• Winter Gear: Extras that make a difference

    It’s true. All you really need to run is a pair of shoes. For that reason, it’s hard not to like the simplicity of the sport. But in reality, it is nicer to run in running apparel than say jeans. And as the temps dip in the winter, there are some items, thermal tights for instance, that can make your run that much more enjoyable. We’ve put together this package of winter-friendly products for those runners who are willing to venture out when sitting by a fire with hot chocolate is oh so tempting. Receive 20% off on each item. Free 2-day shipping is available with a purchase of $118.99 or more.

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    Terra Momentum, $149

    Slip these shoes on if you’re heading off-road into the winter wonderland or if you need a little extra traction on urban paths. The Momentum offers highly responsive cushioning on a lightweight platform.

    Firewall 180 Jacket, $140

    You can brave the elements in the Firewall. This lightweight, front-zip jacket is made with a thermal knit laminate for wind and rain protection. Lycra cuffs keep wind and rain out, while one back-zip pocket and two front hand pockets will hold your phone or keys tight.

    Mid Zero Tight, $70

    This form-fitting tight is made with thermal fleece to keep you warm and cozy no matter wear your feet take you.

  • A Holiday Salute

    To Our Military, Police & Firefighters

    To our military, police and firefighters, we salute you. Words cannot express how much we appreciate what you do. In recent years, we’ve been through our share of fires in our own backyard here in Colorado. We have watched as firefighting squads have fought around the clock to save lives, homes and land. This year, the fires were followed by the flood — 17 inches of rain in just a few days, when Boulder County’s annual average is just 20.7 inches. As damage spread across an almost 200-mile range covering 17 counties, we were in trouble. Relief came as Army and National Guard soldiers were brought in to help. What a mess we were in and how much we appreciated your efforts in search-and-rescue operations and flood relief and recovery. We know that hard work continued long after the rains stopped.

    This is just Colorado. Across the country, our men and women of service work hard to keep our homes, communities and children safe. From Hurricane Katrina, to the Boston Marathon tragedy, you were there. And, there are those of you who aren’t at home. You’ve been stationed abroad once, twice, perhaps many times. You’ve sacrificed time with loved ones and friends to protect our country, to protect others and to help rebuild global communities. Your work makes the world a better place.

    We also recognize that our men and women of service represent some of the toughest and strongest athletes around. Sure, people love to get out and do a Tough Mudder race or a Warrior Dash, but try doing those events year round, in bitter winter conditions or without warning or notice. Floods and fires aren’t planned, catastrophes don’t happen on cue. While many of us covet our daily routine, our eight hours of sleep, healthy meals, and workouts, you just keep doing what you do.

    In support of our military, firefighters and police offers, Newton Running offers special discounts and promotions for members of the United States military, state and local police and fire departments and their families. To qualify, simply go to our community military page and provide proof of military status or current employment. A “.mil” or “.gov” email address counts as proof of status. It’s easy to do. On top of this discount, we’re also offering 20% off on these select items, inspired of course, by you:military

    Terra Momentum, $149

    An all-terrain shoe, the Terra Momentum serves as an everyday base-training shoe from roads to technical trails. Lightweight, yet cushiony, this shoe is ready for action. And we know you’re sayin’, “bring it!”

    Camo Mid Height Compression Sock, $15

    We know, you’re wary of the hot pink and lime green. They’re not the stuff that stealth is made of. That’s why we made these for you.

    Newton Race Hats by Headsweats, $20

    Everyone needs a hat, whether to run in or to be incognito every once in awhile. Made with an adjustable clip in back, this hat is made with Coolmax and nylon, which means it’s lightweight, breathable, and fast drying rain or shine.

    Whether you’re home or abroad, we hope this helps to make this holiday season a little brighter. Thank you again for all that you do.

  • #HelloBoston Sweepstakes!

    To celebrate our HELLO BETTER campaign at the 2012 Boston Marathon, Newton is going give those who'll be in Beantown in the coming week a chance to win some shoes!

    Here's how it works:

    -We'll be giving away FOUR pairs of shoes in total, two for the ladies and two for the gents.

    -To enter, you must take a picture of yourself in front of one of our HELLO BETTER ads around the city. You can find them on pedicabs in the downtown area, Green Line trolleys and on the billboard by the Foodbank on I-93. Pictures can be however you want but YOU HAVE TO BE IN THE PICTURE!

    -You can either email your pictures to: OR (we'd prefer this one!) post your pictures to Twitter using the hashtag #HELLOBOSTON.

    - There will be two (2) drawings.

    -Drawing one will be open to all who enter and MUST be picked up at the Newton Running expo booth on Sunday, April 15.

    -Drawing two will be done on Marathon Monday (4/16) and will be open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

    -Pictures must be authentic and no inserting/Photoshopping yourself into an image will be accepted (the above picture is merely for effect).

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  • Who's the Best in the Northwest? Find out at the Tactical Fitness Competition

    Newton Running is sponsoring the Tactical Fitness Competition on May 7, 2011 at Portland, Oregon's Portland International Raceway.

    This unique event challenges athletes and tactical professionals in practical events that will determine the best all-around team.  The events are specially designed to test strength, power, agility and stamina of the tactical professional.

    Four-man teams compete to see who is the best tactical fitness professional in the Northwest. Divisions are broken into 3 categories:

    • Tactical Professional (Law Enforcement, Fire, First Responders, etc.)
    • Civilian (personal trainers, fitness freaks, general tough guys, etc.)
    • Pro/Exhibition (Pro athletes & specialty teams)

    The competition is a combination of six team and individual events.  The specific events will only be disclosed to the competitors on the day prior to the event. The competition will run from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. followed by an awards celebration. Four of the events will be individual with the remaining two comprising team challenges.  Each team will designate one member for each individual event, with no repeat competitors.

    This unique event will be the first of its kind; challenging athletes and tactical professionals in practical events that will determine the best all-around team. The events are specially designed to test strength, power, agility and stamina of the tactical professional.

    Proceeds are going to help fund Called To Rescue, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting child trafficking.

    Find out more here:

  • Newton Gives Away Socks for Valentine's Day

    This Valentine's Day, Newton Running is sharing the LOVE by giving away a free pair of running socks with every pair of Newton Running shoes purchased between February 7 and February 14 (available in the U.S. and APO only).

  • It's Kona Time (+shoe giveaway)

    Let the Countdown Begin: 3 days until the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. As many of you already know, this is a particularly exciting year at Kona for Newton because Craig Alexander is going for a third World Championship title in a row. He just announced that he will represent Newton for the remainder of his pro career. We wish him the best of luck and will be posting live race updates Saturday via Facebook and Twitter.

    For those of you not able to make it to Kona we are running a contest via Twitter, Facebook, and this blog to guess Craig's run split. Closest time wins a free pair of shoes of their choice! You may enter by posting here, on facebook, or on Twitter via the hashtag #CAkonarunsplit

    We also have a limited edition Kona visor that we are selling online (starting 10/7) and at our Kona expo booth. The visor sports Craig Alexander's signature, and proceeds will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation via Athletes for a Cure.


    For those of you lucky enough to be traveling to Hawaii this week, be sure to come by our expo booth. We will be giving away Kona tees with each shoe purchase, and there will be a Newton athlete meet and greet/autograph signing on Thursday from 2:30-3:30. Starting today, if you are in Kona and on a training run, the first 50 people to come to the Newton tent at mile marker 2.5 on Alii Blvd. each day will get a free water bottle. See you there!

  • 8 hours, 82,015 Steps, and 47 miles on the Dreadmill for Ian Adamson


    The Woodway Desmo treadmill at RnRSD turned for eight hours last Friday and Saturday, and the official number of steps are tallied. Pam and Ian got a solid training session in for Badwater and logged the following numbers while raising awareness for Trickle Up:

    Ian Adamson: 82,015 steps, 47 miles

    Pam Reed: 87,777 steps, 43 miles

    Ian had the following to say of the event: "Running on a treadmill for eight hours is not particularly fun, but it's much easier than the challenges faced by the countless millions of people in poorer countries without a stable (or any) income. Last Saturday I ran 47 miles in Newton Gravity Trainers on a treadmill to raise awareness for Trickle Up. Trickle Up gives grants to develop micro-enterprise for folks who live on less than $1 a day. “Dreadmill” running is challenging since there’s no change of scenery, or the smells, sights and sounds of the countryside. Fortunately plenty of people stopped by at the expo to chat and gawk. As Ben from Woodway pointed out, it’s akin to being a human hamster—only I’m neither cute nor furry."


    Thanks to everyone who stopped by our expo booth to try on shoes, and congrats to all the marathon finishers. Now for the announcement you've all been waiting for, the winners of the contest. Because we added Pam last minute, for the online contest we chose to pick the two closest guesses for Ian. The expo winners were determined by the closest guess for Ian, Pam, and the combination of the two.

    Here is the list of folks who will be receiving a free pair of shoes:

    Sheli Auteh guessed 82,600 steps for Ian at the expo

    Judy Kniss guessed 87,600 steps for Pam at the expo

    Yvonne Faucher guessed 170,000 for the combined number of steps at the expo

    Lewis Fowler guessed 81, 568 steps for Ian online

    Jeff Kaldahl guessed 82, 222 for Ian online

    Winners: email us at if you have any questions.


  • Guess How Many Steps and Win Free Shoes


    Seven-time Ian adventure racing world champion Ian Adamson and ultra-running legend and two-time Badwater winner Pam Reed share a penchant for pain and suffering. Both are training hard for the Badwater Ultramarathon in a couple of months.

    As part of their training and to raise awareness for an important cause, Ian and Pam are spending eight hours on a treadmill at the Rock'n'Roll Marathon in San Diego this weekend. To honor their pain, we're going to give away some Newton shoes to a couple of lucky winners.

    Since we launched Newton Running about three years ago, Newton has proudly supported the Trickle Up Foundation with a $1 donation for the sale of every pair of shoes. Trickle up was created to help poverty-stricken people in developing countries to launch micro-enterprises by providing seed capital grants and business training - it's a small non-profit that's making a big difference in the world.

    In order to raise awareness about Trickle Up, Ian and Pam will be running on the treadmill for eight hours straight wearing pedometers to train for Badwater. (Ian is running Friday for eight hours, Pam is running Saturday for eight hours).

    Here's how to win FREE SHOES.

    Guess at the number of steps they will each take over the course of the day. Two winners (for the closest guess for Ian) will receive a pair of Newtons of their choice. There are four different ways in which you can enter:

    1. Stop by our expo booth and write down your guess.

    2. Leave a comment on this blog post with each guess.

    3. Tweet your guesses and include the hashtag #NewtonRnRSD

    4. Leave a comment on the Facebook post announcing the contest.

    The contest will run until the end of the day on June 5th, when we will pick the winners, and break ties via a random drawing. You can read the full contest guidelines here.

    Sweating it out for eight hours of running in place will be good training for whats up next—both Ian and Pam will be running Badwater in July as part of  the seven-athlete Newton team. Stay tuned for more updates on the team.

  • Newton's Goal: $100,000 for a Prostate Cancer Cure at Ironman Canada

    Need an entry to the sold out 2010 Subaru Ironman Canada? Well you just might be in luck. Newton will be offering 25 VIP entry spots in exchange for a 3,000 dollar donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Benefits of becoming a member of Team Newton include:

    -Entry into the sold-out Subaru Ironman Canada
    -VIP entry to Ironman Canada events
    -Access to the designated Team Newton Running race transition area
    -Pre-race BBQ
    -One pair of Newton Running Performance Trainers and one pair of Performance Racers
    -Team Newton Running cycling kit and race kit
    -One pair of limited edition PCF Performance Racers

    Prostate Cancer is a very important cause for Newton because co-founder Jerry Lee is a prostate cancer survivor himself. Check out his video below:

    There will also be limited edition, blue and green PCF Newton Running Performance Racers for sale at the Subaru Ironman Canada race expo and also as a limited-release model in August 2010, and a portion of each sale will be donated to the PCF.

    You can also donate to the PCF directly through Newton's team website.

  • Find Newton Running at Expos on Both Coasts this Weekend

    GravityW_10smIt's a busy weekend for the crew at Newton Running with events and expos on both the left and right coasts. First up, is the expo at the LA Marathon on Friday and Saturday at Dodger Stadium - please come say hello to our team (Steve, Yo, Erin and Erica) at the brand new Newton booth. On the other side of the country, we're teaming up with to host a booth at the ING Georgia Marathon expo at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Timmy and Tory will be in Atlanta to answer all your Newton needs.

    The expos in LA and Atlanta will be the first opportunity see (and/or purchase) our new Performance Trainers. In fact, if you come by our booth and try on a pair of new shoes, and say the code words "level platform," we'll give you a free gift (while they last).

    Finally Danny, Ian and Dr. Mark are hosting our second Natural Running Symposium on Friday and Saturday in Boston, where we'll also have our new shoes to try on.

    We hope to see you out this weekend!


    Our brand new expo booth will be at the LA Marathon


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