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Beam Team Workouts

Since 2001, Wayne Beam,one of the organizers of the Orange Classic 10K, has been leading training runs on the Classic 10K course in Middletown, NY.  The eight week Beam Team workouts for the 2014 Classic begin Sunday, April 6.  They will be held each Sunday @ 9 AM at Middletown High School’s sparkling new athletic facilities.

Perfect Shoes for Zumba

Vibram Five Finger shoes changed the way designers approach creating shoes – Forever!  Since 2007, when I first began recommending minimal shoes to my customers, many of my shoe companies have created their own version of the minimal or natural design shoe.

MinimusBy far, the New Balance Minimus is doing the best job to satisfy my customers participating in Zumba,  Granted, there are other great models out there, but New Balance is the only company offering widths in my store.

Turkey Trot 5K at the Galleria, Middletown, New York

The Wallkill East Rotary has organized the event.  I am proud to be a member of such a great and giving club. The first ever 5K Turkey Trot at the Galleria will take place at 8 AM on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2013.  The run/walk event will finish in front of the movie theater entrance.

Across America there on more running events held on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year.  I can’t imagine a better way to “Earn your Bird” than to celebrate together on Thanksgiving morning with a little exercise and community fun.  Whether you participate, volunteer or just come to watch your loved ones, this is a great way to begin one of the most important days of our year.

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Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray and his Run Across America

Dave McGillivray and I first met at the August 1980 shoe show at the Coliseum on Columbus Circle in NYC.  I was there to meet a sponsor for my second Run Across America.  Turns out Dave McGillivray was there representing Pro Specs,  Pro Specs sponsored Dave’s 1978 Run Across America.  Dave and I joined Stan Cottrell, who himself had just finished a Run Across America, for a memorable lunch.  We shared some of the experiences and thoughts from our respective journeys.  That meeting had a lifelong impact.  To this day Dave, Stan and I communicate with one another.  Dave, even now, is my number one “go to” person regarding all facets of running event organization.

Frank’s Custom Shoe-Fitting Products

We offer a wide variety of shoes that range from top of the line athletic wear to Diabetic footwear. Frank’s Shoe Fitting and Sporting Goods Inc. carries the finest in footwear even for hard to find sizes and widths with an emphasis in comfort, proper fit, and style. To ensure the best possible fit and feel we utilize our years of experience and time tested tools to customize each pair of shoes. The products we share are the best in the shoe business and with some attention to detail you will receive the best fit of your life.

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