Sport Science™ – leading producer of the award winning it’s not cotton™ smarter performance™ shirt – introduces “Marathon Junkie”, Chuck Engle, as Global Brand Ambassador. Just a few weeks away from his 300th sub-3 hour marathon, there are few people more recognizable in the running world than Engle. The “Marathon Junkie”, as he is known country-wide, brings unparalleled relationships and expertise in race management and performance apparel to the Sport Science team, as well as a unique opportunity to share the Sport Science story with so many people.
“Running, and more specifically, racing, has afforded me the opportunity to travel the world and see so much of this rock and water-filled marble we call Earth. From the red rocks of Arizona to the Egyptian pyramids and from the heat of Mississippi to the frigid air of Alaska, I’ve run in probably every climate and terrain. Running has given me joys unlike anything else in life. The marathon will challenge your mental and physical resolve while building a sense of accomplishment and pride for anyone daring to overcome the distance of 26.2 miles. “
“Part of my running has been working with amazing products and companies that support my ability to RUNMORE! The right fuel, compression, and certainly clothing can save you from grief and propel you to glory all in just a few miles. I believe in the comfort and extreme wearability of my Sport Science apparel. I need snag-free shirts that feel as soft as cotton but wick away moisture better than traditional polyester. I’m snag-free, dry and I’m happy to have finally found a shirt that I can wear for training or “for whatevering!” I am honored to promote Sports Science apparel and I hope other runners, athletes, and event directors will choose to stand above the masses and begin choosing a product that is simply better than any shirt I’ve attempted to wear – and made in the USA. “
Engle holds the record for most marathons wins by any person in the US and has won a marathon in all 50 states. On April 27th, Chuck will complete his 300th sub-3 hour marathon. Chuck resides in Arlington, Virginia and is a marketing strategist for MarathonGuide.com.
Sport Science™ will offer Engle’s Marathon Junkie “run more” shirts on our web store this Spring.
We are happy to welcome Harrison Weinhold to the Sport Science team. Harrison will head up our marketing and public relation efforts, working not only to spread the word about Sport Science but to help spread the word about the great organizations and individuals we do business with as well.
Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, Harrison is a long-suffering DC sports fan. His background in sports radio and TV as well as marketing and development for Vox Media’s SBnation.com and the NFL Players Association make Harrison a great asset in conceptualizing and executing unique promotions and events to connect Sport Science to the active lifestyle market. Harrison has worked with notable athletes such as the NFL’s Fred Smoot, Pierre Garcon, and Mike Glennon as well as sports media icons such as Mike Wise, Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser.
Harrison’s unique knowledge and experience in sports and media marketing make him a special addition to our growing team: “It’s exciting to bring my experience to a company and product like Sport Science,” says Harrison. “Few businesses can boast a product that people fall in love with so easily, and the added aspect that everything is made right here in America – in our offices – I think really sets us apart from most performance gear makers.”
We’re thrilled to introduce you to our newest team member, Matt Antonis. Joining our sales department, Matt will work closely with specialty running and outdoor stores, as well as race directors and event coordinators, to provide the highest level of customer service. Matt will help customers with their custom performance shirts, running and outdoor graphics and a host of other projects so you can do more and enjoy.
Hailing from Chesapeake Bay, Matt is an avid outdoorsman with a love of mountain biking, running and kayak fishing. Always in search of products that aid him in these passions, Matt has a vast understanding of the running and outdoor markets. Inspired by his own footwear needs, Matt co-created Slacklace, a shoelace that adds comfort while eliminating the dangers of dangling shoelace while you’re in motion.
Matt’s vast knowledge and passion for quality products make him the perfect addition to our growing team. Matt adds that “there is nothing like working with happy, healthy-minded individuals. That is why I am very excited to have met Neal with Sport Science… I am most excited about working in the shirt apparel business because I appreciate the power of a tshirt and, when you add performance, it’s a combination for success.”
Recently, The Carmax Foundation announced a $4.1 million partnership with the KaBOOM! to build thirty playgrounds by the end of 2015. This project will benefit an estimated hundred thousands children in the U.S.. To mark the beginning of this partnership, over four hundred volunteers built two new playgrounds in one single day – one in Los Angeles and one in Richmond, VA.
Building a safe, functional playground is no easy task! We were so pleased when Carmax approached us to print custom performance shirts for their volunteers. While conditions in Richmond were wet and rainy, volunteers in Los Angeles were warm and sweaty. It’s a great thing our shirts are wicking and quick-drying!
Click here to view more pictures from the events.
Not that we ever need an excuse to lace up and head outside, but today is National Running Day, so attendance is mandatory. Great news though, the time, location and duration are totally your call. Recurring the first Wednesday in June, this day celebrates runners of all paces and places and serves as a terrific excuse to reaffirm your love for pounding the pavement.
Please join as with our production partners at Sundog Productions in celebrating the Grand Opening of their new facility! A result of tireless work and planning, this state of the art facility will help Sport Science performance wear continue to grow and flourish. Stop by this Saturday, June 1, and celebrate the Grand Opening with a BBQ, facility tours, and brand introductions.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
3850 Jermantown Road
Fairfax, VA 20030
We are pleased to join the Road Runner’s Club of America in announcing the finalists of the 5th annual RRCA National Race Shirt Contest. Sifting through all the entries, the panel of judges had a difficult time deciding their favorite race shirt design. Alas, here they are…
Designs will be presented at the 54th annual RRCA Convention held in Albuqueque, NM, May 2-5, 2013 where attendees will vote for their favorite design. The winning running club will win $250 worth of Sport Science performance clothing to use for their next event.
The bidding has begun! Wilderness Volunteers launched their 3rd annual online auction this week and we’re honored to join many reputable brands on the auction block to help WV raise money for their 16th project season.
Established in 1997, Wilderness Volunteers in a non-profit organization that promotes volunteer service to America’s wilderness through various trips and projects. They work with several public land agencies, including the National Park Service to organize a variety of outdoor volunteer service projects that follow Leave No Trace skills and ethics.
A $50 gift certificate to the Sport Science webstore is now available to bid on. This gift certificate can be used towards any Sport Science performance t-shirts and other apparel and products.
There’s now and easier way for small teams and groups to flaunt custom shirts touting their identity… Sport Science launches its Team Dealer program in specialty running and outdoor stores across the country. This program, which outfits small teams and groups in custom performance shirts for their races and events, allows customers to visit their local Sport Science Team Dealer for a seamless and cost-effective way for race participants to brand themselves.
Sport Science founder and owner, Neal Caplowe, explains, “racers’ options in customized performance apparel are limited – forcing teams to turn to apparel that is less than ideal for endurance events. We’re here to give teams fun, personalized performance enhancing clothing.” Contact your local retailer to see if they are participating in this program.