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Volume 3, Issue 7
July 2014
Athletic Feat
 July Newsletter

Announcing the new Napa Half!
Gio Joins Athletic Feat
Orthaheel / Vionic 20% Off
Four Fun Races
Zonkey Track Club!
Free Day at Bothe Park
Latest Hoka Colors
New Nike Models
Join Us on Facebook!
Fun Recipe
Upcoming Events


We are having the first sale of the summer on Orthaheel (now Vionic). 20% OFF every single Vionic/Orthaheel sandal and shoe in store.

Free Discovery Day at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

Don't miss this opportunity to discover Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, a hidden gem in Napa Valley, free of charge.

On Sunday, July 27, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park will host an "open house" offering a variety of outdoor activities for all ages (from 10AM-2PM), including guided and self-guided hikes or bike rides, hands-on art, information exhibits, foods trucks, picnicking, and yoga all focused around a "Trail Village" of partner organizations. Entrance to the neighboring Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park will also be free between 10AM-4PM. This Free Discovery Day invites everyone to discover -- or re-discover -- Napa Valley's extraordinary State Park jewels. Click here to view the flyer.


Nike LunarGlide 6:

New dual-density midsole setup with a carrier at the heel and a completely exposed cushion at the forefoot.

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit:

More flexible than the 5.0 and more cushioned than the 3.0, the Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit features a lightweight, supportive Flyknit upper and a highly flexible, low-profile outsole.

Contact Us

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

Announcing the new Napa Half Marathon!

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

For those looking for a well organized and fun half marathon, look no further than your own backyard!

The start and finish line are located in beautiful Skyline Park. The course will wind through scenic Napa County along many vineyards and spectacular vistas, just around harvest time. Please join us for our inaugural event, we look forward to seeing you there in September.

Details at www.napahalf.com, registration will open early this month!

We have a new family member!

Giovanni Guzman joins the Athletic Feat team

He goes by Gio, and is coming from Southern California where he worked for Santa Clarita's largest running shoe store, Runners Lane, for 6 years. He has been running competitively since he was 12 years old.

Gio ran for Hart High School in Newhall, CA and then college took him to the Pacific Northwest where he ran for the University of Oregon Running Club all 4 years. Since graduating college, Gio has run countless 5Ks & 10Ks, a few Half Marathons, one official marathon, one 50K trail race, one Half Ironman, and is currently training for the Eugene Marathon this July. He has plans to finish off this year with a 50 miler here in nearby Marin.

He's a pretty big shoe nerd, so feel free to pick his brain about shoes. In his spare time he likes to go hiking and bicycle riding and of course planning his next crazy race. So come on by Athletic Feat and meet our newest member!

Four great upcoming races

Four special races are coming up in the next couple of months, registration is open!

NAPA NEON 5K RUN/WALK, Friday, August 15

A Friday family fun night! The first annual event benefiting Napa High Athletic Boosters. Post-race festivities include Tri-tip, movie on big screen, awards, raffle, music, and face painting. BBQ and concession open... bring cash!

THE DIONYSUS DASH 5K RUN/WALK, Sunday, August 17, 2014

Please join us for a 5k run through the beautiful vineyards of Hess Winery and Christian Brothers Vineyard. This event is for the novice and avid runners, wine tasters and Greek walkers. We will have wine tasting, food vendors and awards


The Blue Ribbon Run 5K has joined forces with ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer and will be presenting this year's event as the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Napa Valley.   Lace up your sneakers and join Daughters 4 Dads at the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Napa Valley on Sunday, September 7 at Kennedy Park and the Napa River Trail.

THE NAPA VALLEY TURKEY CHASE, Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Turkey Chase 5K/10k fun run/walk will be held on Thanksgiving morning in Kennedy Park, Napa. The courses are flat and paved. It's a great event that benefits local charities in need (CANV), especially during the holiday season. The perfect way for you and your family to build up your appetite for Thanksgiving dinner! So please join us is making this another great event here in Napa.

Details at www.napaturkeychase.com, registration will be opening soon.

The Zonkey Track Club debuts in style!

The newest track club in town, the Zonkey Track Club, made an impressive first appearance at the Napa Valley Salmon Run 5K, taking five of the six top spots:

1. Jack Kobylka
3. Rudy Reyes
4. Liisa Heinonen-Miller
5. Ryan Miller
6. Tim Meek
The number two spot was won by Brian Collett, Brian why aren't you on the team yet?!

The new club is open to all track and road-racing enthusiasts everywhere, the only requirement is to bring your smile! Check them out at www.zonkeytrackclub.com and come join in the fun.

Latest Hoka Colors

The latest colors of the Hoka Bondi 3 and Hoka Conquest are in!

The Hoka is in a category of its own. Its extreme cushioning originally designed for very long distance running or uneven running surfaces where the additional rubber shields your feet from the rough terrain. It is surprisingly light for its size, and many runners have taken to running in a Hoka on all their runs, just for the additional comfort.

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, to keep things interesting, we do a drawing once a quarter among all our Facebook friends for a $100 Athletic Feat gift certificate! Spend it on shoes, apparel, accessories, you choose.

See you there!

Fun Recipe

Caprese Farro Salad

From prevention.com
By Joanna Sayago Golub, senior editor, Runner's World.   Recipe by Tracy Harris

This recipe combines all the goodness of a traditional caprese salad -- fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil -- with farro, a whole grain that looks similar to barley and has a plump, chewy texture and full-bodied, nutty flavor. Farro is rich in protein, fiber, and vitamins and can be substituted for any whole grain, such as brown rice, barley, or quinoa. While this dish makes for a hearty meal on its own, you can also serve it as a side.

Total Time: 35 min
Servings: 4


  • 10 oz farro (about 1 1/2 cup)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed, or 8 ounces mini mozzarella balls
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chiffonade (thin strips made by laying the leaves together, rolling like a cigar, and slicing crosswise)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave nectar or honey
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Combine the farro with the water in a medium saucepan. Add the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the farro is tender. Drain well and place in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Toss to combine.

  2. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, agave nectar or honey, and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Drizzle over the farro mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately or let cool and serve at room temperature.

Nutrition: (per serving)

530 calories, 52 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein, 27 g total fat, 10 g saturated fat, 662 mg sodium

Upcoming events

Fri, Jul 4 - 43rd Kenwood Footrace 10K & 3K  - The oldest running 10K footrace in California
Sun, Jul 20 - Napa To Sonoma Half Marathon  - From Cuvaison Carneros winery to Sonoma Plaza
Sat, Jul 26 - Relay For Life of Napa  - Napa Valley Expo
Fri, Aug 15 - Napa Neon 5K Run/Walk  -  The first annual event benefiting Napa High Athletic Boosters
Sun, Aug 17 - Dionysus Dash 5K Run/Walk  - Through the beautiful vineyards of Hess Winery
Sun, Sep 7 - ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Napa Valley  - Formerly the Blue Ribbon Run 5K
Sun, Sep 14 - Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K  - You get to meet Clo the Cow!
Athletic Feat, 3377 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558,  www.athleticfeat.com,  707-258-NAPA (6272)
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