Races | Group Rides | Films | Fairs
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Tuesday Afternoons -- Tuesday Night Run Club: Train for the SONO Half-Marathon with Outdoor Sports Center. Our New Running Club meets every Tuesday night @ 6:15 PM, until race day, October 14th! We will be focusing on short runs from 3-5 miles on the Norwalk River Valley Trail. Runs are lead by James and Shannon Whipple, Race Directors of the SoNo Half. James is an experienced ultra marathon 50/100-mile runner, and his wife Shannon also competes in ultra marathons and Ironman competitions all over the country.
Wednesday Afternoons -- Mountain Bike Group Rides: Join us every Wednesday night for a group MTB ride. We will be alternating locations each week between, riding Wilton Woods and Trout Brook Valley Preserve. Open to all ability levels. Group rides will run every week until September 15th. They are lead by Outdoor Sports Center employees: Brad Fries, PJ Vogric, Kevin Stefani and Shane McCabe. Make sure to stay well hydrated, pack extra water, tubes and bug spray. See you out there!
Sunday Mornings -- SoundCyclists x Outdoor Sports Center Ride Group: We've teamed up with SoundCyclists Bicycle Club to offer FREE and PUBLIC rides led by staff and friends to introduce riders to the store and to the club. These rides will leave from the store parking lot at 8:00am, so be there at 7:45am sharp. It's open to the public, but place yourself in an applicable ride group. Once you get the swing of things, you can join the SoundCyclists Bicycle Club to get access to other hundreds of group rides and routes.
8th -- Saturday
Group Run with UCAN: Join our Run Club for Saturday morning
training runs as we prepare for the SoNo Half Marathon! Our next
long run will be Saturday, September 8th, at 8 AM at
Lockheed-Matthews Mansion in South Norwalk. We will be running 8
miles of the SONO Half course, with 3 or 4 different pace groups so
no one will be running alone. Before the run, we are holding a
Nutrition Clinic with Generation UCAN, SONO Half Marathon's
official nutrition sponsor. A UCAN representative will teach us
about how to properly fuel up before a race and provide full
servings of UCAN Fuel for everyone to try. UCAN Hydrate, a zero
calorie no sugar electrolyte drink will be served at all water
stops during the SONO Half race. Please be early to chat and learn
8th -- Closer to Free
Ride: Ready to
challenge yourself on your first Century, try to ride further than
you ever have or maybe you just want an easy ride with friends and
family? If you want a ride with awesome scenery, great route
marking, and full support, this is your ride. With five routes (10,
25, 40, 65, 100) to choose from, Closer to Free offers cyclists of
all abilities the the chance to be part of something spectacular.
We know you work hard to raise the funds required to ride, so we
want to make sure you know that 100% of the money you raise goes
directly to Smilow Cancer Hospital.
17th -- TGR's
Andy Irons - Kissed by God @ FTC: The Andy Irons Story is a documentary film
that focuses on the true, untold story of one of the world’s most
prolific surfers. The intent of the film is to show the unfiltered
life of Andy Irons, one that was filled with energy, passion,
success, and challenges. Challenges that pushed Andy to the brink
and were both the best parts of Andy and the hardest to handle. The
filmmakers, Steve and Todd Jones, wanted to create a film that
captured the true essence of Andy Irons - his family, his friends,
and those who later realized a friendship that at times was hard to
understand. The film features in-depth interviews with Andy’s
brother Bruce Irons, his wife Lyndie Irons, Joel Parkinson, Nathan
Fletcher, Sunny Garcia, and Kelly Slater. Andy’s friends, family,
and competitors share their stories of intimacy and fire with Andy
Irons throughout the film. The unabashedly honest testimonials
compel the story and reveal the very real side of Andy. This is not
a film about surfing; this is a film about a person that lived life
to its fullest at the top of his industry, but did so facing
insurmountable internal challenges. This story is about everything
that made Andy Irons the man he was.
22nd -- Saturday Morning Group Run with
SECOND RUN will be Saturday, August 25th, 8 AM at Lockheed-Matthews
Mansion in South Norwalk. We will be running 7 miles of the SONO
Half course. We will have at least 3 or 4 different pace groups, so
no one will be running alone. A representative from Garmin will be
there to provide information about their running and active watch
technology. Demo a watch while you run to get familiar with the
interface, pacing and heart rate monitor.
20th -- SoNo Half
us in running the 5th annual SoNo Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Fun
Run, taking place on Saturday, October 20th, 2018. Enjoy a unique
and exciting course through historic South Norwalk, along beautiful
coastline, down charming picturesque treelined streets and past
many of Norwalk's notable landmarks and attractions. Then,
celebrate your finish with a beer and some food post race.
21st -- MountainFilm 2018 @ FTC: Mountainfilm on Tour return to FTC for
another evening ofinspiring and captivating films handpicked from
the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. Founded in 1979,
Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals.
Mountainfilm on Tour will feature a collection of culturally rich,
adventure-packed and enlightening documentary short films that
align with Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and
ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. The Outdoor
Sports Center crew will be there giving away swag and more.
19th -- REEL ROCK 13 @ FTC: Founded in 2006 by filmmakers Josh Lowell
(Big UP Productions) and Peter Mortimer (Sender Films), the REEL
ROCK Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the
year to live audiences throughout the world. The film tour is the
definitive annual event for climbing communities globally. REEL
ROCK shows are high energy, community events that go beyond mere
film screenings to include athlete and filmmaker appearances, prize
giveaways, non-profit fundraising, and a party atmosphere.
3rd -- ALL
IN @ FTC: Matchstick Productions 2018 epic ski film
delivers a first of its kind experience. This concept is
spearheaded by a talented group of hard-charging women who wanted
to disrupt the male-dominated ski film formula. Skiing isn’t
exclusionary, true fun in the mountains can be shared equally by
everyone. This isn’t your typical “Women can shred too” film, this
is a kick-ass ski film that just happens to feature as many women