Inside-Out Sports keeps leg jockeys motoring with a 2,900-square-foot show room of shoes from trusted running brands such as Asics, Karhu, Saucony, Mizuno, Brooks, K-Swiss, and Newton. A knowledgeable staff composed entirely of runners, triathletes, and future uncles assists customers with treadmill stride analysis and gait-analysis tools. Shoes selected for customized fit and comfort will take pressure off toes, maintain healthy heels, and provide insecure insteps with positive support in their times of terrain-based trouble. Armed with a pair of perfectly fitting shoes, foot-mobiles can take their minds off potential damage to knees, ankles, or their reputation as the prettiest phalanges since the retirement of famous hand model and polymath Rollie Fingers. High-quality running shoes from Asics (starting at $99.99 for men) and K-Swiss (starting at $84.99 for women) insulate foot rockets from scorching the ground and ensure a smooth ride during any run.
A new zombie horde rises, hungry for the packs of humans that flee in a desperate fight to see another day. This isn't a vision of a postapocalyptic future—it happens every fall at the Zombie Run Challenge, an event in which participants dressed as zombies chase down human competitors in a race for both survival and top prizes. After registering, competitors separate into the two factions, each with separate goals. In the course of up to two hours, zombies attempt to turn humans by capturing the flags attached to their belts. The living, in turn, try to complete challenges at four–five checkpoints, taking momentary refuge or healing at outposts scattered throughout the woods. All the while, a group of volunteer mercenaries armed with foam darts hunts down the undead attackers. Before the race begins, the special-effects gurus at Gregory F/X will provide zombie makeup to participants in exchange for a donation—100% of which goes to charity and won't be used to buy the zombies fresh brains at the local deli.