Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers instead of miles and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of running gear at Ridge Runner Sports.
Ridge Runner Sports trains its staff of harriers in assessing fellow runners' needs, ensuring precise pairings of quality running shoes, apparel, and accessories. Based on an analysis of their foot structure, gait, and ability to play recorder with their toes, customers slip into shoes designed for normal, flat, or high arches. Pairs of Mizuno Inspire ($99) and Merrell Barefoot Sonic Glove ($124) shoes stabilize and cushion feet and maintain a dashing, only mildly intimidating look. A variety of inserts slide into any shoe, enhancing arch support for aggrieved tootsies. Boasting brands such as Feetures technical running socks ($24.95), Ridge Runner Sports stocks its sock wall with a cornucopia of styles that keep feet dry, compressed, and free of blisters. FuelBelt two-bottle hydration belts ($42.95) strap duos of canteens to sprinter hips, and purified aqua accompanies joggers with CamelBak Groove portable filtration systems ($24.95).
Ridge Runner Sports also sponsors local athletes, races, and school programs. As a participant in the Soles4-Souls program, Ridge Runner Sports donates hundreds of pairs of shoes each year, and, through its partnership with Ozark Racing Systems, helps spearhead numerous annual races and events. Though not covered by this Groupon, Ridge Runner Sports also hosts clinics, training sessions and seminars for individuals itching to improve their sprint times or learn how to run gracefully in slow motion.
3057 S Fremont Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65804