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Celebrating 18 Years of Fueling Active Lifestyles in South Lake County

Celebrating 18 years as a woman owned business

Dash Sports, the cornerstone of the Clermont and greater South Lake County athletic community, proudly marks its 18th year of operation. As a beacon for runners, walkers, and triathletes, Dash Sports has dedicated nearly two decades to fostering a culture of health and activity, under the visionary leadership of Kimberly Grogan. This woman-owned enterprise has not only survived but thrived, evolving from its original incarnation as Gear for MultiSport to the dynamic, community-centric Dash Sports of today.

Since its inception in 2006, Dash Sports has been on a mission to inspire and equip individuals to “Live Actively” from the cradle to the grave. The ethos of the company is encapsulated in its name – “Dash” symbolizes the journey of life, emphasizing the importance of making every moment count through an active and healthy lifestyle. Kimberly Grogan, driven by her passion for retail and physical education, has been the driving force behind the brand, steering it from its original location at the National Training Center to its current, expansive home in downtown Clermont.

Nestled just a block away from the scenic Clermont’s Waterfront Park and Lake Minneola, Dash Sports is more than a retail space. It is a hub for the athletic community, offering not only top tier running and walking shoes but also personalized service that reflects the staff’s genuine love for fitness and extensive industry knowledge. With backgrounds as runners and triathletes themselves, the team at Dash Sports brings invaluable insights into the needs of their clientele, offering advice on everything from equipment to local training spots.

Kimberly Grogan reflects on the journey, stating, “Our goal has always been to help our community live their most active and fulfilling lives. Seeing how far we’ve come in 18 years, from Gear for MultiSport to Dash Sports, and knowing we’ve made a real difference in people’s lives is incredibly rewarding. We’re more than just a store; we’re a part of our customers’ lives, helping them find the perfect fit for their journey.”

At Dash Sports, the belief is strong that the right pair of running or walking shoes can transform a person’s life and health. The selection at Dash Sports is meticulously curated, featuring leading brands like Hoka and Brooks, known for their balance of comfort and support. Understanding that each customer is unique, Dash Sports prides itself on offering free custom shoe fittings as well as a wide range of sizes and styles to ensure that everyone can find their perfect fit and embrace an active lifestyle. 

As Dash Sports looks to the future, the company remains committed to its founding principles while embracing new opportunities to serve and inspire. “Our 18th anniversary is more than a milestone—it’s a springboard for the next chapter in our journey to empower and equip our community for a lifetime of activity,” Grogan reflects. “We’re proud of our past and excited for what’s to come.”

As part of the 18th-anniversary celebrations, Dash Sports is inviting the community to join them on Wednesday, May 22, for a day of festivities. Beginning at 10 am, the event will feature refreshments, a chance to win a pair of Hoka shoes, and an opportunity to share memories of the past 18 years. The celebration will culminate in the Wednesday Night Group Run/Walk at 6:30 pm, embodying the spirit of camaraderie and active living that Dash Sports promotes.

Vicky McMahan
Vicky McMahan
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I stopped into Dash Sports while on vacation, after hearing about this store and reading reviews that they can help with foot issues and in particular, plantar fasciitis. I have been having foot pain for a year and even after a visit to a podiatrist and getting an insert, i didn't leave with any useful information except i'm getting old supposedly. Kimberly at Dash Sports gave me all of the information I was looking for a year ago. She worked with me one on one, analyzed my walk and how it was lending itself to my foot pain, and set me up with proper fitting, supportive shoes, socks, and a night sock. Faith restored that I'm finally on a healing path. I highly recommend this store.
Adam Cooney
Adam Cooney
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Nik and Annette helped my wife and I find shoes for 2 completely different issues. They spent the time and listened to our issues to give us a wide selection of shoes for us to try. 10/10 will be going back and will always recommend.
Luis A Torres
Luis A Torres
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My wife recommended Dash sports and Beth was the one that took care of my needs. She was very helpful and patient. I recommend this shoe store if your looking for comfortable shoes for everyday use.
Melody Sinopoli
Melody Sinopoli
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Beth was so helpful! This is my new place to buy running shoes!
William Tschida
William Tschida
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Kimberly was very knowledgeable, and helped my wife find the best shoes to help her with her foot issue. Very nice location and store.
Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan
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Dash Sports is the only place to go when you need personalized service and sales people who know their products. You can certainly go somewhere else and get less expensive shoes, but you will not get the level of service that Dash provides. I have shopped with Dash for over five years and would not go anywhere else. Today I worked with Kimberly and she is FANTASTIC. She spent a lot of time with me, brought out several pairs of shoes and shared her professional observations on how I was walking in each pair and at the end we picked the shoe that felt good and provided the support that I needed. You will not get this level of service at any other store in this area. I highly recommend Dash Sports.
Maria Evans
Maria Evans
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I love their expertise in fitting running shoes. Have been coming here since I moved to Clermont a few years ago. Just got a new pair last week and relied on their fitting expertise.
Beverlene Shaw
Beverlene Shaw
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Annette, was very helpful from the start, I mentioned my back pain, and she took it from there. We tried on a few pairs of shoes until we had the right pair, she made sure I was comfortable walking in them. Thank you so much.
Macquer Oney
Macquer Oney
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I live in Austin TX and I. Have. NEVER. Experienced a shoe store as friendly and informative as the Clermont location. Annette really took time to show me different options and reasons for her recommendations. I feel confident the shoes I bought will be worth it! Thank you Annette, Dash.
Abraham C
Abraham C
1717186268
I needed a pair of shoes for work. Nik was super patient and extremely knowledgeable. You can tell he’s passionate about running and helping people find the right shoe. I tried on close to a dozen shoes, even hopped on the treadmill, and with all of that he answered my questions with enthusiasm. Once I settled on a pair he then helped my wife who was looking to replace her current running shoes. All around exceptional customer service experience. Thank you Nik!
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