Fleet Feet Sports

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The W&S Thanksgiving Day 10K Training Headquarters

Join us for 10 weeks of running, walking, camaraderie, fun, and thankfulness while we train for the 105th W&S Thanksgiving Day Race 10K Walk and Run!

As the Training Headquarters, Fleet Feet is excited to bring you great training experiences that we are known for, and many exclusive perks along that way that are only available to you!

Since this is a training program geared around Thanksgiving, what would it be without some "giving back" to our wonderful community? Throughout the 10 weeks we will be provide several opportunities for participants to make charitable donations though the Thanksgiving Food Drive or volunteer some time (personally or as a group) at Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash. We believe our running community is made up of strong and amazing people, and this is a special time of year to do our part in making Cincinnati a great home.

And Fleet Feet wants to help give back too! $10 of every training program registration will go towards a Kroger Gift Card that we will use to fill as many food donation boxes as possible for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Below are the details of our Training Program:

What: Three different 10-week training schedules to choose from based on your goal for the race and your running/walking experience. This program is open to all ability levels from beginner runners and walkers to those looking to earn a 10K PR! No matter your ability level or goal for the race, we have a coach and schedule for you! You will also receive weekly emails from our coaches with training tips, special shopping deals and more!

Where: Weekly group training runs will be based out of our Oakley location and the Crossroads Church Annex parking lot.

How: Thursdays 6:30PM, Saturdays 7:00AM & optional social Pub Run Mondays 6:30PM at Tin Roof Restaurant/Bar at the Banks

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Articles

Unlike that horrible high school history, the Thanksgiving Day Race history is outrageously fun. We highly recommend that your training program include some reading!


From the event's first step in 1908 with a few men in skippy shorts, to the misstep in 1924 when the whole race came to a complete halt for a passing streetcar, to the first women's step in 1970, to an Olympic step—four runners became Olympians, to a heroic step when a 16 year old saved a man's life at mile 5.

There are over 100 fast stories compiled by our race historian and turkey day runner himself, Jim Pleshinger.

Step Here & Step Right Into History

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By Mark Becker, Exercise & Leisure
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Strength Training

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Why I Love Running

And I hope you do too!?
Running has always been a treasure in my life. I may have crossed a lot of finish lines---from the imaginary line at the end of my driveway to the Olympic Marathon Trials-but I will never finish running. There really is no finish line, just like there's no such thing as a finished person...

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Finding the Motivation to Run

Go out and play...like you were young again
I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again...

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Small Change

It's the Little Changes in Life that Make a Big Difference in Your Health
I have learned one tiny humble step at a time that if you make good choices for your body and your spirit each and every day, then suddenly, miraculously, you awake one fine morning and notice you have changed. The trumpets won't blare, the crowds won't cheer, and you won't be featured on the nightly news. But you will have one of those special moments with yourself-"Self, I'm healthier and more importantly, I'm happier."...

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Know your Road to Health

The Vital Signs-Family Medical History, Your 'Numbers', and Your Screenings
I know that we all know numbers-but usually useless ones. You probably know your first test score in 5th grade, the miles on your car right now, and the price of gas. For men, it's their last five golf scores, and for women-what the scale said last Tuesday...

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Happily Ever After...

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At the age of 73, Helen Hayes said that the hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. But running doesn't have to be that hard. Really...

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The Best Time to Run and Walk

The most wonderful time to run or walk is basically when you have the time. Profound statement. However, there are some other little strategies that may help you stay on a consistent exercise program...

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