Here's where we'll see you in 2023

Here's where we'll see you in 2023

Hello racers, running fans, and all friends of Vimazi! We’re full of propulsive pace-tuned excitement as we announce the 2023 Vimazi Event calendar. We'll update this post as we gather details and, possibly, add events. 

At Vimazi, our mission is to champion the spirit of running for all runners. Running can be so invigorating, and that’s true at every pace. If you bring it, we’ll be here to cheer you on. 

So much of the spirit of running exists at and is embodied by the thousands of running events held every year, from short 5K and 8K fun runs to the longer half marathons and marathons. Your running friends, a supportive community, medals to show off, shirts and swag, a limp to brag about on Monday. That’s why we love bringing the Vimazi tent out to a few races every year to support the events, offer encouragement to all you runners, and to spread the word about pace-tuned running shoes. 

Incredibly, for the first time at these 2023 events, we’ll have shoes for you to try on, and possibly even buy. We will definitely be able to point you to a nearby running shoe store that carries them. After five years in the making, this is the definition of awesome. We’ll be at these race expos to answer every question you have about pace-tuned running shoes. On race days we think you’ll appreciate a shoe that’s engineered to give you the most energetic push-off at your race pace.

Events! Here’s the short version, followed by more details below, of where you’ll find the Vimazi tent in 2023. We may add events, and these could change, so be sure to check back.

March 25-26 - Seattle Cherry Blossom Run (5K, Half Marathon)
Seattle, Washington

May 7 - Bloomsday Run (12k)
Spokane, Washington

June 25 - Missoula Marathon (5K, Half Marathon, Marathon)
Missoula, Montana

July 23 - San Francisco Marathon (5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon)
San Francisco, California

September 23 - FitOne Half Marathon (5K, 10K, Half Marathon)
Boise, Idaho

October 1 - Portland Marathon (Half Marathon, Marathon)
Portland, Oregon

November 26 - Seattle Marathon (Half Marathon, Marathon)
Seattle, Washington

 

March 25-26, 2023
Seattle Cherry Blossom Run
Seattle, Washington

Saturday, March 25: 5K run
Sunday, March 26: Half Marathon

The Cherry Blossom Run, sponsored by the UW and the UW Botanical Gardens and with around 6,000 runners over two days of racing, has one of the sweetest race shirt designs ever. Trust us! The shirt is based on the University of Washington’s famous cherry trees. As you know the Quad at UW is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful yoshino cherry blossom displays you'll ever see. More than 100 other cherry tree varieties grow in other locations on campus.

You’ll find the Vimazi tent near the finish line on both Saturday and Sunday. All races finish on the UW campus not far from the Quad that will be filled with blooming cherry trees. The Vimazi Z20 and Z30 should be launching in March, and we’re sure to have our coming trail shoes on hand. 

As of early February, these local stores plan to carry at least some Vimazi models. Give them some love! 
Northwest Tri & Bike
Seven Hills Running 
West Seattle Runner 

If you run the race in a pair of Vimazi pace-tuned shoes, stop by our tent and we might just have a little something for you. 

 

May 5-7, 2023
Bloomsday 12K Run
Spokane, Washington

Friday and Saturday, May 5-6: Race Expo
Sunday, May 7: 12K run

Started in 1977, Bloomsday is now one of the largest runs in the country with around 25,000 runners. It has a great combo of fun runners alongside elite competition. The 12K course tours Spokane, crossing the Spokane River just past the halfway point. Finishers of the in-person race will earn the super-secret Bloomsday 2023 finisher shirt.

You’ll find the Vimazi tent at the race expo on Friday and Saturday. We’ll have shoes for sale and be on the cusp of dropping the Vimazi Trail Z2 and Trail Z3. Stop by early to make sure we have your model and size. 

We plan to be coordinating with Fleet Feet Spokane while at Bloomsday. If you miss the race expo, you should be able to find Vimazi running shoes there.

If you plan to run the race in a pair of pace-tuned Vimazi shoes, stop by our tent with your race shoes and we might just have a little something for you. 

 

June 23-25, 2023
Missoula Marathon
Missoula, Montana

Friday and Saturday, June 23-24: Race Expo and 5K run
Sunday, June 25: Half Marathon, Marathon

Why run the Missoula Marathon? Because it’s flat, fast, USATF certified, and a Boston Qualifier. It’s also insanely beautiful. The course is point-to-point, beginning with a scenic route through the countryside and finishing in historic downtown Missoula. Usually about 5,000 runners participate.

Find the Vimazi tent at the race expo on Friday and Saturday. Chances are good that we will have launched the Vimazi Trail Z2 and Trail Z3. Excellent timing to have trail shoes for Missoula! Stop by to check them out, along with our other eight pace-tuned models.

Don’t miss the Runner’s Edge booth when you visit the expo.

If you plan to run the race in a pair of pace-tuned Vimazi shoes, stop by our tent with your race shoes and we might just have a little something for you. 

 

July 20-23, 2023
San Francisco Marathon
San Francisco, California

Friday and Saturday, July 21-22: Race Expo
Sunday, July 23: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon

This iconic race tours San Francisco and even crosses the Golden Gate Bridge. Definitely a bucket list marathon if there was one. Who knows if you’ll run in fog or sun, but the hills on the course are a certainty. Lots of spectators to follow the estimated 25,000 runners. The Full Marathon course is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon and Olympic Time Trials qualifying race.

Stop by the Vimazi tent at the race expo on Friday and Saturday. We’ll have a few shoes for sale, so get there early to make sure we have your model and size. 

We hope to have a local retailer ready to go in July. If you have a Bay Area connection, let us know. It's also very helpful if you ask your running shoe store to carry Vimazi.

If you plan to run the race in a pair of pace-tuned Vimazi shoes, stop by our tent with your race shoes and we might just have a little something for you. 

 

September 22-23, 2023
FitOne Half Marathon
Boise, Idaho

Saturday, September 23: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Expo

Sponsored by St Jude’s, FitOne is a big deal in Boise, and the community always comes out with support. Great band after the race in 2022. 

You’ll find the Vimazi flag on race day at the Shu’s Idaho Running Company booth. Stop by after you’ve run or spectated and say hello. We’ll have a limited number of shoes for sale, so get there early to make sure we have your model and size. We may be at the Shu’s shop on State Street on Friday, the day before the race. Plus, we may have our new Z80 and Z90 models available. More info to come.

If you run the race in a pair of pace-tuned Vimazi shoes, stop by and we might just have a little something for you.

 

September 30 - October 1
Portland Marathon
Portland, Oregon

Saturday, September 30: Race Expo
Sunday, October 1: Half Marathon and Marathon

This is the Vimazi hometown marathon, so we love to be there and support it. You’ll run through funky Portland neighborhoods and cross over the Willamette River. It’s beautiful and fun, as long as the temperature stays cool.

Look for the Vimazi flag at the race expo on Saturday. We’ll have a few shoes for sale and all ten pace-tuned models should be available. Stop by early to make sure we have your model and size. 

Make sure to stop by the Foot Traffic booth while at the expo. If you're coming in from the coast to run the marathon, you can always stop at North Coast Runners Supply in Astoria.

If you plan to run the race in a pair of pace-tuned Vimazi shoes, stop by our table with your race shoes and we might just have a little something for you.