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Volume 4, Issue 9
September 2015
Athletic Feat - September Newsletter

Labor Day Sale!
Cross Training
Cross Country Schedule
Napa Half Marathon this month!
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
Sisters Crush Run/Walk
Turkey Chase is open!
Carousel Fund Run
New shoes
Fun Recipe
Upcoming Events

Labor Day Sale!

We're starting our labor day sale early!

Volunteers for the Napa Half are needed to help with the packet pick-up on race day, course marshaling, distributing water, handout finishers' medals and in many other areas that make up the Napa Half and 5K. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and lite refreshments! Email us or call us at 707 258-6272 to volunteer!

Please Note:
We will be closed on Labor Day, Sept 7!

Long summer days, later hours!   Our summer hours:
Mon - Wed: 10-6
Thu - Fri: 10-7
Sat: 10-6
Sun: 11-4

Come on by, we'll be here!

New Shoes:

Finally in, the new
Hoka Tor hiking boot!
Possibly the most cushioned and most comfortable hiking boot in the world?..

Also in this month, the brand new Saucony Redeemer. Click the image to enlarge.

Contact Us

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

Improve your Running by Cross Training!

It has been proven time and time again that incorporating a variety of forms of exercise into an athlete's training can have very noticeable benefits! Cross training will improve cardiovascular fitness while reducing the stress of impact that running puts on the joints. It strengthens muscles and tendons that may be underdeveloped from solely running. It also leaves the body feeling more recovered and ready for the next run. Cross training can also greatly reduce the risk of overuse injuries associated with running. Low impact or non-impact exercise allows the athlete to train with very little wear and tear on the body.

There are several types of cross training that are suggested for runners. Click for more details on each:

Also check out these Free Safe Cycling Classes!

Napa & Vintage High School Cross Country Schedule

Come out to Alston Park and cheer on your local high school athletes as they take on the hills and the Monticello Empire League competition!

All meets begin at 3:30pm @ Alston Park.
  • 09/16/15:   Vintage vs. Woods
  • 09/23/15:   Napa vs. Vacaville
  • 09/30/15:   MEL Center Meet (All Schools)
  • 10/07/15:   Vintage vs. Vacaville
  • 10/14/15:   Napa vs. Wood
  • 10/21/15:   BIG MEET! Napa vs. Vintage

Napa Half Marathon

The Napa Half Marathon and 5K are fast approaching!  The event will take place on Sunday, September 27th at Skyline Park and will tour the avenues.  There is still time to register but spaces are filling quickly as the races will be capped at 500 participants in both races combined.  Half Marathon finishers will receive a Tech T shirt, custom finishers medal and a bottle of wine from Napa Valley's Beringer Winery!  5K participants will receive a tech T shirt.  Proceeds from the Napa Half will fund college scholarships!  Sign up today at www.napahalf.com.

Two Great Races Coming Up!

Two wonderful local races, benefitting two great causes. And both happen to be put on by three gorgeous sisters: Amy, Sarah, and Julie for the ZERO Prostate Cancer run, Michelle, Jenn, and Kim for the Sisters Crush!

Take the challenge and join the movement to end prostate cancer by joining Daughters 4 Dads at the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Napa Valley on Sunday, September 13 at Kennedy Park and the Napa River Trail. Your participation and fundraising helps fund tomorrow’s treatments, today. Sign up now and help declare one number above others: ZERO.

Sisters Crush Breast Cancer 5K will be on Saturday, October 17th in Yountville!

Start the day with a 5K run/walk and then enjoy gourmet culinary treats, wine, and silent auction in a boutique setting in the historic V Marketplace.

The event benefits the Beast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Sign up today!

Napa Valley Turkey Chase

Napa's Thanksgiving tradition continues in 2015!

The 3rd annual Napa Valley Turkey Chase will take place on Thursday, November 26th at the Napa Valley College. The 10K starts at 8am and the 5K will start at 8:15am. Join more than 1,000 runners and walkers in the pre-Thanksgiving Feast festivities! Proceeds benefit the Napa Food Bank (Community Action Napa Valley). Overall Winners and age group winners will receive prizes! Sign up before September 30th for the early bird prices!

Click here to register.

Carousel Fund Run

Join the race to raise money for children in need in the Petamula Carousel Fund Run 5K!  The event will be on October 25th at 9am at Ellis Creek.  Click here for a link to their registration form!

The Carousel Fund is an All-Volunteer organization dedicated to raising and distributing funds for Petaluma families with children who suffer from life-threatening illness.

Fun Recipe

Collard Wraps
Recipe by honestfare.com

Prep + cook time: 20 mins.
Makes enough chickpea beet spread for 4 collard wraps.
I like to mash up the avocado instead of stacking slices because it gives a nice creamy texture. The bigger the collards the better.


  • 8 large collard leaves
  • Veggies of choice (avocado, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, sprouts, etc.) and even quinoa or sunflower seeds are nice in there too!

    Chickpea beet spread:

  • 10 oz soaked or canned garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 a med-sized beet, peeled
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • A few sprigs of fresh parsley
  • 1/4 fresh garlic clove


  1. Place carrots into food processor and pulse until consistency of rolled oats. Remove and set aside. Put garbanzos, beets, parsley, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice in food processor and pulse until creamy. Add a little water, one tablespoon at a time, if necessary to thin a little. Scrape sides of food processor and add salt (like 1/4 teaspoon), some pepper, tahini and agave and pulse again a few times. Taste and add any additional salt or pepper. Fold in carrots until well combines. Place in fridge to chill.
  2. Remove the healthiest looking collard leaves from the bunch and trim off the white stalk that does not have any green leaves attached. Soak leaves in warm water and vinegar bath for a few minutes to clean and bring to room temp.
  3. Dry leaves completely. Place leaves flat (rough side up) on a cutting board and gently glide a sharp paring knife across the length of the stem, shaving it down to the same thickness as the rest of the leaf (refer to image in post). Do this for each leaf. Careful not to nick or tear the leaf with the tip of your knife.
  4. Each wrap will require two leaves for rolling. Place two leaves head to foot (with stalks at opposite ends) and overlapping about half way (refer to image in post). Apply a good amount of spread at the center where the two leaves overlap and pile up veggies of your choice. Fold in sides and tightly roll like you would a burrito. Leave whole if traveling or saving for later, but cut through center before eating.

Upcoming events

Sep 13
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Napa ValleyHelp end prostate cancer, with Sarah, Amy, and Julie.
Sep 27
Napa Half Marathon & 5KGorgeous Half through the Avenues, and this year a 5K!
Oct 3 & 4
Spartan World ChampionshipThis year, at the legendary Squaw Valley
Oct 17
Sisters Crush Breast Cancer 5K Walk/RunBenefiting Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and Pink Heals Napa Valley
Oct 25
Carousel Fund RunBenefiting the Carousel Fund, $30 per family!
Nov 26
Napa Valley Turkey ChaseBurn off the calories BEFORE Thanksgiving dinner!
Dec 5
The Reindeer RunOn the beautiful wetlands trail in American Canyon
Athletic Feat, 3377 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558,  www.athleticfeat.com,  707-258-NAPA (6272)
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