By Ed Griffin
February is almost over and spring not far off. It is a perfect time to consider these “Three Big Things”:
The 40th Anniversary Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run is off to a great start with more than 1,850 people signed up for the 10-mile run or two-person relay. In fact 1,740 are in the 10-mile (85 percent of 2017) and 114 in the Relay (72 percent of 2017). Take advantage of the early registration rates for the Mountain Goat by registering by 11:59 p.m. this Wednesday, Feb. 28 -- you'll save $15. Plus, if you register before the end of early registration, you can sign up for the popular Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Training Run Series for free. Sign up here: www.dunntire.com/mountain-goat-run
Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse is the official training program for Syracuse's most popular and challenging race! This is a 12-week, coached program that will prepare you for the Mountain Goat or a spring half marathon of your choosing. You will receive instruction at all group runs, a weekly email from the coach with important training tips, and a schedule to follow for the duration of the program. Training will focus on gaining endurance, hill technique, hydration, nutrition and pacing. Program sessions are held on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings and start this Wednesday. All the information is here: www.fleetfeetsyracuse.com/training/mountain-goat-training
Congratulations to our team member Phil Panebianco, who has accepted a job with our footwear supplier Saucony, as the new Shadow Representative for the Upstate New York Region. Phil has been an awesome part of our business and we look forward to working with him in his new Saucony role.
Meanwhile, with Phil’s departure, it means we are interviewing candidates to join our team. As we have discussed often, we focus on helping each of our team members meet their individual career goals.
Many of our former employees either own their own Fleet Feet Sports business, work for Fleet Feet Sports, Incorporated or are enjoying careers in the running industry at companies such as New Balance, Saucony or Brooks. Interested? Learn more and contact us: www.fleetfeetsyracuse.com/about/careers