In a time of unprecedented crisis, it is time for us all to take steps to work together to do our part to end this miserable virus. Unfortunately, that means making very uncomfortable and difficult decisions that will alter life as we know it for the short term. As a locally owned small business we feel a strong sense of responsibility to look out for our community, as our community has looked out for us over the last 19+ years here in Cincinnati.
As such, we have always let our Core Values guide our decision making process, especially during the toughest of times. Our first core value is to “Put People First.” With that in mind, the safety of our staff, our families and our community must be put at the forefront.
Our next core value is “Do The Right Thing.” And the right thing to do at this point is to close the doors of our three retail stores to help halt the spread of COVID-19. All Fleet Feet Cincinnati locations will close effective tomorrow, March 17th, for the foreseeable future. Right now we plan to open again on March 31st.
“It’s A Privilege To Serve” is our next core value, and it truly is a privilege to serve our community. While our doors may be shut, we will not stop in our pursuits to serve our community while our doors are shut.
- Our full-time staff will continue to work and get paid despite us closing our doors. When we do re-open, you can plan on beautiful, newly merchandized stores!
- We will be donating hundreds of shoes to local organizations to help keep people moving when possible.
- We will continue to support and engage our Fleet Feet Training Program runners through virtual meet-ups, chats, and video engagement.
In an effort to “Create Value With Every Action” we plan to highly encourage the use of our online store. In the coming weeks, as always, you can shop our full inventory at FleetFeet.com and have items to keep you moving at your door within 2-3 business days. Your consideration for this option means the world to us - more than you’ll ever know.
We aim to “Lead And Influence In All That We Do.” As such we are making the necessary call to press pause on all of our free community events, in-store events, fun runs and pub runs. But don’t let this slow you down. Get out the door. Take a breath of the fresh spring air. Keep moving forward even if it’s solo or with a few friends.
We will miss you over the next few weeks, but we will spend time creating more pathways to “Engage And Empower Our Community.” Together Cincinnati, Ohio, The United States, and the world will get through this. Despite the challenges “Be Present In Every Moment.” Don’t let the crisis deter you from “Working, Sweating, and Living Passionately.” Soon enough, we will be back and ready to “Run Together.”
Be safe. Take care of yourselves and your families. And remember… Running Changes Everything.
Frank, Stacey, Meredith and the entire Fleet Feet Cincinnati Team