Gazelle Sports Hosts "An Evening with The Penguin" John Bingham!

Gazelle Sports Hosts "An Evening with The Penguin" John Bingham!

Kalamazoo, MI, USA  August 17, 2011  Gazelle Sports Kalamazoo is proud to announce An Evening with The Penguin, an inspiring and funny conversation with celebrated running columnist and author John The Penguin Bingham.

Runners of all abilitiesfrom podium seekers to the back of the packare invited to join Bingham as he tells stories about the unexpected joys of running and how he became an adult-onset athlete at the Wellspring Theater. Right after the talk, take a quick walk down the mall to meet Bingham in person at Gazelle Sports Kalamazoo and pick up an autographed copy of his new book An Accidental Athlete to inspire your running for the rest of the fall season.

A Conversation with The Penguin
Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Wellspring Theater at the Epic Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 204
This event is free and open to the public.

Meet John The Penguin Bingham in Person!
Gazelle Sports
214 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 342-5996,
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

About John The Penguin Bingham and An Accidental Athlete
Known by fans as The Penguin for his back-of-the-pack speed, John Bingham is the unlikely hero of the modern running boom. In his new book An Accidental Athlete: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Middle Age, the best-selling author and magazine columnist recalls his childhood dreams of athletic glory, sedentary years of unhealthy excess, and a life-changing transformation from couch potato to adult-onset athlete. In turns inspiring, poignant, hilarious, and heartbreaking, An Accidental Athlete is a warm and engaging book for the everyday athlete. Bingham tells stories of the joys of runningthe pride of the finishers medal, a bureau-busting t-shirt collection, intense back-of-the-pack strategizing. An Accidental Athlete is about one mans discovery that middle age was not the finish line after all, but only the beginning. Bingham is author of several books about running and featured columnist for Competitor magazine, spokesman of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys Team in Training program, and race announcer of the Rock n Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon Series. His popular column The Penguin Chronicles ran for 14 years in Runners World magazine. Learn more about The Penguin at

Gazelle Sports has been recognized by Competitor magazine as one of the nations Top 50 Running Retailers. Gazelle Sports three retail locations strive to provide the worlds best customer care, focusing on creating friendly, positive, and long-term relationships with customers.

Media and event contact:
Joan Orman, Gazelle Sports, (269) 342-5996, [email protected],