Happy 8th Birthday, Fleet Feet Sports, Gaithersburg
Fleet Feet Sports Hosts Birthday Party to Say
Thank You to the Running Community for Their Support
GAITHERSBURG, MD – May 13, 2013 – Since May 19th, 2005 Fleet Feet Sports, Gaithersburg has been serving the local running community with the best possible customer service, and the best options in running footwear, apparel, gear and training.
Eight years ago, Chris and Robyn Gault, opened the doors of their (very small) first store location in the Kentlands. Today, in their current location - still in the Kentlands - they have more than doubled in size and in staff. Their Thursday night and Saturday morning Fun Runs/Walks have grown from a small handful of runners to groups of typically 40 to 70 runners, and their 5K to full marathon training groups have seen thousands of runners successfully from couch to finish line.
“Being able to help transform so many people’s lives through running is an unbelievable feeling,” co-owner, Robyn stated when reflecting back on the past 8 years in the run specialty business. Although both Robyn and Chris previously worked for the American Red Cross, they were on the corporate side of the business and were unable to experience firsthand the feeling of making a difference within the community.
They cherish the relationships and friendships they have built over the years through the store. As avid runners for many years and frequent shoppers at the Fleet Feet Sports in Adams Morgan, leaving corporate America and venturing into Fleet Feet ownership was a clear choice, “The experiences we have had, the people we have met…plus the freedom of being our own boss. We wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
This Thursday, Fleet Feet Sports, Gaithersburg will host their 8th Birthday Party and Fun Run/Walk to say thank you to the running community that has made the last 8 years possible.
Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Time: 10 am – 8 pm (Fun Run/Walk starts at 6:30 pm)
The Fun Stuff: Spin the Wheel-of-Prizes all day long for fun freebies and discounts. After the Fun Run/Walk we will, of course, enjoy birthday cake!
No RSVP necessary – the more the merrier!