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Volume 4, Issue 4
April 2014
Athletic Feat
 April Newsletter

NapaFit Race for Education
Vintage High Track & Field Jamboree
Recent new products
New products from Spenco
5K training launch
Join us on Facebook!
Fun recipe

Closed for Easter!
Please note that we will be closed for Easter, Sunday, April 20th. Happy Easter everyone!

Petaluma Footrace

There are still a few spots left for the Petaluma Footrace on Sunday 4/13. Grab them before the race fills up!

Spring Has Sprung
5K / Kids' K

Join the Lake County Milers on Mother's Day and enjoy sumptious post-race snacks. Sunday 5/11 in Hidden Valley Lake, a really fun Spring Race!

Contact Us

3377 Solano Ave
Napa, CA 94558
707-258-NAPA (6272)

4th Annual Napafit Race for Education

Afternoon of May 18, 2014

NapaFit and the Napa Valley Education Foundation invite you to the 4th Annual Race for Education. The race will take place on May 18th, 2014 at the Napa Valley College Campus. Join us after the race for a festival to benefit the Napa Valley Education Foundation. Enjoy a LIVE concert by famous local band, Wonder Bread 5. Local food trucks will have food available for sale, and local wineries will be pouring complimentary tastes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more!

You can register for the Race for Education online, or in person at Athletic Feat: you save the online signup fee, and also save 10% on any store purchase that day!

Race details at www.napafit.com/race.

Vintage High Track & Field Jamboree

Know any kids who want to run, jump or throw at Vintage High School's first Track and Field Jamboree? On Saturday, April 12th the Crusher athletes and coaches will be putting on a clinic for middle school kids from 10-12:30 and then hosting an all-comers track meet for all ages from 1-4pm, all at the VHS track. $15 for the clinic and meet, or $5 for meet competitors only. Join the fun and support track in our community!

Contact Coach Pruyn at bpruyn2@nvusd.k12.ca.us for more details.

Recent New Products

In the shoes department, the brand new NIKE FREE 5.0 is in. As always, there will be many, many colors over the next few months!
And in the apparel department, lots of fresh spring lines from PRANA, NIKE, MPG and MOVING COMFORT.

New Products from Spenco

Yumi Nubuck and Canvas sandals: built-in arch support and a metatarsal pad, priced at only $44.95

Insoles: Total Support, Thin, (semi-flexible arch support with a metatarsal pad), and Polysorb Cross-Trainer (very cushioned, just for comfort, with light support)

"2nd Skin" blister pads, for blister healing, and Ball-of-Foot Cushions, or metatarsal pads, to relieve toe or ball-of-foot numbness or burning. Also recommended for the relief of Morton's neuroma.

5K Training launch

Let us help you successfully finish your first 5K run!

We will teach you, train you, and help motivate you to get ready and achieve your first personal best.

The training program costs $89 for a 10 week program. In addition to the training you will receive a $20 Athletic Feat gift card and an Athletic Feat T-shirt.

The program starts on June 18th and goes for 10 weeks, twice a week. The meetings are every Wednesday at 6 PM, and 8 AM on Sundays.

This is a great way to get into running, meet new friends, and just get out and have fun. Signups are open, stop by the store and take the first step!

Join us on Facebook

If you haven't already, browse on over to our Facebook page and click the "Like" button to subscribe to our page.

Because we don't send out an email every time there is a sale, or a race, or an event at the store, or at a school, or in the community, we post these things on Facebook. We post maybe once a week, to keep it unobtrusive. It isn't about promoting product, but rather about events in the running and walking world, goings-on in the community, and sometimes the accomplishments of some of its members.

AND, as many of you know, we also do a drawing among all our Facebook friends for a free pair of shoes every three months, to keep things interesting!

See you there!

Fun Recipe

Summer Rolls!

From Eila DeBard Johnson's wonderful Full Plate Blog

Summer rolls are one of those favorites that you always order at an Asian restaurant or pick up at the sushi deli case. But how often do you make them at home? They're actually quite simple to make, once you have good rice wrapper skins. They are usually available at Whole Foods for example, or at your favorite Asian market.

  • fresh mint, or even more fun, look for shiso, a sweet, delicately flavored Japanese mint
  • shredded cabbage
  • shredded carrots
  • mango, cut into matchsticks
  • cucumbers, cut into matchsticks
  • shrimp (optional)
  • spring roll wrappers (ideally brown rice)
  • large bowl of warm water
  • cutting board big enough to fit the round wrapper


  • Dip a *single* rice spring roll wrapper (one at a time!) into your bowl of warm water, until it just starts to become malleable (30 seconds or so).
  • Place it flat on your cutting board and pop your choice of fillings in the center (see photos below).
  • Roll up, like a burrito: sides in first, ideally meeting; then one end comes up and over; then roll the whole little package until the other end fully covers the goodness inside.
  • Will store, covered, in the fridge for 1-2 days.
To complete the dish, Eila suggests a non-peanut alternative to the traditional dipping sauce:
  • 1 cup raw tahini (ground sesame seeds)
  • 1" piece fresh ginger root, skinned
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Tamari, a thicker, richer, and less salty type of soy sauce
Combine all ingredients in a blender or Cuisinart and pulse until smooth. Stores in fridge for several days.

For far more details and inisight into this fresh, simple dish, check out the recipe page at the Full Plate Blog.

Thank you Eila!

Upcoming events

Sat, Apr 12 - Fairfield Running Festival  -  5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon.
Sun, Apr 13 - 10th Annual Petaluma Footrace!  -  3 Miles & 5 Miles
Sat, Apr 26 - Relay For Life of Justin Siena High School  -  by the American Cancer Society
Sat, May 3 - K9s For Veterans 5K  -  To provide a service dog free of charge to a veteran :)
Sun, May 11 - Spring Has Sprung 5K walk/Run and Kids K  -  by the Lake County Milers!
Sat, May 17 - Girls on the Run 5K Napa Valley  -  Napa Valley Community College.
Sun, May 18 - 4th Annual NapaFit Race for Education  - Benefits the Napa Valley Education Foundation
Sun, Jun 1 - Hit The Road Jack  - Now in its 27th year!
Sat, Jun 14 - 6th Annual Napa Valley 5K/10K Salmon Run!  - At the Picnic Grounds of the Yountville Veterans Home
Athletic Feat, 3377 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558,  www.athleticfeat.com,  707-258-NAPA (6272)
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