through March 22, 2014.
Kicking off the celebration, Thursday March 20 6-8pm is “Girls Night Out”. Bring your friends, feel special and get pampered with the chance to win $600 in Nike gear.
Friday the 21st from 5-8pm is the Road Runner Sports VIP Exclusive party, w rtshere members of their VIP club will get the red carpet treatment with a chance to win $1,000 in prizes, and enjoy free craft beer and goodie bags.
On Saturday March 22 from 9am – 2pm the celebration will continue where participants can win $2,000 in prizes and toast to new friends with free craft beer & snacks.
There is a free tech tee for the 1st 100 attendees. There will be a raffle for race entries for a few local races including the Platte River Half Marathon and you can also register to win the “Ultimate Training Package”.
While you are there you should check out the Shoe Dog fitting system that is at the center of the shoe buying process to help determine what type of shoe is best suited for you. Through its six step process a customer is lead through a series of questions to help identify where they are as a runner. You step on pressure pads and get a reading of where you are applying the most pressure in your stance. You also get video replay as you jog barefoot so you can see how your foot lands without the aid of footwear. All of this helps give you a unique identifier so that you can more easily find the right shoe for you. I am a “Performance Neutral”.
You also have an option to be fitted for their performance footbed right there in the store that is custom fit to your foot. They offer a small amount of support to help guide your foot back into its neutral position without a stiff orthotic and it adds extra padding too.
Once you know the type of shoe you are looking for the helpful shoe experts can help you find the perfect shoe.
I first started going to RRS when I lived in San Diego back in the 90’s. I always found that they offer a wide selection of shoes of all the major shoe brands. It is nice to be able to try shoes on and have a knowledgable staff to ask questions to yet pay prices more on par with the prices you can find online. I should mention, that in order to get their best rates or what they refer to as their “VIP” rates, you must pay for their annual membership which, if you shop there a couple times a year, will definitely pay for itself. Even though they are a nation-wide chain, they offer all of the personalized services of the typical hometown, running specialty store.
They are also very active within the local running scene sponsoring a wide selection of races, offering weekly training runs and adventure runs, and host quite a few running related seminars throughout the year. Finally, they carry a great selection of running supplies and apparel.
RSVP for the Grand Opening on here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/road-runner-sports-south-denver-grand-opening-tickets-10177656645