BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Year one of our Fleet Feet Racing Team was a success! We’re opening up new spots for 2024.
The Fleet Feet Racing Team is composed of avid runners & walkers who are ever present in the Fox Valley area racing community. We compete, we volunteer and we embody the “WE RUN TOGETHER” spirit. Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Team announcements will be made by Saturday, December 30, 2023.
RACING TEAM QUALIFICATIONS:
- An avid runner/walker at local Fox Valley area races and a raving fan of Fleet Feet Fox Valley;
- When available attend FF runs/events such as our Tuesday night Pub Runs or Saturday morning Coffee Runs. and other FF-sponsored events throughout the year;
- Willing to participate in local races supported by Fleet Feet;
- Excited to be an active part of a team of dedicated runners & walkers of all paces; and
- 18 or older.
RACING TEAM PERKS:
- New team members will receive a New Balance Sponsored Team Singlet and Warm-up Jacket ($170 value);
- Returning team members will receive a set of New Balance gear with approx the same value (still TBC);
- Coach Advisors. Three Coach Advisors will be available to the Racing Team. Terry Gross, a retired High School Coach. The retired husband-and-wife team of John Zupanc and Deb Vercauteren, responsible for countless National and All-American Championship wins for their UW Oshkosh athletes, bring a collection 60+ years of expertise to the role of being available to support our Racing Team members. John, Deb, and Terry are also the coaches for our Summer SpeedPlay program;
- FREE participation in our 6-week Summer SpeedPlay training program ($40 value);
- 25% OFF all Fleet Feet-logoed in-store gear;
- Discounted and comped entry to local events;
- Comped races include The Big Run 5K (June 5, 2024), and the Fox Cities marathon weekend (Sept 16 & 17, 2023) and several additional events throughout the year.
- The opportunity to represent Fleet Feet in the running community.
RACING TEAM EXPECTATIONS:
- Bring your most positive, encouraging, engaged self to all community and team events;
- Represent Fleet Feet with a positive presence at races, events and in the racing community, both in person and online;
- Able to check in, post, tag or otherwise share your Fleet Feet racing experience on social media and in the community;
- (Note: There is no specific shoe-brand requirement);
- Provide the $150 annual membership fee; and
- Adhere to the FF Racing Team Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy.
2024 Racing Team Application Open December 1
Comments from past/current race team members. How did being a part of the Racing Team enhance your run/walk involvement during 2022?
"Being part of the race team motivated me to try running longer distances and working on improving my pace."
"I participated in SpeedPlay this year. It was a lot of fun."
Tell us about any unexpected benefits or perks you experienced.