At The Sneaker Store, we are actively involved with our active community. We love to sponsor local running events, donate prizes, collaborate with local school running programs, and give back to our community however and whenever we can.
Please contact us for more information! Here are a few events that we direct as a community service along with some ongoing in-store activities that we host.
St. Patrick’s Day Mad Mile
The Sneaker Store's St. Patrick's Day Mad Mile is the best way to kick of a great St. Patrick's Day! It's our 2nd Annual race this year, and it will be bigger and better! Bring your family, your friends, and your best Irish outfit, and get ready to dash down the Genesee Street parade route just ahead of the Utica St. Patrick's Day Parade. With a built-in cheering crowd, this one-mile course with a slight elevation drop will get you revved up to enjoy the day's festivities.
Yoga for Runners at The Sneaker Store
with Climb Chiropractic Sports Center’s Ashley Moody
Offered monthly on a Friday at 7pm
The Sneaker Store Run Club
Wednesdays at 6pm
Fall, Winter, Spring
Summer Dates TBD
Join our Facebook group for weekly updates on “away game” locations and weather announcements
All distances and paces are welcome! Free to join and participate!
The Sneaker Store Walking Group
Sherrill Brook Park, New Hartford
Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall – weather dependent
Join our Facebook group for weekly updates and weather announcements
Ranger Run 5k and Ranger Kids 1/2 Mile
Join us for the 11th annual RANGER RUN 5K at the Great American Irish Festival! Come for the race...and stay for the music! Join us this year at a new time: 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28th at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. Also new this year: The race will start and finish just outside the main gates. You'll actually be running 3.115 miles (instead of the 3.1 mile 5K that you're used to!). Wait, what!? You want me to run further than an actual 5K?! YES! That is because this race is dedicated to Trooper Tim Sullivan who passed away in 2007 while out on a run. Tim's shield number was 3115, and this race length honors him with an extra 0.015 miles.
You'll be joined by hundreds of runners, many of whom are donning their best Irish running gear (green wigs count as running gear, right?!) and competing for the coveted "Best Irish Outfit" prize. You can expect the return of your favorite elements of the Ranger Run: Bagpipes to send you on your way at the start, heartbreak hill to bring you to the finish, and of course...FREE ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY WHEN YOU SHOW YOUR BIB AT THE GATE!
Also new this year: KIDS: Join us for the 1st ever "Ranger Kids 1/2 Mile Run"! This un-timed race will go off at 8:30 am and is FREE for all children under 12. This race is un-timed and t-shirts are not included with registration (but may be purchased for $10).