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Volume 3, Issue 10
October 2014
Athletic Feat
 October Newsletter

2nd Annual Turkey Chase!
Napa Half: thank you...
Shout-out to Kyle Hawk!
Featured races
New shoes
New Fall Vionics
1,000 friends!
Fall Recipe
Upcoming Events
Fun fact...

New Shoes
Here are the latest shoe updates for October:

Nike Structure 18: stability, very light, soft cushioning

Fun fact...

On the same day as our Half Marathon, the Marathon world record was broken by Dennis Kimetto at the Berlin Marathon. 2:02:57, that's a 4:41 mile!!!
Check it out...

Contact Us

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

2nd Annual Turkey Chase!

It's coming up already! The 2nd Napa Valley Turkey Chase. Like last year's wonderfully successful event, proceeds will go to benefit the Napa Food Bank (CANV).

Given the size of the event last year, we are modifying the course to start at the Napa Valley College, allowing for better traffic flow before hitting the river trail.

Come and join us again this year for a great way to start off the Thanksgiving festivities!

Thank you for running the 1st Annual Napa Half!

Thank you to all who joined us for a fun-filled 1st Napa Half Marathon! You made the event a real success, with all the net proceeds to benefit the Earthquake Relief Fund.

We want to congratulate ALL the runners, in particular our Overall Male and Female winners:

Jeff Chambrello,in 1:27:54.2
Pearson Alspach, in 1:30:15.4
Those are some great times!

Check out our Facebook page for a nice sampling of pictures from the race.

Congratulations Kyle Hawk!

A big shout-out to our team member Kyle Hawk who was nominated Homecoming King at Napa High School, ran a great 5K at the Stanford Cross Country Invitational in 16:06, and won the MEL Center Meet at Alston Park!... What a week!!

Congratulations Kyle, we're all really proud of you and all your accomplishments.

The Hoka Clifton has arrived

The Clifton by Hoka One One that was just voted by Runner's World as "Runner's World Editor's Choice" Shoe is now at Athletic Feat!

Quite possibly the smoothest-riding shoe on the market, the CLIFTON offers incredible cushioning at an almost impossibly light weight. Earlystage Meta-Rocker sculpting geometry provides a fluid, efficient ride and the stripped down SpeedFrame upper leaves no extra weight for you to lug around. If you want to take the feeling of running on grass with you to the concrete jungle, look no further than the Clifton.

Featured races

There are many great races on the calendar for the next couple of months!

Sunday, October 5

The Carousel Fund is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to raising and distributing funds for Petaluma families with children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. Each year Athletic Soles, in Petaluma, puts on the Carousel Fund Run to benefit this wonderful organization.

Saturday, October 18

Race through the vineyards and trails of the beautiful Jamieson Ranch in Napa. There will be a 5K Run (4:45pm) and a 1K Tasting Walk (6pm). Raid Grandma's closet and your nearest party store because we want you to create the most insane costumes. After your race enjoy our Wicked Post Race Party with food trucks, a live band, and... more wine!

You can use promo code "$5OFF" and save $5.00 off your registration...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In 2010, the "Sisters" launched their 1st Annual Sisters Crush Breast Cancer fundraiser using the family business, Sisters Boutique, as a place to bring people together for a cause.

This year, they are adding: a 5K Walk/Run, as well as a High-Heel Dash! All in beautiful Yountville.

An enthusiastic community of vintners, business owners, vendors, friends and visitors are now the inspiration for this annual fundraiser where generosity, camaraderie and the human spirit intersect.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Introducing a brand new 5K/10 miler in beautiful Lake County. The Vines to Wine run at Brassfield Winery, will be a memorable experience whether you are walking or running the 5k or running the 10 mile course. Both events will take place on natural terrain roads winding amongst the vineyards and surrounding country side. Participants will experience the vineyards up close, for a truly unique and breathtaking event.

Details at www.lakecountymilers.com/vines-to-wine-run

The Fall Vionics are in!

As you probably know by now, Orthaheel, Vasyli, and Vionic are all now under the Vionic name. New name, same great shoes!

This year we brought in mary-janes, mules, a very elegant boot, and even a men's boat shoe. All with Vionic's exceptional arch support technology.

And the very popular Gemma and Relax slippers now come in a "Luxe" version, with extra plush and softness...

Our Facebook is growing!

Have you checked out our Facebook page lately? We are approaching... 1,000 members!! All thanks to you of course. We are more than a little grateful for your friendship and support.

Go there today and you will find the first batch of pictures from last weekend's Napa Half. As well as prior posts from other fun events, the community, and its members.

Will you help us make in an even 1,000 his month?? If you haven't already, please join us on Facebook!

See you there!

Fall Recipe

Butternut Squash and Kale Warm Fall Salad

From runnersworld.com
By Caitlin Giddings.

This recipe is great for when you're craving a hearty, filling salad but want to stick to seasonal ingredients. You'll get the most flavor out of the smallest carbon footprint, and the squash makes a great fall fill-in for summer tomatoes. Try it, and consider making room for more than one bulbous gourd in your life this season.


  • 2 large bunches of kale
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1/8 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 5 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese (honey goat cheese adds a nice sweetness)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Peel butternut squash, remove pulp, and cut into ˝-inch chunks.
  3. Toss chunks in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil. Spread out on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 17 minutes, until tender and starting to brown.
  5. While squash is baking, wash kale and allow to dry. Toast walnuts for 2 minutes in a small oven-safe pan.
  6. For dressing, combine vinegar, mustard, a teaspoon of salt, cayenne pepper, and a generous amount of fresh-ground black pepper in a small bowl. While whisking, drizzle in 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  7. Mince garlic clove, and add to dressing.
  8. Remove stems from kale, and chop into 1 to 2-inch pieces.
  9. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large, non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  10. Add kale, and stir constantly. Cook for 5 minutes until kale is bright green and slightly wilted.
  11. Remove from heat, transfer kale to a large bowl and toss with dressing, onions, walnuts, and a small pinch of salt.
  12. Pile salad in center of plates. Top with butternut squash and crumbled goat cheese. Recipe feeds two.

Upcoming events

Oct 5
Carousel Fund RunBenefiting the Carousel Fund, $30 per family!
Oct 18
Wicked Wine RunRun wicked. Drink Wine. Rock out.
Oct 18
Sisters Crush Breast Cancer1st Annual 5K Walk/Run
Oct 19
Humboldt Redwoods MarathonAlso a half-marathon & 5K. Run the Avenue of the Giants!
Oct 25
NPOA Zombie Fun RunALL proceeds go to the Napa Police Department's Youth Services Division.
Oct 26
Angwin to Angwish Trail RunBeautiful scenery and challenging courses in the Los Posadas forest.
Nov 2
Vines to Wine Run, Brassfield Estate WineryVine Run with catered lunch and wine tasting!
Nov 27
Napa Valley Turkey ChaseBurn off the calories BEFORE Thanksgiving dinner!
Dec 7
California International MarathonThe fastest course in the West!
Athletic Feat, 3377 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558,  www.athleticfeat.com,  707-258-NAPA (6272)
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