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RUN WITH US! GROUP RUNS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS AT WEST STRIDE

Saturday Stride Support Group Runs:
Join us for a group run from the store on select Saturday mornings at 7:30 am or 8:00 am (please see below for specific dates and times). We provide the scenic courses, cold water, and clean bathrooms - all you have to do is bring yourself! All abilities welcome (Striders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Check the event listings below for dates of upcoming Stride Support Runs!

Wednesday Run Options:
Looking for a mid-week group run? We have two great options for you on Wednesdays:
AM Striders meet at 5:45am on Wednesdays at the Caribou Coffee in our shopping center. This is a self-led group that runs 3-5 miles (with the option to tack on more, of course). We welcome ALL paces and ability levels. After the runs, enjoy a cup of coffee with friends! If you are interested in coming out for one of these AM Strider runs, please call 404-467-1010 or e-mail genie.beaver@weststride.com.

Wednesdays at West Stride: Run with West Stride every Wednesday evening! Take off at 6:30pm for a casual group run of 3-6 miles through the local neighborhoods. The run is FREE and open to all abilities! (Striders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Reflective gear is required! NEW FOR 2014: Runs will be hosted at the store for the first 3-4 Wednesdays of the month, but the last Wednesday of each month, we will relocate and meet at Red Brick Brewery!

Red Brick Runs: On the last Wednesday of each month, we change up our regular Wednesday run and head to Red Brick Brewery! We do a fun 3 mile run, then hang out after for Red Brick beer ($5) and snacks. Be sure to see the specific dates in the event listings below. (Striders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).




UPCOMING STORE RUNS AND EVENTS

July 30 AM Striders Group Run — Caribou Coffee - 3487 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, 5:45 am
Looking for some company for your (early) morning runs? Join us Wednesdays at 5:45 am for runs of 3-6 miles. The group meets at Caribou Coffee in the West Stride/Houston's shopping center. Afterward, enjoy a coffee at Caribou! E-mail genie.beaver@weststride.com or call 404-467-1010 for more info.
July 30 West StRYEd debut and Red Brick Run — Red Brick Brewery, 2323 Defoor Hills Road, 6:30 pm
The debut of West StRYEd IPA happens tonight! It's the last Wednesday of the month, so we're heading to Red Brick for our evening run. Meet at Red Brick Brewery for a 6:30pm group run. Then stick around for beer tastings and Johnny's Pizza. Tickets for the beer tour and tasting will be offered a special discounted rate of $5. Details available on the West Stride Facebook Page.
August 2 First or Fastest Half Marathon Training Kick-Off Run! — West Stride, 7:30 am
It's time to train for a fall half marathon! Get ready for 16-20 weeks of coached Saturday runs. The program is led by Mari Geier of the American Boot Camp Company and includes rotating locations, including West Stride! Registration is now open at The American Boot Camp Co. webpage.
August 2 Back to School Stride & Tax-Free Shopping! — West Stride, 7:30 am
It's time to gear up for back to school! Start the morning with a great run (routes of 3-20 miles) and spend the rest of the day shopping. The Georgia Sales Tax holiday is Aug. 1-2 and we're celebrating by making the entire store TAX-FREE! Details on Facebook.
August 6 AM Striders Group Run — Caribou Coffee - 3487 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, 5:45 am
Looking for some company for your (early) morning runs? Join us Wednesdays at 5:45 am for runs of 3-6 miles. The group meets at Caribou Coffee in the West Stride/Houston's shopping center. Afterward, enjoy a coffee at Caribou! E-mail genie.beaver@weststride.com or call 404-467-1010 for more info.
August 6 Wednesdays with West Stride Group Run with Newton! — West Stride, 6:30 pm
Join us for an evening group run at 6:30 pm on Wednesday. Runs will be from 3 to 6 miles. It's a great way to get in a mid-week training run with friends! Plus, Newton Running will be here with the all-new Fate and Kismet to test out on your run!
August 13 AM Striders Group Run — Caribou Coffee - 3487 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, 5:45 am
Looking for some company for your (early) morning runs? Join us Wednesdays at 5:45 am for runs of 3-6 miles. The group meets at Caribou Coffee in the West Stride/Houston's shopping center. Afterward, enjoy a coffee at Caribou! E-mail genie.beaver@weststride.com or call 404-467-1010 for more info.
August 16 Vinings Downhill 5K Run for the Kids — 2859 Paces Ferry Rd Atlanta, GA, 8:00 am
Flat, fast and downhill - Registration for Atlanta's fastest 5k on 08-16-2014 is now open. Same great course as last year with a bus to take spectators from start to finish, police help traffic when exiting and a great finishing party at Vinings Julbilee. Registration is still available online only until it sells out, so sign up soon: www.viningsdownhill5k.com.
August 20 Wednesdays with West Stride Group Run — West Stride, 6:30 pm
Join us for an evening group run at 6:30 pm every Wednesday! Runs will be from 3 to 6 miles. It's a great way to get in a mid-week training run with friends!
August 27 West Stride's Red Brick Run at Red Brick Brewery — Red Brick Brewery, 2323 Defoor Hills Road, 6:30 pm
It's the last Wednesday of the month, so we're heading to Red Brick for our evening run! Meet at Red Brick Brewery for a 6:30pm group run. Then stick around for beer tastings and Johnny's pizza! Tickets for the beer tour and tasting will be offered a special discounted rate of $5. Details available on the West Stride Facebook Page.
September 3 Wednesdays with West Stride Group Run — West Stride, 6:30 pm
Join us for an evening group run at 6:30 pm every Wednesday! Runs will be from 3 to 6 miles. It's a great way to get in a mid-week training run with friends!
September 5 Frankie’s Friends Doggone Run Virtual 5K — West Stride, 10:00 am
Fetch your sneakers along with Fido or Fluffy and join Frankie’s Friends Doggone Run anytime during the weekend of September 5 -7. The Doggone Run is a unique, virtual 5k event that will put thousands of runners in Georgia and across America on the road to raise funds to help sick and injured pets who need lifesaving medical care. Register as an individual or create your own team for fundraising and then run, walk, bicycle or skip during the designated race weekend -- when and where you want. All participants will receive a Frankie’s Friends Doggone Run dri-fit technical shirt as part of their runner’s goody bag. Click here for details and to register!
October 18 Spooktacular Chase 5K & 1K Fun Run/Walk — Cobb Park (across from Campbell High School), 8:00 am
Chase Seemore the Spooky Owl through Smyrna! This unique chip timed, "Spooky" race course (a Peachtree Qualifier) gently rolls through the historic neighborhoods around downtown Smyrna as you chase our Owl. The Spooktacular Chase benefits Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, a Cobb County non-profit that provides critical services to blind and low vision residents of North Georgia. Registration information available at www.spooktacularchase.com.