Welcome Salomon Running + California Challenge Launch

Run Local Wednesday 2021 Week #9

Today on Run Local Wednesday we’re thrilled to welcome Salomon to the Run Local Bay Area family. Together the partnership will deliver unique pop-up runner experiences to showcase the Salomon brand’s road and trail products to runners in the Bay Area who are increasingly itching to get outside together as it becomes safer to do so.

👟 Contest time! Head to @RunLocalEvents on Facebook or Instagram for an opportunity to win some prizes from Salomon and Run Local!

📄 Press Release: Run Local® Bay Area Welcomes Salomon as Official Shoe & Apparel Partner

👇 Also on Run Local Wednesday we welcome you to the California Challenge, Shamrock Run prices increase next week and Coach Lori helps you protect your knees.

📣 Share with us your #RunLocalWednesday running route, post-run coffee shop, restaurant, or other local favorites on social for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter and win Run Local gear.

#TimeToPlay – Shop Salomon

As a leader in the footwear and running industry, Salomon’s mission is to encourage a sense of epic adventure in one’s own locale. Through years of crafting and innovation, Salomon has created some of the world’s best trail running shoes and gear, and currently launched a new line of road running shoes that all runners will appreciate. Shop the Sonic 4 Balance (left) and Predict 2 (right) 👇
Save $15 on the final price by Monday, March 8 @ 11:59pm PT

Supporting Leave No Trace Wildfire Education Initiatives

This is your opportunity to challenge yourself to 12 distinct distances from Half Mile to Half Marathon. Each distance honors a California Region as well as a State Park while supporting Leave No Trace’s wildfire education initiatives. 

🏃‍♀️ Repeat each distance as many times as you wish to keep improving.

🏃‍♂️ Manually add or auto-sync a GPS device to our interactive leaderboard to unlock all 12 Challenges and earn a variety of digital badges and rewards.

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Form teams to support one another and compete across other Challenge squads.

Shamrock Run Prices Increase! Register by Thursday, March 11 @ 11:59pm PT

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by running or walking a 10K or 5K from anywhere in the world and earn a locally designed medal, custom bib to commemorate your achievement and a free Guinness at O’Flaherty’s in downtown San Jose from March 18 – March 31.

Protect Your Knees with Proper Conditioning

Your body is dynamic and, as you move, muscles do not work as individual units, they are finely integrated with the actions of other muscles in the body. Proper muscle function, which includes strength, stability, mobility, symmetry, and coordination is extremely important for staying injury-free. One joint in the body that is a frequent source of pain and injury in athletes, especially runners, is the knee.  

The knee joint has muscles that cross from the lower leg, the gastrocnemius, and plantaris, and muscles that cross from the upper leg, the quadricep, hamstring, Iliotibial-band, sartorius and gracilis to name a few. The knee and its proper function are also highly affected by proper strength, mobility, and stability in the hips, which include the gluteal muscles, hip flexors, and lower abdominal muscles. All these muscles are important to proper knee function. Proper conditioning exercises on a consistent basis will decrease your probability of injury. 

Watch Coach Lori’s video with 3 exercises that will get you on your way to healthier knees!

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