Shopping local is important to me. When I go to the grocery store, I look for local products. I purchase the majority of my vegetables from a local CSA. And I would rather walk down the street to my local book store than ordering off of Amazon. If I am buying all of these things local, then why should purchasing running shoes be any different?
Sports4 is a local Ottawa running store with two locations – one downtown and the other in Nepean. Sports4 is the location where I purchase all of my running needs. From shirts to shoes, their service is impeccable and among the best. For those who are interested, they stock primarily New Balance, Saucony, Brooks, and Asics, but will work with you to find the best fit.
When the assistant manager approached me to become their running ambassador, it was tough not to apply. The location is nearby; the staff are relatable, knowledgeable, and friendly, and; they sponsor many of the local running events – the backbone of the Ottawa running scene.
As the downtown location’s new Running Ambassador, I can announce that we will be holding a weekly run club (starting soon) for all speeds. Whether you are just beginning or looking to get a few extra miles in during your marathon training, the run club will benefit and welcome you. As a part of the club, we will be doing giveaways, recruit guest speakers (exciting speakers are already scheduled), and more.
If you just want to shop, I encourage you to check out Sports4. To get 10% off at the store, I invite you to check out Canada Run Club – a new Canadian not-for-profit founded this year OR RunOttawa – the hosts of the Ottawa Marathon.
I invite you to join us for the start of the run club (to be announced soon on Instagram). If you have any questions, I invite you to ask them in the comments or message me on Twitter or Instagram.