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Celebrating National Running Day!


“Celebrating OUR Holiday – National Running Day in Force in Hampton Roads!  250+ of our running friends joined us for an evening of running, walking, food, music, and fun at Final Kick Sports in Virginia Beach.  An impromptu mini-expo was set up in front of the store with everyone from the Tidewater Striders to our local Brooks rep.  National Running Day was 12 weeks before Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach 2013, so it was the perfect time to start training.  We started our 30 minute fun run with this homage to our Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach finish line, giving runners the encouragement to go the distance with their training during the summer.  Thanks to my friend Sarah for helping me prep the line!  With over 40 prizes (including free shoes, gift cards, race entries and VIP passes), a prize for every kid present (courtesy of Brooks), a promotional t-shirt for every participant, two kegs tapped and live music by Casey McGee at O’Leary’s next door, no one left empty handed, and many people didn’t leave for quite some time.  This is my second year of hosting National Running Day at Final Kick Sports.  We call it the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Kick-Off Party and I can’t wait for the party next year.  Oh and yes, we did have so many people running that we had pacers and a bike team; that’s just how we ROCK!”

—Ambassador of Rock Lei Dunn