February 2015 Newsletter
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February 2015
How are those resolutions doing?

Athletic Feat Fun Runs coming soon!

Napa High Crab Feed

Track Spikes!


Sweaty Bands

Valentine's Recipe

Join us on Facebook!

Upcoming Races
Check out all the new Hokas! The only place to get them in Napa!

Hokas are fully stocked in many styles! Our staff love them and we can't wait to share them with you as well! Come on in and try a pair today!
Wear the Rainbow!

Sweaty Bands are the cutest way to add fun color to your workout, while keeping your mane in check!

Contact Us

3377 Solano Ave
Napa, CA 94558
707-258-NAPA (6272)

New Year's Training Group
Shout Out!
You are all doing great! Way to stay committed to your running and goals for the New Year! We are looking forward to seeing this group at our upcoming fun runs at Athletic Feat!
Runs will leave from Athletic Feat and tour a 3 mile route to Dry Creek Road and return on Linda Vista Avenue.
Join us in supporting the Napa High Athletics Department
 Got Track Spikes? We do!
This season's new track spikes are in! If you run for a Napa area track team please check with your coach for your team's Spike Night at Athletic Feat. If not, come on in to try on your pair today!

Showdown: Blink and you'll miss it. The Showdown is a lightweight high-end sprint spike now featuring our revolutionary ISOFIT which morphs to your foot for a sock-like feel.
Weight: 5.9 oz.

Spit Fire: As the best value sprint spike on the market, the Spitfire is the spike that’s sure to get you to the finish line faster than ever.
Weight: 5.1 oz.

Velocity: If it's your first track season and you want to try everything from the 100 to the mile, with a long jump in between, then the Velocity is the right spike for you. 
Weight: 5.8 oz.
Rave Run

We enjoy the various paths and vineyards in and around Napa, and we want to share some of the best running routes in the area! February's Rave Run is:
Stanly Lane
Located one stop light west of the Highway 29/Sonoma Highway intersection is the trailhead for Stanly Lane. Head south from the parking lot on the old highway which is now dedicated to foot traffic and bikers. You will find yourself surrounded by eucalyptus groves and eventually make your way to Stanly Cross Roads and turn west into the beautiful vineyards. To run 4 miles round trip, turn back once you reach the end of the vineyard. To run 10 kilometers round trip, continue onto Cuttings Wharf Rd and follow it south to the river. Turn around at the boat ramp parking lot.

Top Photo by Jennifer Huffman

Valentine's Recipe
Flourless Chocolate Cake

1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup White Sugar
18 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate
1 Cup unsalted Butter
6 Eggs
Fresh Raspberries (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease one 10 inch round cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the water, salt and sugar. Stir until completely dissolved and set aside.
  3. Either in the top half of a double boiler or in a microwave oven melt the bittersweet chocolate. Pour the chocolate into the bowl of an electric mixer.
  4. Cut the butter into pieces and beat the butter into the chocolate, 1 piece at a time. Beat in the hot sugar-water. Slowly beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Have a pan larger than the cake pan ready, put the cake pan in the larger pan and fill the pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the cake pan.
  6. Bake cake in the water bath at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 45 minutes. The center will still look wet. Chill cake overnight in the pan. To unmold, dip the bottom of the cake pan in hot water for 10 seconds and invert onto a serving plate.
Our Facebook is still growing!

Have you checked out our Facebook page lately? We are approaching 1,100 members!!  As always, thank you for your support.

Join us on Facebook

In addition to the usual postings about local events, new products, sales, and so forth, we have moved all race information to our main page as well.  So to stay up to date on the Napa Half, the Turkey Chase, the Resolution Run, and many other wonderful local races, join us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events

Feb 1
Kaiser Half MarathonPresented by Pamakid Runners
Feb 15
Valley Ford RelayPut on by the Empire Runners Club
Feb 15
CIMI 2015 Virtual RaceCourage, Inspiration, Motivation, Initiative
Mar 1
Napa Valley MarathonIn its 37th year!
Mar 1
Kiwanis 5K Fun RunIf you don't want to run the big marathon...
Mar 8
Ilsanjo ClassicA 10-miler & Neo-Classic 4-miler
Mar 22
Winters' Spring Run-OffNon-profit to benefit Winters' elementary school
Mar 28
Carneros Run 5K/10KThrough the beautiful Artesa Winery vineyards
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