The YMCA Christmas Run started in 1983 to celebrate the holidays with the running and walking community of the Treasure Valley. Now, three decades later, the Christmas Run has become a tradition for many Idahoans. Many of our participants celebrate the holiday season as a family by running or walking together, and we encourage dressing up in festive holiday costumes. Singing Christmas carols is also welcome; after all, ’tis the season to be jolly! Participants can choose to run or walk either a 6.1 mile (10k) or 2 mile (3k) course, or the new 1 mile Reindeer Dash. And don’t forget, we will be waiting for you at the top of the hill….registration and website here.
Need a few extra miles in 2012 to hit your target mileage goal? Want to start 2013 with a few miles right off the bat? Then join us for the 2nd annual Pulse Running & Fitness Shop New Year’s Double Challenge – where there’s something for everyone! Run one half marathon or run both to complete a full marathon in 2 days. No registration fees… just a couple of days of fun running together. One way we can say thanks to all of you for a great 2013 and a great way for us to start off 2014 together. An event page will be set up soon on Facebook and details will be available on the Pulse Running & Fitness Shop website as well so stay tuned for upcoming information.
Check out the YMCA New Year’s Day 5K Run. The 3.1 mile course starts and finishes at the Ram Restaurant, located across from Bronco Stadium at Broadway Avenue and Myrtle Street in Boise. All proceeds from the 2014 New Years Day 5k will be used to help support the Treasure Valley YMCA Team Idaho Track and Cross Country Club. This club, started 33 years ago, helps kids at all levels improve and enjoy track & field and cross country in addition to learning goal setting, sportsmanship and proper methods of reaching a high level of fitness. Last year, several overachievers participated in the YMCA event in the morning and then joined us for the New Years Double Challenge in the afternoon
And after the New Years Double Challenge how about this annual local tradition… Emileon’s FA Recover From The Holidays 50K on January 4th. Why ‘Recover from the Holidays’? For the uninitiated, Recover From the Holidays 50k runs are a post-holiday tradition. Similar events are held in a number of locations around the United States. The event is an informal event without entry fees, awards, official finishing times, aid stations, or wimps (not true). Our purpose is to get together for a nice run rather than to have a formal race. The distance is not exact. Directions are not exact. Starting time is not exact. I’m pretty sure about the date. Check out the website for some event history, the course, and everything else you may have never wanted to know…but we will still see you out there
On January 18th the Wilson Creek Frozen 50K Races return…regardless of weather and conditions. There are many distance options to freeze or slog from and the courses are being run in reverse directions for the 2014 edition including 50K, 20.3 mile, 10.8 mile, and the new 5 mile route. Of course we will be out there freezing with you at the Pulse Paradise aid station. Join in the Winter fun and get all kinds of information here. And don’t forget…this is the first race on the 2014 Idaho Trail Ultra Series calendar…now you can’t pass it up.
It’s the Grand Opening of our new store at:
520 S Meridian Rd
Join us from 8am-3pm for some sweet deals!
-Special doorbusters from Brooks for guys & gals*
-All apparel 20-75% off*
-All socks buy 3 get one free*
-All nutrition buy 3 get one free*
-All accessories 20% off*
-All shoes 20%-50%off*
-Free Brooks hat with a $50 purchase
-Lots of raffle prizes to give away!
* Instock items only
The Pulse will be closed all day Wednesday November 27th so that we can get the move under way to our new location at 520 S Meridian Rd, Meridian, Idaho. We look forward to seeing you again on Black Friday!! Check back to see the great deals we will be having!
Its time for the 2013 Scott Sports Idaho Trail Ultra Series Awards Party!!! Join us Friday, November 22nd beginning at 6PM as we celebrate the accomplishments of all the trail runners who participated in series events throughout the year and honor the 30 people who finished the ITUS this year…plus the Dirty Dozen Awards…that is the top 6 mens and womens series finishers. We are hosting the event at our new location (520 S Meridian Rd in Meridian) and you are all invited to join in the festivities as well as take in a sneak peek of our new spot before the grand opening. Everyone is welcome; ITUS participants and their friends and families, trail running advocates as well as aspiring trail runners, and anyone who would like to join in on the ITUS festivities. The 2014 ITUS schedule will be announced during the evening as well.
Raffle prizes, special sign up opportunities for 2014 Pickled Feet events, and a potluck party too (feel free to bring snacks and beverages if you wish)!!! Join the 2013 Idaho Trail Ultra Series Awards Party event on Facebook and we will see you on Friday, November 22nd.
After 8 short years we’ve outgrown our little store. We are excited to announce that we are moving to a new location! We can’t wait to show you all the fun things we have coming up for 2014 and beyond! We will be located at 520 S Meridian Rd in Meridian. It’s much easier to get to (yay!) and the parking will be great. Our scheduled grand opening will be Friday November 29th.
So be sure to come check us out in our new, bigger location on Black Friday where we will have lots of treats, raffles & give aways!! Definitely the best Black Friday we’ve ever had, to celebrate our new location! Keep your eyes on our Facebook & website for our “official” move date!!
The Pulse would like to say Thank You to all our Active & Retired Military Personnel and their families. This weekend we will be offering 20% off your entire purchase Saturday 11/9- Monday 11/11. So stop in and see us for a new pair of shoes or some great new running gear and let us personally say Thank You for your service!
**This offer excludes Garmin and is limited to in stock merchandise.
Lots of Turkey Trots and more…here are some upcoming November races to choose from.
Welcome to the 12th annual Zeitgeist Half Marathon, filling in the calendar on the first Saturday of November…a Zetgeist tradition. The 2013 edition is on Saturday, November 2 and is open to walkers and runners. It starts and finishes in the Optimist Football Park northwest of Boise. The loop course features 1,181 feet of elevation gain over three hills and offers 6 aid stations including 8 portable toilets available along the course. Finishers receive a long sleeve, embroidered, moisture-wicking T-shirt…plus you get to see the Pulse Running & Fitness Stop cheering you on and working the water stop around the 10 mile point of the route. Learn more and register here. See you at the big Z!!!
The Turkey Trot is an annual race for 4 person relay teams with each person completing a 2 mile loop through Ann Morrison Park. The team (in each division) closest to their pre-race predicted time wins a turkey for each team member…thats 4 turkeys for each team!!! The 2013 Turkey Trot Relay is on Saturday, November 23rd. Check it out here.
Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day 5K! The Boise TD5K brings family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Come dressed the part, and join runners, joggers and walkers for this lighthearted run. We can’t anticipate the weather, but we can guarantee fun…and it all happens on Thursday, November 28th. Join in the fun in here. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Registration is now open for the 2014 edition of the Pickled Feet 48/24/12/6 Hour Runs at Eagle Island State Park and includes the 100 mile distance option again. Check out whats new for this year…the 48 hour run and 48 hour relay!!! Test yourself against the clock…how far can you go in 6, 12, 24, or even 48 hours? Find out March 27th-29th. The Pickled Feet website has all of the event details and registration information.
It’s time for our next video gait analysis clinic with Derek Stegemeier DPT and Brian Weiderman, PT, DPT, OCS from Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy, at The Pulse Running and Fitness Shop on Tuesday, October 22nd 6:15 – 7:30 PM. Strategies and drills to help you improve your running experience will be covered. Individual sessions last 15 minutes. Contact the store to check availability and to sign up 208-884-1141.
All shoes are 20% off during the clinic so you can take advantage of recommendations resulting from your session.
The Pulse is proud to be sponsoring the 6th Annual CATCH Me If You Can 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 9:00am. The race will start in the new Village at Meridian Fountain Square and end at the Grand Plaza near the Band Shell in Kleiner Park. This family friendly event will raise awareness and funding for CATCH of Ada County, a program of CATCH, Inc.
CATCH, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to re-housing homeless families with children. Sponsored by regional government, the United Way of Treasure Valley, local congregations of faith, area businesses, and caring individuals, CATCH helps families without homes access housing quickly and assists them with rental assistance and case management until they are able to get back on their feet.
Online registration is available now at: https://catch5k.nolatepayments.com/
Register between October 21st & 24th and save $5.00 off of registration fees!
Packet pick up will be available at the Pulse Running & Fitness Shop on Friday, October 25th from 10AM – 6 PM and also the morning of race day near the starting area in the Village at Meridian Fountain Square.