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Huong Le has a goal of 30,000 steps per day and uses goal to win the Holiday Challenge

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Huong Le has a goal of 30,000 steps per day and uses goal to win the Holiday Challenge

The annual Northwest Winter Challenge is well underway, and SHOES-n-FEET congratulates Huong Le on winning the inaugural Holiday Challenge this past year, 2019. Le finished first in the Winter Warrior and Overall divisions with 553 outdoor miles run from Black Friday (Nov 29) to Christmas (Dec 25), averaging an impressive 23 miles per day.“It’s been fun,” Le said. “It’s been a little bit harder just because of the holidays.”Le’s motivation for walking and running comes from a personal goal she set for herself to reach at least 30,000 steps per day. This goal of Le’s has since translated into what is now...

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Run Determined: Catch them if you can!

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Run Determined: Catch them if you can!

With SHOES-n-FEET's annual Northwest Winter Challenge off to a great start, Team Run Determined has made strides towards the top of the leaderboards for this year's first-ever Holiday Challenge. Runners Christopher Gregory and Troy Haeseler first brainstormed the idea of Run Determined a couple of years back during a half marathon in 2017. After the race, the two would meet and begin talking. With one idea leading to another, it finally became certain that the two wanted to form a running team. "We decided to do the [2018] Moran Relay together, and that was the first time we were Run...

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Northwest Winter Challenge disrupts your typical winter fitness slumber

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Northwest Winter Challenge disrupts your typical winter fitness slumber

The brisk holiday season has arrived and SHOES-n-FEET is gearing up for the 2020 Northwest Winter Challenge. The annual event welcomes people of all ages and challenges participants to walk or run at least one mile every day during the months of December, January and February. “We strongly encourage anybody and everybody to go sign up and register,” said Adam Stuhfaut, director of running at SHOES-n-FEET. “This challenge is our way of providing a fun and motivating platform for customers and the Bellevue community to be active and stay healthy.” Participants in the 2019 Northwest Winter Challenge receive their medals...

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Keeping the legacy alive: Fred Jaffe Memorial Run

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Keeping the legacy alive: Fred Jaffe Memorial Run

The Fred Jaffe Memorial Run, also known as the Lake Hills Run, was a route created by the Eastside Runners back in the 1990s. As a founder, leader, and host of the Lake Hills Run, it makes sense that Jaffe's name now lives on through the route itself. Eastside Runners will host the next Fred Jaffe Memorial Run, starting at SHOES-n-FEET on Saturday, November 30 at 8:30 AM. Founded in 1980, the Eastside Runners is a Seattle area running club based in the Eastside. It has since grown into a prominent running group for people of all running levels. People with interests...

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New 5K in Bellevue to support after school programs at Jubilee REACH

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New 5K in Bellevue to support after school programs at Jubilee REACH

Get into the holiday spirit with SHOES-n-FEET’s first annual Winter Wonderland 5K and Lil’ Reindeer 1K. The event is being put on alongside community partner Jubilee REACH. It will take place on December 14, with the Lil’ Reindeer 1K set to begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by the Winter Wonderland 5K scheduled for 9:15 a.m.“This event is another great opportunity for us to reach out and invite people to join us in supporting the Bellevue community,” said Adam Stuhfaut, director of running at SHOES-n-FEET. “We are proud to have teamed up with Jubilee REACH in putting on such a family-friendly...

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