Holy moly – it’s August already! Just because we’re beginning our unfortunate descent into autumn doesn’t mean we’re slowing down one bit – we are packing August with everything a runner could want and more!

TEAM NIGHTS

15teamniteshirtGet all your pre-season essentials at a Marathon Sports Team Night! This month we will begin hosting XC teams from all over Massachusetts at our store locations. Each athlete in attendance receives 20% off all non-sale items (excludes electronics) and we often engage vendor sponsors to come demo some product and give out some goodies!

If you are a coach or athletic director and would like to schedule a team night, CLICK HERE for more information!

PUB RUNS

pubrun graphicIs there anything better post-run than a cold beer? How about a FREE cold beer? Our Pub Run Series is still going strong through the month of August. Each Pub Run will have a vendor in attendance – all you have to do is demo a pair of shoes and that’s your ticket to a free post-run beer! Check out our Pub Run schedule for August:

CAMBRIDGE – Thursday August 13th [VENDOR] Saucony [BAR] Cambridge Common

YARMOUTH – Thursday August 20th [VENDOR] TBD [BAR] TBD

BOSTON – Tuesday August 25th [VENDOR] Saucony [BAR] Tico Restaurant

BROOKLINE – Thursday August 27th [VENDOR] Hoka [BAR] Washington Square Tavern

SHREWSBURY – Thursday August 27th [VENDOR] Asics [BAR] Jimmy’s Grill & Tavern

MELROSE – Friday August 28th [VENDOR] TBD [BAR] TBD

MASHPEE – Friday August 28th [VENDOR] Hoka [BAR] The Lanes Bowl & Bistro

CLINICS

nutritionclinic_newsletter-Training for a fall marathon? Or just looking to get the most out of your running? Our Wellesley store is hosting an Exercise Nutrition Clinic on THURSDAY, AUGUST 20th. Registered dietitian (and avid runner) Audrey Paradis will be in-store to answer all your nutrition questions – plus, all attendees receive 20% off all non-sale merchandise! CLICK HERE for more information.

-The last Tuesday of every month (8/25), our Cambridge store welcomes Outback PT for an in-store clinic to delve deep into the world of biomechanics and injury prevention from 5-7pm. Just stop by the store or sign up by CLICKING HERE.

PRODUCT TESTING

saucony_mansfieldTHIS THURSDAY Saucony will be at our Mansfield store in search of footwear testers! If you’re a women’s size 8.0 or men’s size 9.0 or 10.0 and wear neutral shoes, you’re in!

Sign up by CLICKING HERE.

GROUP RUNS

Aside from the weekly Run Clubs at each of our stores [CLICK HERE FOR INFO], we have a couple of neat group runs taking place this month:

energyrunlogoENERGYrunBoston: part run, part Amazing Race, the ENERGYrun will provide an opportunity for some friendly team competition while you explore some of the city’s best landmarks. CLICK HERE for more information.

Hub on the Run: starting Saturday, August 15th, we’ll kick off a weekly group run/running tour of Boston! This is open to runners of all ages and ability levels. Get your sightseeing and workout done at the same time! Arrive at Boston Marathon adidas RunBase by 10:30am ready to run and have fun! Lockers are available to store your belongings.

B.A.A. Half Marathon Women’s Tune-Up: every Saturday starting 8/15 until the B.A.A. Half Marathon, Olympian Jen Rhines will lead a women’s-only group run for those training for this great half. Jen led a similar series leading up to the B.A.A. 10K and it was a big hit! Women of all running abilities are welcome – just bring your enthusiasm! Meet at Boston Marathon adidas RunBase at 8:30am ready to run.

ROAD RACES

newsletter buttons_races_1The Marathon Sports End of Summer Classic is just around the corner! On Friday, August 28th, join us for a 5-mile road race held entirely within scenic Bare Cove Park in Hingham. The race features merchandise prizes and a post race celebration featuring music, appetizers, and a free beer (21 plus) under the big top at Raffaels at the South Shore Country Club. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

PRODUCT PROMOS

Marathon Sports Facebook 800x800_US edit v2Looking for a new running watch but not sure you want to spend the money? TomTom is making the decision a little easier for you with an August promotion. From August 8-30, TomTom will drop the price on all its fantastic running watches:

Runner GPS: $99.99 / Runner Cardio: $199.99

Multi-Sport GPS: $129.99 / Multi-Sport Cardio: $229.99

This is the perfect time to pick up a new gadget!

SHOP NIGHTS

LIVELIFEBELIEVE SHOP NIGHT: get yourself to our Plymouth store on Wednesday August 12th for a shop night and demo with #1 gym in Plymouth and the lower South Shore. CLICK HERE for more information.

THE NORTH FACE HAPPY HOUR: on Thursday, August 27th, our Boston store will host The North Face Happy Hour from 7:30-9:00pm. All North Face product will be 20% off, and food and beverage will be available for attendees!

Well, August should be a pretty boring month, eh? We hope you can join us for some (or all!) of these great events. We love serving the running and fitness community in Massachusetts and look forward to seeing you!