Our Ragged Mountain family is deeply saddened by the passing of our dear and sweet longtime friend Patty Workman. Her kindness, generosity and sweetness will be greatly missed by all who were touched by her caring gifts. Our hearts are with Harold and family.
Dear Winter Mileage Participants,
With spring officially upon us, we wanted to reflect on the 2021 edition of the winter mileage club. Thanks to your hard work, 100 participants logged a total of 37,593 miles, which, using the tiered criteria we had laid out at the beginning of the winter, equates to a grand total of $1,205! These funds will be equally distributed to the five non profits selected that so vitally serve our area's running, walking and outdoor needs.
In the spirit of paying it forward, we ask that any of you who feel so inclined, to consider donating whatever you feel is appropriate. Links to the five organizations are below, all of which include links to donate directly.
Thanks again for participating, and all the best as you continue to log those miles!
Greetings Fellow Cville Polar Bears,
With spring officially upon us, it's time for you to submit your winter mileage totals.
Please complete the online form by 4/1 so that we can donate the appropriate amount of money to the various non profits we selected as beneficiaries.
Dr. Robert Wilder and Coach Mark Lorenzoni invite you to join them for
"LESSONS LEARNED", a zoom seminar with this first edition highlighting
with quick three minute testimonials from experienced marathoners on what they've learned about the do's and don't's of the 26.2 mile game.
Olympic Gold Medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson and a crew of Coach Mark Lorenzoni's longtime athletes including Jim and Katie Ryan, Harry Landers, Charlie Hurt, and Leah Connor.
Sunday, March 7 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Zoom.
39th Anniversary Sale Runs through Monday, February 1st at midnight
It's hard to believe it's been 39 years since Mom & Dad took the risk of their young lives (against the advice of pretty much everyone they knew) and opened Ragged Mountain in a tiny upstairs space at the end of Elliewood Avenue. Much has changed over the past four decades, but one thing has remained the same...our humble gratitude for every single customer who walks through our doors to support our family business.
There is no doubt the last year has tested us deeply and has elicited some serious soul searching and reflection. With all that is going on in the world, we wake up each day energized, motivated and thankful. Thankful that our business has remained open throughout the pandemic, even if that looks a bit different than normal. Thankful that our customers are so understanding, enduring our outdoor setup the past 8 months and every possible weather scenario that comes with it. Thankful for all our health care workers and front line personnel who keep us safe and our community running. Thankful for everyone that wears a mask, and sacrifices daily for the greater good so that we can get through this pandemic together. And thankful for you all, who directly helped us to raise over $30,000 this year to contribute to dozens of local non profits, and who continue to make Charlottesville a better place to walk, run, and live.
Thanks, everyone for your loyalty, kindness and support in keeping us going throughout this past year and we can't wait to journey together with you into our 40th year and beyond!
-The Lorenzoni Family
39th Anniversary Sale Week Hours
Monday-Friday (1/25-1/29) 9:00-5:00
Saturday (1/30) 9:00-4:00
Sunday (1/31) CLOSED (online store open)
Monday (2/1) CLOSED (shop online through midnight)
Tuesday (2/2) Re-opening for normal hours (9:00-5:00)
20% OFF EVERYTHING
USE CODE 39YEARS FOR DISCOUNT ONLINE
Worried about the weather? Shop online or call us at 434.293.3367 (free delivery Monday-Saturday)
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FREE pair of Ragged Mountain Winter Gloves with $250 purchase!
We will be donating a portion of our Anniversary Sale proceeds to our Salvation Army neighbors. This is in lieu of our annual January SA shoe drive, which was cancelled due to the pandemic.
New Arrivals to Ragged Mountain
We're thrilled to announce the introduction of our newest brand! Salomon has been a mainstay in the trail and hiking world for a long, long time, and we're excited to bring it to Ragged Mountain.
Leki Hiking and Walking poles
Stop by curbside to check them out! Mark and Cynthia LOVED them on their Coast to Coast walk!
Mark and Cynthia's Coast to Coast 2019
Missed Mark's Daily Progress articles? Don't worry, we have them all here on our website along with a slideshow!
Coast to Coast
A huge thanks to longtime Ragged Mountain customer Rick Perrault and his company Visiontech Solution Group for his incredible generosity in donating 30,000 N95 masks to our neighbors in need throughout the pandemic! Simply amazing!
The popular CTC Marathon/Half Marathon Training Program presents its 30th edition. New safe distancing twist, but still with the same personalized coaching and all leading to two local events. Come train with us this summer! Visit the Charlottesville Track Club website to sign up and for more info: https://runsignup.com/mhmtp
Dear Ragged Mountain Friends,
With the transition into Phase II of Virginia's plan, we wanted to update all of you, our valued patrons, on Ragged Mountain's next steps. Despite the relaxing of several restrictions regarding our business, we will continue to serve everyone outside for the foreseeable future. Due to the nature of our business, where many interactions are long (30+ minutes), hands on, and in a crowded indoor space where they can be upwards of 25-30 people at one time, we just feel much more comfortable serving you outside in the open. How long until that changes you may ask? We honestly don't know.
That being said, we have fully transitioned our normal in-store, personalized gait analysis and fitting into a completely curbside model, where we are able to help up to 8 separate customers (or families) at once. Every single aspect of the service you have come to expect from us these past 38 years is still available to you, just outside in the open air instead of in the confines of our store. Our 8 outdoor fitting stations (with tents to protect you from the sun) are all separated by 10+ feet and allow us to help you while still following as strict of health guidelines as we possibly can. All of our employees wear masks at all times, and we just ask that if you're going to be utilizing one of these try on stations (as opposed to a quick grab and go of a pre-paid item), that you also wear a mask as well. If needed, we have free disposable masks for you to use. And if you have some sort of health condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, please let us know in advance so that we can serve you in a different manner.
In addition to the curbside help, we continue to offer free shipping to all of our orders as well as free home delivery within a 10 mile radius. Plus, all orders will continue to receive a 15% discount on every item in the store (except Garmins & Theraguns)! Our online store is always open and has a very accurate, up to date inventory of almost the entire store.
We continue to feel emotionally overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity and support our family has received from so many of you during these past three months. We are eternally grateful for this and are excited to continue serving you as we move forward together.
We really appreciate your flexibility as we all do our best to adapt,
The Lorenzoni Family
Frequently Asked Questions...
What are your hours?
Do we need an appointment to get fit or to try on shoes?
No, you do not. That being said, we try to do as much work as possible on the front end to minimize the length of time each customer is here, so please call/email us ahead of time so we can pull shoes for you or at least know that you are coming.
If we've never shopped before or need a gait analysis from scratch, how does that work?
We are no longer encouraging local customers to do the virtual fitting process (although we are still more than happy to do it if you live out of the area, or if you are local and don't feel comfortable coming down to the store), and are encouraging people to just show up during our hours so we can help you in person. Please bring your current shoes (and some socks :)) with you!
Starting today, we will begin asking all of our customers who are doing curbside try ons and fittings to please wear a mask. While the vast majority of people have already been doing this recently, we still wanted to implement a uniform, blanket policy moving forward. This is done out of an abundance of caution, and to keep all of our customers, and employees, as safe as possible in each and every interaction. We will continue to keep our doors closed to the public (and will do so for the foreseeable future), BUT will continue to be available to each and every customer outside our doors, Monday-Saturday from 8:00-3:00. We have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with all of our customers face to face outside as it has given us a sense of normalcy during this uneasy time.
For anyone who does not already have a mask, we will gladly offer free disposable ones at each try on station. Anyone unable to wear a mask for a specific health reason can still be helped in many ways, whether it's on the phone, by email, or via our virtual fitting process. We are here to serve each and every one of our customers, regardless of the situation. And in no way does this mean we will be relaxing any of our previous policies of keeping our 6+ feet of distance when helping you outside, not touching your shoes to check fit, etc.
Week at a Glance