Grand Opening Week
Thank you for welcoming us to our newest location! We invite you to join us for a week's worth of fun opportunities to celebrate with the Fleet Feet community, as well as national and local brands and businesses in Durham's historic Ninth Street neighborhood.
Schedule of Events:
Wed, June 7 - The Big Run 5k
Global Running Day is our holiday; a celebration of the activity we love and the sport that brings our community together. To kick off our Grand Opening of Fleet Feet 9th Street, we’re inviting all runners and walkers to join us on June 7th to mark the occasion, set a goal, and cross the finish line. Presented by Brooks Running, The BIG Run 5k is an extra special fun run because Fleet Feets across the entire country will be celebrating Global Running Day and running a 5k together.
The first 200 registered in-person runners/walkers will get a medal, technical t-shirt, Locopop, and other goodies from our sponsors. Hurry and register as this annual race fills quickly. We're excited to work with Brooks Running and other local and national sponsors for this event.
Thu, June 8 - Ponysaurus Pub Run w/ Saucony @ 6:30 pm
Durham’s largest and most iconic Community Run, The Pony Run, will be celebrating Fleet Feet Ninth Street’s Grand Opening in the biggest way possible. For one week only, our beloved community run will have a new route and destination: Fleet Feet Ninth Street. We will run to the store, where you will have the option to partake in the Saucony Shopping Sprint! Runners who purchase anything will automatically be entered to win a full outfit and shoes from Saucony. It will be an exciting evening full of raffles, shoe demos, and fun!
Details: Pony Run officially starts at 6:30 pm at Ponysaurus Brewing. Come early for parking, and to grab a pair of Saucony Demo Shoes to run in.
Fri, June 9 - Durham Mural Run w/ Hoka @ 6-9 pm
In celebration of our beautiful Durham Mural, we are hosting our first-ever Durham Mural Run. The run starts at our newest location, Fleet Feet Ninth Street, and visits many iconic murals around Downtown Durham. Our Hoka rep will be on-site offering demos of the brand’s latest models.
Afterward, join us for a Cocktail Party and Art Gallery featuring work from Nick Cook, a local artist, and muralist who is just as enthusiastic about running as he is his art. See original pieces celebrating Durham and its amazing running community. Participate in an interactive art installation, and enjoy drinks and Hors D'oeuvres all while hanging out with other runners and art lovers in our community!
Sat, June 10 - Block Party! @ 10 am - 3 pm
Fun and Games All Day Long! Join us for a celebration of our Ninth Street Neighborhood with Raffles, Give-Aways, and Carnival Games galore! Some of our favorite brands like Hoka, ON Running, Karhu, Saucony, and OS1st will be in attendance.
Want to get a free workout in before the festivities? Burn Boot Camp North Durham is hosting an extra special workout celebrating their 7th anniversary. ON Running will provide the shoes for the workout, and then we will all run/walk from their workout at the Duke Wall to the Fleet Feet Block Party!
Bonus: When you spend over $25, you’ll get to pick a random Gift Certificate worth anywhere from $5 to $50 dollars!
Sun, June 11 - bRUNch Run @ 8 am
Join us for a special Sunday bRUNch Run at 8 am for easy recovery miles.
This week we will have special guests joining us! Italian Running Brand, Diadora, will be providing espresso and Italian snacks, Bull City PT will be on-site and available to help with any aches and pains, and our neighbors at Restore Hyper Wellness will offer free cryotherapy and coupons! All to help you recover from your weekend and get into Sunday mode with your new running friends.
All paces are welcome for this scenic tour around Duke’s East Campus for the 3-mile route, or tack on a tour of Duke Chapel and Duke Gardens for the 5-mile route.
Questions? Want to get your Durham Business invovled in the Block Party or other Grand Opening Events? Email: Daisy.Marbry@FleetFeet.com