We are proud to announce our winning of one of the 50 Best Running Stores in America! In order to receive this honor we were voted in by our customers. Once the votes were read we were secret shopped. The secret shopper evaluated our greeting, fitting process, overall experience with sales associate, store appearance, store operations, purchase details and overall experience. Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us this wonderful experience. The announcement for the Number One Running Store in America will be later this year. Stay tuned for more information on that.
Hey, everyone! We hope you are staying safe & healthy! Just a reminder the Aardvark team is here to help you! The store may be closed, but staff are there each day to process on-line and phone orders.
Don’t hesitate to shop on-line at https://shop.aardvarksportsshop.com/ or call 610-866-8300.
We will be in the store processing orders from 10-3 Saturday (4/25), 12-4 Sunday (4/26) and Mon-Fri we will be available 10a-3p.
Aardvark dollars with each purchase over $10 until we re-open!
Stay safe and we will see you soon!
Team Vark is the name we have given to the members of our stores running group. What started out as a small group of runners has now turned into 30+ members. We have runners of all abilities. Everyone in this group is supportive of each other no matter the distance you are covering or the time it takes you to finish. We are very proud of these individuals. Team Vark has decided to come together and help out their favorite running shop. A fundraiser has been created to purchase Aardvark Sports Shop gift cards. In return, for every $100 raised,
Aardvark will donate $25. These gift cards will be distributed to local mail carriers. Thank you Team Vark for all you do to support our shop. You are the ones who make this running community the best! Click on the link below to make your donation.
TEAM VARK Goes an Extra Mile for Essential Workers
Let’s get the kids involved! We want you to share their Aardvark Coloring page with us. Tag us on social media and you might be added as a story or post! (Social Media links are at the bottom of the page).
Click here to print the coloring page.
As you are aware, these are challenging times for businesses like ours. With Aardvark closed for regular business, we have to come up with new ideas to serve our customers.
That’s why, together with our friends at On, we’ve developed a new way to offer you their Swiss-engineered shoes, apparel & accessories through a temporary Aardvark Sports Shop online store hosted on their website.
Follow the link below and you’ll be taken to the official On webshop, but any purchases you make will support us here at Aardvark. On has committed to not tracking any data from your visit.
Whether you are still able to get out for a run, have transitioned to indoor training or are looking for all day comfort, you’ll find the right high performance products in On’s rapidly growing lineup.
As most of you know by now, Gov. Wolf has issued a “Stay at Home” order for Lehigh & Northampton counties in Pennsylvania effective March 25th at 8pm. This order will last until at least April 6th, and may be extended at that time.
Because of that, and in order to protect our staff, Aardvark is no longer processing orders for merchandise by mail or phone.
However, we are able to process gift certificates! The next few months, as crazy as they will be, include Easter, high school and college graduations, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day!
These are prime times to give gift certificates Aardvark Dollars Spring 2020 to your loved ones, and we are including Aardvark Dollars as a special bonus to anyone who purchases a gift certificate until we are allowed to re-open!
Gift certificates never expire and Aardvark Dollars can be redeemed in the store until the end of 2020. We have set a goal of selling 100 gift certificates by April 6th! Gift certificates can be purchased here.
Stay healthy and we hope to see you soon!
Aardvark Sports Shop
Twenty minutes of activity a day. We invite you to join our latest challenge.
- Complete 20 minutes of Strava trackable activity daily (Click HERE to view activities trackable in Strava.)
- Practice your planks.
- On June 3rd at 6p, if #socialdistancing is over, we will have a group run/walk followed by a plank off. The event will begin at Aardvark and end at the Sun Inn.
How to register:
- Create a Strava Account HERE.
- Create a Challenge Hound Account HERE
- Join the Aardvark Stay Active Challenge HERE
Next Step: Start Strava for your next activity and get moving! Have fun!
Additional: Do you own a Garmin gps watch? You can sync your Garmin activities to Strava. Open the Garmin Connect Ap on your phone. Click on More (bottom right,) Settings, Partner Aps & Strava.
If you are a runner, join the OS1st challenge and be entered into a chance to win a prize package and/or money for Aardvark. Details are found in the link above.
Questions can be emailed to email@example.com
As many of you have seen by now, Gov. Wolf has ordered all non-essential businesses to close beginning tonight at midnight.
We are taking this seriously, but we also want to be available for our customers.
Therefore, although we will not be open beginning Tuesday, we do plan on answering phone calls and emails. We will also be able to process any orders for gift certificates or merchandise that are placed through our website or by phone. For now, an Aardvark staff member will be available from 10-5 Mon-Sat to answer any questions you might have.
If you decide to place an order, we have two ways for you to get your order:
- Curbside Pickup – Call us at 610-866-8300, let us know what items you would like and we will process your transaction over the phone. Call us again when you arrive and we will meet you at the curb on Main Street with your items.
- Delivery or Free Shipping – Call us at 610-866-8300 and we will ship your package using USPS 2-day service or deliver it to you for free ourselves. This will depend on staff availability and distance to your home or place of work. If we need to send USPS, our free shipping offer will be expanded to any purchase over $40.
As we all know, running outside is a great way to relieve stress. As long as safe practices are followed (no high fives or fist-bumps, for example) it should also be a safe one as far as the Covid-19 virus is concerned.
For more information about running outside safely during this time, check out this article from Runners World
Unfortunately, we will temporarily stop our Wednesday night runs from the shop, and we have cancelled our Track & Field night scheduled for 3/26.
We will continue to monitor the situation and review other events as they approach.
Stay healthy and we hope to see you soon!
Aardvark Sports Shop