Tonight, a chance meeting that happened over a year and a half ago came full circle.
One morning, Brett Lamb, owner of Fleet Feet Sports SF, was out with his son bright and early to reserve a picnic table at Crissy Field’s West Bluff area. It just so happened that the Concrete Runners were there, also, reserving tables. As Brett waited for his friends and family to arrive, his curiosity peaked as he saw this group setting up their event. He decided to wander over and see what they were up to. It was the Concrete Runners Season 1 Kick-Off event. He was amazed by what the group was pulling off. After that he started following the Concrete Runners on social media, interested in seeing where this group was heading for the future.
As Brett told us this story, it wasn’t until today that I realized that this is how he came to know the Concrete Runners, which made tonight’s event even more special.
Concrete Runners is thankful for Fleet Feet hosting a fun 5k run, with fantastic hospitality from beginning to end. The night started with welcoming us into to their new store before they open to the public, then warm-up stretches in the beautiful Yerba Buena Park, onto a perfect night for a 5k run. The evening ended with a private happy hour space reserved at Marriott Hotel Bin 55 for all of us to hang out & enjoy drinks... And let's not forget the awesome Nike Concrete Runners x Fleet Feet Nike running hats they gave to each runner…
Thank you Fleet Feet Sports and their SF team! Good luck on your grand opening next week!!
By @iamarlynn, Concrete Runners Founder
The fun run with Fleet Feet was so fun! We started out in their new shop and it was so exciting to see so many Nike hats for our runners with the CR and Fleet Feet logos on them. We started off with a stretch in Yerba Buena Gardens and then ran to the Embarcadero, AT&T Park, and then back to the shop. After, we grabbed our hats and headed over to the Marriott for our private happy hour. It was so nice to mingle with the crew, our guests, and our new family at Fleet Feet. Thank you so much for running with us, we can't wait for what's next!
- By Tiffany @artiffact, Concrete Runners Co-Captain
I LOVE how runners from all over the Bay Area can come together for a common goal to run together! It's absolutely amazing to be inspired by people who I just met and wouldn't have met otherwise. The encouragement and the love was felt throughout the evening.
- by Jane, Concrete Runners guest
I had such a great time at the Concrete Runners x Fleet Feet SF 5K run! I didn't know what to expect because this was one of my first runs to do with Concrete that isn't a race. Even though I didn't have the best run to date, the atmosphere of the people around me definitely helped me finished strong. Knowing these group of people for only a few months, I've never felt such a welcoming environment since college.
Seeing Fleet Feet SF was a bonus as well as the private lounge with drinks at the end and the sweet Nike hats that they had made as a surprise for us. It always feels good to share these types experience with this crew. Thank you Concrete Runners for putting on this event with Fleet Feet SF! I couldn't think of a better way to start off my birthday week!
- By Loree Rose, Concrete Runners guest