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C R Staff: Rob Tafrate

CRC Staff

C R Staff: Rob Tafrate

Why CRC? I stopped in 2-1/2 years ago for the grand opening of the Short North store. I started chatting with an infamous Eric Fruth. I still haven't left that store. Favorite place to run in Ohio? Around my wife's mind, but it can get scary sometimes, so then I head to Alum Creek where it can be a bit more tame. Favorite shoe and why? The Brooks Cascadia because it's the best shoe ever. You can use it anywhere, for anything. You put the shoe on, and the rest of your day just somehow happens. Fun fact? I actually secretly...

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Make Their Next Workout Merry & Bright with CRC's Gift Guide

Make Their Next Workout Merry & Bright with CRC's Gift Guide

Whether you’re looking for an office Secret Santa gift or an extra-special surprise for Christmas Day, there are a lot of great options to fit your budget. We’ve highlighted a few here, but feel free to visit our shops for even more variety. Gifts for $10 - $20:  1) AthLights and Amphipod LEDs are solid stocking-stuffers. Both feature red blinking LED lights for visibility on early morning or late evening runs, and the Amphipod LEDs go a step further with reflective material.  2) While we’re on the topic of safety, Mace is a practical option for every runner. This version...

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ASICS GT-2000 5 Hits the Shelves at CRC

ASICS Footwear Launch

ASICS GT-2000 5 Hits the Shelves at CRC

The all new, updated ASICS GT-2000 5 just hit the shelves at the CRC.   For the higher mileage runner looking for structured cushioning and support, the new GT-2000 5 features a FluidRide midsole for exceptional bounce-back and cushioning. An added stitch-down toecap enhances durability and forefoot support. As always, this cushy stability shoe will be one of CRC's most popular trainers.  The men's weigh in at 11oz, while the women's come in at 8.9oz.  The heel-to-toe drop is 10mm, and the ASICS GEL provides for a protected, cushioned ride.  Stop by your local CRC to try them on or...

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C.R. Staff: Joey Mayo

CRC Staff

C.R. Staff: Joey Mayo

1) Why CRC?  There wasn't a background check, so that was a plus. 2) Favorite place to run in Ohio?  Westerville. Recently I've been routing my runs through Otterbein's campus. It's a beautiful campus, but I do keep my head on a swivel ever since the eight Mad Squirrel attacks. Even though the squirrel attacks have stopped, I think we all know that squirrel is still out there lurking in the shadows. Be safe out there. 3) Favorite running shoe and why? Asics Nimbus. I've always gravitated towards the soft shoes with maximum cushioning. The Asics Nimbus is just that 4) What is an interesting...

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C.R. Staff: Mike DeBlasis

CRC Staff

C.R. Staff: Mike DeBlasis

1) Why CRC?  This is the only place for me to work where everyone is way younger than me and way faster than me.  Also, when I was still new to running, the Pickerington store opened and I started running with them. I was lucky enough at the time to meet and get to know Jim Jurcevich, one of the owners. He was a huge influence in my training and race preparations. So, I feel very fortunate now to be in the position to pay forward that wisdom and experience to new runners.  2) Favorite place to run in Ohio?  Since Maui...

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