Running Shoe Stores Fairbanks AK

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The Prospector Alaskas Finest Outfitters
(907) 457-7372
1512 S Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK
 
Foot Locker
(907) 456-4386
32 College Rd # 1
Fairbanks, AK
 
Journeys
(907) 374-6992
32 College Rd
Fairbanks, AK
 
Athletes Foot
(907) 374-8192
1255 Airport Way # 2
Fairbanks, AK
 
Fairbanks Boot & Shoe Repair
(907) 456-8033
505 Old Steese Hwy Ste 113
Fairbanks, AK

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Famous Footwear
415 Merhar Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
Payless Shoesource
(907) 458-8199
32 College Road Bentley Mall
Fairbanks, AK
 
Gottschalks
(907) 456-2550
1255 Airport Way & Cowles
Fairbanks, AK
 
Big Rays Store
(907) 452-3458
507 2nd Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
Big Rays Store
(907) 452-3458
507 2nd Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
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Runners, Your Shoes Make a Difference

They may not make you run faster or jump higher. Yet the material in the running shoe you wear does seem to make a difference. This study tested different shoes to shed some light on the mechanics of running.

When you run, your foot hits the ground with high impact. This study helps prove that the muscles of the leg adjust to this impact through a process called muscle tuning. Muscle tuning lessens the effects of impact on the tissues of the leg.

The midsole of running shoes also helps lessen the effects of impact. These researchers tested two different midsoles on six different runners. They found major differences in the muscle tuning between different shoes. And muscle tuning was significantly different between individual runners. Some runners did better with a hard midsole, while others benefitted from a softer one.

A better understanding of how our legs work when we run may help researchers find ways to treat or prevent conditions caused by the wear and tear of impact on the body. And who knows, maybe it will spur shoe companies to develop a "super shoe" that really makes us run faster.

Reference: 

James M. Wakeling, et al. Altering Muscle Activity in the Lower Extremities by Running with Different Shoes. In Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. September 2002. Vol. 34. No. 9. Pp. 1529-1532.

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Equinox Marathon
September
Fairbanks, AK
racedirector@equinoxmarathon.org
http://www.equinoxmarathon.org
The Equinox Marathon starts, and ends, on the soccer field close to the Student Rec Center and the Patty Center Gym on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The course quickly climbs approximately 200 feet to Yukon Drive, where runners and hikers take a right turn and proceed on Yukon Drive to Kuskokwim Drive and another slight hill climb before heading downhill on Kuskokwim Drive and turning into the woods - at this point you are ? of a mile into the course. The course runs on trails for approximately ? of a mile until you head out onto the bike path next to Ballaine Lake - only to quickly turn back into the woods and follow trails along a rolling course that eventually takes the participants out to the intersection of Yankovich Road and Ballaine Road {approx. Mile 2.4 of the course}. Runners are only on Ballaine Road for 2/10 of a mile before they turn back into the woods and onto trails that cross Kittiwake Drive and then Sandpiper Drive. Mile 3 is just before coming out to Ballaine Road again. The course follows Ballaine Road. for approx. .3 mile then heads back onto the trail and begins a gentle climb as it crosses Sparrow Court, continuing on a rolling trail to Kittiwake Drive and Mile 4 of the course. The course has runners crossing Dalton Trail before heading into single track trail across of what is now Magoffin Highlands, a subdivision with a trail easement that extends to the east boundary of the Musk Ox Farm (aka Large Animal Research Station --- LARS).
Humpy's Classic Marathon
August
Anchorage, AK
bwlr@anchoragerunningclub.org
http://www.humpysmarathon.com/
BIG WILD LIFE RUNS CHANGES COURSE: One of the most exciting aspects of this year's Big Wild Life Runs is a change in course structure to better support the thousand or so individuals who will participate in 2010. Heidi Beer, the BWL Runs committee member entrusted with much of the course design, says that the Anchorage Running Club made the decision to alter the BWL courses to pull the focus downtown, where a common start and finish will provide racers and spectators with needed space. "We want to encourage everyone to make a day of it," Beer says. "Like an Italian piazza, we're offering food, music, and tons of room for people to cheer on the racers." It's about community as much as racing, for sure.
ConocoPhillips Mayor's Marathon
June
Anchorage, AK
track@uaa.alaska.edu
http://www.mayorsmarathon.com
Prince of Wales Island International Marathon
May
Craig, AK
powmarat@powmarathon.org
http://www.powmarathon.org
Members of the Prince of Wales Runners Club-member of the Road Runners Club of America-which provides race insurance and 501c3 status -and non-member volunteers from Prince of Wales Island help organize the Prince of Wales International Marathon.Prince of Wales Island, located in southern Southeast Alaska, is the third largest island in the United States. It is home to ten communities whose residents share the mountains, rivers, and forests with a wide variety of wildlife including eagles, deer, elk, bears, and many other species, some of which runners of the marathon are sure to see as they traverse the island. Prince of Wales is especially active during the summertime when salmon return to their streams to spawn.
Southeast Road Runners Frank Maier Marathon
July
Juneau, AK
bribezenek@gmail.com
http://www.southeastroadrunners.org/marathon.htm
This is a small town, USTAC-certified, out-and-back, sea level, moderately hilly, marathon run on the lightly traveled two-lane paved Douglas and North Douglas highways in Juneau Alaska. The course has been compared in difficulty to the course for the Boston Marathon. This Southeast Road Runners sponsored event is run the first Saturday in August. The scenic course offers views of mountains, glaciers, forests, and the ocean. The start/finish is at the new picnic shelter at Sandy Beach, Savikko Park, in Douglas. Most marathoners come from out-of-town and out-of-state. Custom etched-glass awards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place men- and women-finishers in open and masters (40+) age divisions! Finisher medal and T-shirt, complete results, and, if your lucky, an on-course photo for all marathoners.