The Birmingham running scene is alive and thriving, thanks in part to the renowned running specialty shop, Trak Shak. The original store opened in a little house in May 1995 by Valerie McLean. Initially, each room housed different product - Living room for footwear, rear bedroom for women’s apparel. There was also a small, cement oval track in the backyard where customers could test shoes. Back then, the store was more of a destination shop. Now with two stores in the Birmingham area, Trak Shak has its sights on expanding to a third location for 2019.
Have you ever wanted to train for a 5K, but you're not sure how? Well, The Trak Shak and Resolute Running have you covered! For the first time EVER, we are offering a FREE training program for The Trak Shak Twilight Retro Run 5K, July 28, 7 PM. All you have to do is register and let us know you want to be a part of the group. Learn a little more on this week's Run Birmingham!
Aetrex has a new foot scanner to help you see the benefits of adding a Lynco orthotic to your footwear! Instead of just standing on a plate, we now can get a view as you walk over the plate to see you in motion. On this week's Run Birmingham, Jeff and Alex show you the awesome new tech in recommending footwear and orthotics called Albert!
We have some new and exciting products at The Trak Shak! Check out the Garmin 645M, smart GPS with contactless pay & can hold up to 500 songs, On Cloud footwear, AND Hoka One One's new Elevon!
Looking to get your kids running in 2018? Check out the Kids Marathon at Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend! Alex's son, Wyatt will run the Kids Marathon for the first time and Jeff's son, Max will be running the Kids Marathon for the third time!
Lot's going on in the running community for December! Meadowbrook Run, Santa Shuffle, & Resolution Run, just to name a few! Check out Run Birmingham to find our more.
November is a busy month for runners! We kick the month off with our favorite local 10K, the Vulcan Run. Sharon Heights Baptist has a 5K/10K the following weekend benefitting Operation 300. The ever growing and popular Magic City Half is the 19th, starting and finishing at Region's Park, Downtown. AND you can earn your turkey, Thanksgiving morning at the annual Montclair Run at the LJCC.
We've all heard of it and most likely have expereienced it! PLANTAR FASCIITIS! Alex and Jeff go over a few products, available at The Trak Shak, you can use to help!
Cross Country Season is HERE!! Check out the 2017 models of Saucony, Brooks and Nike XC spikes!