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Rabbit Apparel Hits Home for the CRC

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Rabbit Apparel Hits Home for the CRC

At the Columbus Running Company, we scour the running landscape to bring the best apparel to your backyard. Our newest and most surprising find is Rabbit, a new apparel brand started by runners out the back of a local running store, much like the one we built here. At Rabbit, they share the love for running that we do and for many of the same reasons. It's reflected in their clothing. At the CRC, Rabbit hits home. We were first attracted to the brand's simplicity. The line isn't extensive, but Rabbit has their reasons for that. Straight from the rabbit's mouth,...

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Love2Reach's Samantha and Carolyn Are Coaching for a Good Cause

Love2Reach's Samantha and Carolyn Are Coaching for a Good Cause

The Columbus Running Company’s charity training group, Love2Reach, was founded in 2013 as a way to give back to the Columbus area through fundraising and racing. Now in its fifth season, Love2Reach (or L2R) continues to welcome new athletes and coaches to its roster. Two of those people who are making a difference are Samantha Blackburn and Carolyn Knox. Both women have been training with L2R since the group's inaugural year. The upcoming season is Samantha’s fourth as an assistant coach, while it marks Carolyn’s first year in a coaching position. Both Carolyn and Samantha participated in charity training groups prior to joining...

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Coach Engelhardt Ready for a Great Year with the ASICS Grasshoppers

ASICS Grasshoppers Training

Coach Engelhardt Ready for a Great Year with the ASICS Grasshoppers

The ASICS Grasshoppers Spring Track/Road Racing Club is for 5th and 6th graders who have a competitive spirit and want to see improvement in their performances through consistent training. What is most important is that attitude – young athletes of all abilities will find themselves able to train and race with the support of the entire club (almost 50 kids last fall!), including myself and the rest of the coaching staff. Kids who have participated in Summer Grasshoppers or a school running club, enjoyed it, and thought running even more would be fun will find exactly what they are looking for on...

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New Shoe Review: 880v7 from New Balance

Footwear Launch New Balance

New Shoe Review: 880v7 from New Balance

Is 7 your lucky number? If so, you just might have hit the jackpot with the newest neutral cushioned trainer from New Balance. The 880v7 is a run-specialty only training shoe you can find in-store at your local CRC! The Tech The 880v7 is a neutral shoe, which means it has all the comfort without the added weight of supportive features. The 7th version of the 880 utilizes FantomFit, which is an upper material free of stitching with no-sew overlays. The bottom of the shoe features a blown rubber outsole for added cushioning and durability while the midsole cushioning is comprised of TRUFUSE. (That's...

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Accessories That Can Take Your Run from Good to Great

Accessories

Accessories That Can Take Your Run from Good to Great

When it comes to having a good run, sometimes all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes, a light, moisture-wicking outfit, and a pleasant sunny day. But when you’re trying to take that run from good to great, the options are practically endless—and sometimes it can be hard to know what is going to help your run improve versus what might work better for someone else. But there's no need for you to lose sleep over what the best options are, because I've worked 'round the clock to sort through everything for you. So let’s kick back and take...

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