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Feet and Fitness Day at Sparrow

Feet and Fitness Day at Sparrow

Thursday, February 26, 2015
SPRING is just around the corner . . .  and Playmakers and the Sparrow Hospital Guild have teamed up to bring you “Feet and Fitness at Sparrow”! We will have footwear, apparel and Good Form Walking and Running Clinics in the Atrium at the Sparrow Professional Building on Wednesday, March 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Meet with highly experienced Playmakers staff for shoe and insole fittings and e...

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Playmakers Customer Appreciation Week

Monday, February 16, 2015
Thank you, Greater Lansing, for supporting Playmakers for the last 33 years! We appreciate every customer who has stopped by, shopped at Playmakers and ran or walked in a local event, thereby joining the Playmakers Family! For all of our loyal customers, Playmakers is offering our annual Customer Appreciation Week from February 23 through March 1. We will offer an additional 20% off on all sale merchandise at Playmakers.  In additional to...

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Playmakers Racing 7th of 45 teams at USATF nationals

Playmakers Racing 7th of 45 teams at USATF nationals

Monday, June 17, 2013
The Playmakers Men's Racing Team finished seventh of 45 teams in the USA Track and Field National Club Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Seattle. Jed Christiansen fiinished in 22nd place in a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) time of 30 minutes, 29 seconds, Zach Ripley 29th in 30:41, Curtis Vollmer 53rd in 31:02, Kris Koster 72nd in 31:28, Alex Russeau 85th in 31:44, Nick Katsefaras 86th in 31:46, Jason Bigelow 139th in 32:36, Jake Crow...

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Running has provided many journeys: Miles logged over years have helped health, too

Thursday, January 17, 2013
As appeared in the December 26, 2011, Lansing State Journal and published and at www.lsj.com by Dick Miles ( rmileselan@comcast.net) Here we are at the end of yet another year, as time rolls relentlessly forward. Having been involved with running for more than three decades, the miles continue to pile up, though not as quickly as in the past. The speed certainly isn't what it used to be, not that I was ever particularly fast. The important point...

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2012 Spartan Invite

Monday, September 3, 2012
Spartan Invite Links: -- Did you miss a chance to purchase a 2012 Spartan Invite "Shoe" Shirt? Playmakers is printing a limited quantity and selling them online for a limited time. Purchase one now. -- Complete Spartan Invite Results High School Varsity Races High School Junior Varsity Races Middle School Races College Races -- Spartan Invite Photos -- Spartan Invite Videos

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Team Playmalkers members compete at Bayshore

Team Playmalkers members compete at Bayshore

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Many members of Team Playmakers have been training for much of the winter and spring to compete in Saturday's Traverse City State Bank Bayhore Marathon, half-marathon and 10K races. Click here to see Bayshore results

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Giving total body fitness a chance: Program appears to be working after three weeks

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
As appeared in the December 20, 2011, Lansing State Journal and published and at www.lsj.com by Tim Becker ( cmubecker@yahoo.com ) I tend to resist fads. I suspect I'm like most males in this respect, a true creature of habit. As in other aspects of my life, my approach to fitness is fairly routine and consistent. I run most days. That's it. Occasionally, I squeeze in a little core work. My midsection mocks my efforts. Working a demanding job a...

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Resolution run a good way to start year: New Year's Eve race takes place all over country

Resolution run a good way to start year: New Year's Eve race takes place all over country

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
As appeared in the December 13, 2011, Lansing State Journal and at www.lsj.com by Ashleigh Lipsey ( LipseyA@michigan.gov ) The holiday season is upon us. Our smartwools are hung by the chimney with care, and training for spring marathons soon will be here. But before January rolls around and all the serious runners start thinking about training schedules, there's plenty of winter races to get everyone into the spirit. A personal favorite of min...

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Playmakers receives award from Special Olympics

Playmakers receives award from Special Olympics

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Playmakers received one of two Outstanding Business awards for the state on Saturday, November 5, from Special Olympics of Michigan during its annual statewide Hall of Fame Banquet in Mount Pleasant. More than 300 people were in attendance. For the past 19 years, Playmakers has been raising money thru events and special programs. This year alone, the Autumn Classic run/walk and the Sponsor a Champ program raised $28,000 for Area 8 athletes. Are...

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