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ASICS at Scottsdale Quarter Now Open

Sports performance footwear, apparel and accessories brand ASICS America is expanding its retail footprint this weekend. With the addition of a storefront in the quad area of the Scottsdale Quarter, the retail store will provide runners, athletes and fitness enthusiast of all types with the largest collection of ASICS products. In addition, the ASICS Scottsdale store will feature its unique ASICS Foot ID®, offering customers a free, state-of-the-art, computerized gait analysis resulting in the perfect shoe pairing.

“With its beautiful climate, varied attractions, and vibrate business growth, Scottsdale is the ideal location for our newest Western storefront,” comments Kevin Wulff, ASICS America President and CEO. “As the first ASICS store in Arizona, we’re hoping to motivate the Scottsdale community and surrounding area full of young, active and style-conscious individuals, to better their best with ASICS’ wide variety of high performance athletic footwear, apparel and accessories.”

The new storefront will feature the brand’s 2014 Spring collections of high tech apparel, accessories and footwear including the 20th edition of the award-winning GEL-Kayano®. Beyond providing an exceptional product offering, the store will also look to become a pinnacle in the running and fitness community, hosting various group runs and workouts regularly as well as looking to sponsor other various events in the area that promote health and wellness.

The storefront, located at 15257 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 140, Scottsdale, Ariz., is set to open on Friday, February 21.

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Neon Night Envy Run kicks off Scottsdale Super Expo

Racers across greater Phoenix will run, dance and party in the dark during the Night Envy Neon Run on Nov. 1, all while benefiting Shape Up US, a Scottsdale nonprofit dedicated to fighting obesity.

The 5K run, which starts at 6 p.m., takes place at Westworld of Scottsdale as the kick-off event of the Scottsdale SUPER EXPO. The high-energy race will feature five color zones full of black lights, loud music, neon paint cannons, and dozens of obstacles. Racers are invited to an 80s-themed after party following to continue the fun late into the night.

“It’s a great time for adults and families who want to get out and have a blast,” said Priscilla Barney, owner of B Extreme events, the organization producing the race. “No one can resist the explosion of neon paint and the glow of black lights, but the race also provides a fun way to exercise and feel great while raising money for a very important Phoenix nonprofit.”

Shape Up US will receive a percentage of proceeds when racers register online with promo code SHAPEUPUS. The organization is committed to building a healthy future for America’s children by improving the health, fitness and overall wellbeing of youth and their families.

Funds from the Night Envy Neon Run have been earmarked for Shape Up US’ Hip Hop Healthy Heart for Children™, an innovative, engaging education curriculum that helps teachers motivate their students to live healthy, active, balanced lives.

“Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years,” said Jyl Steinback, executive director, Shape Up US. “We must reverse this trend through awareness, education and action. The Night Envy Neon Run goes a long way in supporting our efforts, as it raises funds for Shape Up US while also giving people an opportunity to shape up themselves.”

Registration for the Night Envy Neon Run is $30 with promo code SHAPEUPUS . The fee includes participation in the Run, a race T-shirt, bib number, swag bag, and entrance to the after-party. For more information or to register for the Night Envy Neon Run, visit nightnv.com.

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Dangerfield Rejoins Gallagher & Kennedy

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm, announced that Mark C. Dangerfield has rejoined the firm as shareholder in the Litigation Department. Mr. Dangerfield practices in the areas of commercial and appellate litigation, including business torts and contracts, professional malpractice, securities and real estate.

Dangerfield left Gallagher & Kennedy in 2010 to assist Brigham Young University, his undergraduate alma mater, in high-stakes litigation against Pfizer Pharmaceuticals involving the blockbuster arthritis drug Celebrex. The case received national attention and was amicably settled in 2012.

In addition to his experience handling trials and pre-trial litigation, Dangerfield has managed Arizona appeals on many issues resulting in reported decisions and favorable settlements.  Dangerfield is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts.  He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating and in Best Lawyers, commercial litigation.

Dangerfield earned his J.D. in 1986 from Harvard University and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1975 from Brigham Young University.  In his free time, he enjoys running marathons and ultra-marathons and has completed more than 60 marathons in 37 states and on all of the seven continents.

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Dangerfield Rejoins Gallagher & Kennedy

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm, announced that Mark C. Dangerfield has rejoined the firm as shareholder in the Litigation Department. Mr. Dangerfield practices in the areas of commercial and appellate litigation, including business torts and contracts, professional malpractice, securities and real estate.

Dangerfield left Gallagher & Kennedy in 2010 to assist Brigham Young University, his undergraduate alma mater, in high-stakes litigation against Pfizer Pharmaceuticals involving the blockbuster arthritis drug Celebrex. The case received national attention and was amicably settled in 2012.

In addition to his experience handling trials and pre-trial litigation, Dangerfield has managed Arizona appeals on many issues resulting in reported decisions and favorable settlements.  Dangerfield is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts.  He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating and in Best Lawyers, commercial litigation.

Dangerfield earned his J.D. in 1986 from Harvard University and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1975 from Brigham Young University.  In his free time, he enjoys running marathons and ultra-marathons and has completed more than 60 marathons in 37 states and on all of the seven continents.

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Girl on the Run: Surviving the Sizzle

When I first moved down to Florida, I could barely bring myself to run outdoors. Living in the Northeast all my life, I was completely unprepared for the heat. After spending two years acclimating and adapting before moving to California, running in the hot summers still isn’t easy — but it is manageable. Here are my top five tips for running in the hot-hot heat.

1. Hydrate!

You probably saw this one coming, but summer running and proper hydration really go hand in hand. Hydration means drinking throughout the day, and planning your water/fueling through your run. A good rule of thumb is to drink 8 ounces of water per hour, 4 hours prior to your workout. To ensure that you are hydrating properly, perform this simple test: weigh yourself before your run, keep track of the fluid ounces you take in during your workout, then weigh yourself again immediately post-workout. Multiply the number of pounds you lost by 16 and add that to the fluid ounces you drank. That’s the number of ounces you should have consumed.

In the summer, I also like to incorporate a little extra salt into my diet to ensure that I’m not only drinking sufficient fluids, but maintaining a healthy electrolyte balance. Bring on the pretzels!

2. Be Realistic

I know that when temps are super high, I’m not going to be able to run at the speed I’m used to. On hot, humid days, I often force myself to leave my watch at home and run by effort instead.

3. Find a Motivator164078569

It’s easier to sweat it out with a little extra nudge. I like to run with a buddy or download a podcast to keep my mind off the temp.

4. Screen Up

Some people don’t sweat heavily, even in hot weather. I am not one of those people. I used to hate wearing sunscreen during summer workouts because even the “sports” stuff would run into my eyes. Then I discovered balms and sticks. The thicker formula resists running, and it provides better coverage as you sweat.

5. Cool Down Slowly

I always make sure to add five minutes of walking to the end of my workouts in hot weather. This prevents my muscles from freaking out — and it feels excellent.
I want to know…What are your best tips for running in the heat? Let me know here or tweet me @JessieSebor.

Girl on the Run provides real-life training tips brought to you by Jessie Sebor, an accomplished endurance athlete who practices what she preaches. Sebor uses her column to provide tips, advice and guidance for runners—no matter their experience or pace. She shares more information and training plans through her magazine WomensRunning.com and on Twitter as @JessieSebor.

About the Author

Jessie_EditorsPhotoAuthor Jessie Sebor is Editor in Chief for Women’s Running Magazine and an avid runner. For more information, visit www.womensrunning.com.

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Runners pour into Valley for marathon

With ideal weather forecast and more than 25,000 participants itching to lace up their Nikes, the 10th annual P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon looms this weekend.

Thousands of runners, cyclists and even occasional weekend joggers will gather Sunday for the  yearly affair. Throughout its 10 years, the event has been known for its runners smashing world records, raising thousands of dollars for charity, and even qualifying one local Arizonan for the U.S. Olympic Trials.

The 2013 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon will be one to remember as it offers a little something everyone. There is the standard full marathon (26.2 miles), a half marathon (13.1 miles), a mini-marathon (5.4 miles) and the KiDS ROCK mile-long run, allowing runners of all levels to participate.

KiDS ROCK is an untimed run for children grades K-6, which ends with every child receiving a T-shirt, finishers medal and goodie bag.

This year’s full marathon begins at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix, winds through Scottsdale, and after 26.2 hard-earned miles the runners will cross the finish line next to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.

As if this route wasn’t enough to get any exercise enthusiast interested, the event has made an appeal to cyclists as well. The first annual Cole Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Bike Tour will also be on Sunday, prior the running events.

On Friday and Saturday, the Phoenix Convention Center will be taken over by more than 60 vendors and exhibitors for the Health & Fitness Expo. They will be showcasing and sampling the newest running gear, nutrition products and athletic apparel. Attendees can also participate in interactive clinics where they can test state-of-the-art sports equipment. This event is free to the public.

Since its start in 2004, the marathon has raised more than $28.5 million for 45 different charities. This year the event will be partnering with organizations such as St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, ASPCA, Team in Training and several other charities.

But don’t worry if running or cycling isn’t your thing. The event provides more than 3,000 volunteer opportunities for those who also would like to give back to the community.

With runners coming from all 50 states and 14 countries, the 2013 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon will be one for the books. Also featured will be a Health & Fitness Expo. This event will conclude with a Finish Line Festival and a post-race concert at Sun Devil Stadium headlined by artist Andy Grammer. Both of these festivities are free and open to the public.

Event Schedule

Friday

Noon to 7 p.m.

Health & Fitness Expo presented by Fox 10 and My45

Phoenix Convention Center, North Building

100 N. Third Street

Saturday

9 a.m.

KiDS ROCK Arizona

Tempe Beach Park

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health & Fitness Expo presented by FOX10 and My45

Phoenix Convention Center, North Building

100 N. Third Street

Sunday

RACE DAY

7:15 a.m. – Cole Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Bike Tour Start

7:50 a.m. – Half Marathon, Relay, Mini Start

7:45 a.m. – Wheelchair Invitational Start

7:50 a.m. – Full Marathon Start

8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.– Finish Line Festival