Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Best Running Store Ever: Footworks

Good afternoon friends!
Last night I had the pleasure of going to Footworks' 40th year anniversary party. Footworks was opened on May 15, 1970 in the "South Miami" area. They recently opened another Footworks in Miami Beach for the folks who are closer to the northern part of Miami.
The owners of Footworks, Laurie and Hans, have dedicated their lives to serving the running community by establishing the largest running series, The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. This is a series of 5k run/walks held in downtown Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami. The series is primarily aimed at the business community to bring fitness into the work place.
I won the Miami Corporate Run on April 2012
Footworks has also established a non-profit educational and fitness corporation called TeamFootWorks. Their goal is to educate the community about fitness via their fitness programs. The programs include, Fitness 101, Half-Marathon, Full Marathon and 5/10Ks.

You can expect to see Footworks on Saturday mornings at "the circle" providing water and Vitalyte for the runners. Mondays and Wednesdays are the Fitness 101 classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the Fun Runs, on Saturday mornings the Half-Marathon and Full Marathon runners meet at the South Miami Hospital and on Sunday mornings they provide yoga classes.

Footworks is definitely number 1 for me and I am very thankful for their sponsorship throughout my marathon training.

Happy 40th Anniversary!
With JP Huseby (Laurie and Hans' son).
It's a partay!

JP, Hans, South Miami's Mayor, Laurie and the Vice Mayor of South Miami.
I am grateful for the wonderful people
that I have met in Miami's running community. 


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  1. My sister lives in Boca. I'll have to check out the Miami Corporate races!

    1. Definitely Becky!! You could do the West Palm Beach one. It's probably closer.

  2. Glad you have such a great company sponsoring you. I have family in that area and I think that's where they get their running stuff (many people in my family are runners)

    1. That's cool Laura. Tell your family to say hello if they see me =)

  3. It was very nice to meet you at the event on Wednesday. Good luck with everything!


  4. It was very nice meeting you too! Maybe I'll see you at one of the fun runs :)