50 BEST RUNNING STORES IN AMERICA

50 Best
Past Winners

TOP 4 FINALISTS OF 2018

RUSH RUNNING

BENTONVILLE, AR
STORE OF THE YEAR

FITNICHE

LAKELAND, FL
FINALIST

FLEET FEET SPOKANE

SPOKANE, WA
FINALIST

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

CHARLOTTE, NC
FINALIST

Runners’ Choice Awards

St Pete Running Company – St. Petersburg, FL
Fleet Feet Hunstville – Huntsville, AL
Dick Pond – St. Charles, IL

Runner’s Edge – Missoula, MT
Running Co. of Haddonfield – Haddonfield, NJ
Performance Running Outfitters – Brookfield, WI

Fit2Run – Tampa, FL
Lincoln Running Company – Lincoln, NE
Runner’s Edge – Farmingdale, NY

50 Best Running Stores in America: 2018

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
CHARM CITY – BELAIR, MD
FLEET FEET MAINE RUNNING – PORTLAND, ME
FLEET FEET PITTSBURGH – PITTSBURGH, PA
FLEET FEET SYRACUSE – SYRACUSE, NY
FLEET FEET WEST HARTFORD – WEST HARTFORD, CT
HEARTBREAK HILL RUNNING CO – BOSTON, MA
LUCKY ROAD – MIDLOTHIAN, VA
MARATHON SPORTS – CAMBRIDGE, MA
PACERS – ALEXANDRIA, VA
POTOMAC RIVER RUNNING – WASHINGTON, DC
RIDGEFIELD RUNNING – RIDGEFIELD, CT
RUNNER’S ALLEY – MANCHESTER, NH
SAYVILLE RUNNING CO – SAYVILLE, NY
WHIRLAWAY – METHUEN, MA
THE SOUTH
1ST PLACE SPORTS – JACKSONVILLE, FL
BIG PEACH – ATLANTA, GA
CHARLOTTE RUNNING CO – CHARLOTTE, NC
FITNICHE – LAKELAND, FL
FLEET FEET HUNTSVILLE – HUNTSVILLE, AL
FLEET FEET TULSA – TULSA, OK
GEORGIA GAME CHANGERS – RICHMOND HILL, GA
IRUN TEXAS – SAN ANTONIO, TX
RED COYOTE – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE – CHARLOTTE, NC
RUNNING ZONE – MELBOURNE, FL
RUSH RUNNING – BENTONVILLE, AR
ST PETE RUNNING COMPANY – ST. PETERSBURG, FL
TRACK SHACK, ORLANDO – ORLANDO, FL
VARSITY SPORTS – BATON ROUGE, LA
THE WEST
A RUNNER’S MIND – BURLINGAME, CA
A SNAIL’S PACE – BREA, CA
FLEET FEET RICHMOND – RICHMOND, VA
FLEET FEET SPOKANE – SPOKANE, WA
FOOTZONE – BEND, OR
RUNNERS ROOST LAKEWOOD – LAKEWOOD, CO
SALT LAKE RUNNING CO – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
SHOES & BREWS – LONGMONT, CO
TORTOISE & HARE – GLENDALE, AZ
THE MIDWEST
BIG RIVER RUNNING – ST LOUIS, MO
DAVE’S RUNNING SHOP – SYLVANIA, OH
DICK POND – ST. CHARLES, IL
FLEET FEET CHICAGO – CHICAGO, IL
FLEET FEET FORT WAYNE – FORT WAYNE, IN
HANSON’S RUNNING – GROSSE POINTE, MI
LINCOLN RUNNING COMPANY – LINCOLN, NE
MILL CITY RUNNING COMPANY – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
NAPERVILLE RUNNING COMPANY – NAPERVILLE, IL
PEAK PERFORMANCE, OMAHA – OMAHA, NE
PLAYMAKERS – OKEMOS, MI
RUN816 – LIBERTY, MO
RUNDETROIT – DETROIT, MI
RUNNING CENTRAL – PEORIA, IL
SECOND SOLE – YOUNGSTOWN, OH
THREE RIVERS RUNNING – FORT WAYNE, IN

Winners from previous years

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2016

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
Store of the Year:
Charm City
A Running Start
Charles River Running
Fleet Feet Baltimore
Fleet Feet Maine
Fleet Feet Roanoke
Fleet Feet Syracuse
Fleet Feet West Hartford
MedVed Running and Walking
New England Running Co.
Potomac Running Store
Runner’s Alley
Two Rivers Treads
Whirlaway
THE SOUTH
Finalist:
Fleet Feet Sports Nashvile
1st Place Sports
Bull City Running
Charlotte Running Company
Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
Georgia Game Changers
iRun Texas
Luke’s Locker
Red Coyote Running & Fitness
Run For Your Life
Runner’s Depot
Running Wild
Rush Running
Track Shack
Varsity Sports
West Stride
THE WEST
Finalist:
Tortoise and Hare Sports
A Snails Pace
Fleet Feet Aptos
Fleet Feet Sacramento
Runner’s Corner
Sole Sports
THE MIDWEST
Finalist:
Hanson’s Running Shop
Ann Arbor Running Company
Big River Running
Columbus Running Company
Complete Runner
Dave’s Running Shop
Dick Pond Athletics
Fleet Feet Chicago
Fleet Feet Fort Wayne
Geneva Running Outfitters
Lincoln Running Company
Manhattan Running Company
Performace Running Outfitters
Run 816
Running Central
Second Sole
The Running Well Store
Three Rivers Running
Up & Running

2015

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
Finalist:
Fleet Feet Rochester
Charm City Run
Fleet Feet Baltimore
Fleet Feet Maine
Fleet Feet Syracuse
Haddonfield Running Co.
Marathon Sports Boston
Medved Running
New England Running Co.
Pacers Running Store
Potomac River Running
Sayville Running Co.
Whirlaway Sports Center
THE SOUTH
Finalist:
West Stride
Medved Running
New England Running Co.
Pacers Running Store
Potomac River Running
Sayville Running Co.
Whirlaway Sports Center
Jacksonville Running Co.
Luke’s Locker
Run For Your Life
Charlotte Running Zone, FL
Rush Running
Runner’s Depot, FL
Track Shack Orlando
THE WEST
Finalist:
A Snail’s Pace
A Runner’s Mind, CA
Fleet Feet Aptos
Runner’s Edge, MT
Salt Lake Running Co.
Skinny Raven, AK
Sole Sports, AZ
THE MIDWEST
Store of the Year:
Red Coyote Running
Big River Running
Columbus Running Co.
Dick Pond Athletics
Fleet Feet Chicago
Fleet Feet Fort Wayne
Fleet Feet Minneapolis
Gazelle Sports
KC Running
Mill City Running
Naperville Running Co.
Playmakers
Running Central, Peoria
Second Sole, OH
The Running Well Store
Three Rivers Running
Up and Running, Dayton

2014

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
Finalist:
Fleet Feet Baltimore
A Running Start Charles
River Running
Charm City
Fleet Feet Maine
Fleet Feet Roanoke
Fleet Feet Syracuse
Fleet Feet West Hartford
MedVed Running and Walking
New England Running Company
Potomac Running Store
Runner’s Alley
Two Rivers Treads Whirlaway
Fleet Feet West Hartford
THE SOUTH
Finalist:
Track Shack Orlando
Bull City Running
Charlotte Running Company
Fleet Feet Huntsville
Fleet Feet Nashville
Georgia Game Changers
Irun Texas
Luke’s Locker
Red Coyote
Running & Fitness
Run For Your Life
Runner’s Depot
Running Wild
Rush Running
Varsity Sports West Stride
THE WEST
Finalist:
Running Central
A Snails Pace
Fleet Feet Aptos
Fleet Feet Sacramento
Runner’s Corner
Sole Sports
Tortoise and Hare Sports
THE MIDWEST
Store of the Year:
Columbus Running Company
Ann Arbor Running Company
Big River Running
Complete Runner
Dave’s Running Shop
Dick Pond Athletics
Fleet Feet Chicago
Fleet Feet Fort Wayne
Geneva Running Outfitters
Hanson’s Running Shop
Lincoln Running Company
Manhattan Running Company
Performace Running Outfitters
Run 816
Second Sole
The Running Well Store
Three Rivers Running
Up & Running

2013

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
Finalist:
Rush Running
A Running Start
Charm City Run
Fleet Feet Baltimore
Fleet Feet Roanoke
Fleet Feet Syracuse
Maine Running Co.
Pacers Running Store
Potomac River Running
Robert’s Runningr
Runner’s Alley
Sayville Running Co.
Scranton Running Co.
Whirlaway Sport Center
THE SOUTH
Finalist:
Red Coyote Running & Fitness
1st Place Sports
Big Peach Running Co.
Fit2Run
FitNICHE
Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa
Jacksonville Running Co.
Live 4 Sports
Luke’s Locker
Natural Strides Running
Run On!
Runner’s Depot, Davie FL
THE WEST
Finalist:
Sole Sports, Tempe
A Snails Pace
Fleet Feet Aptos
Fleet Feet Sports Davis
Fleet Feet Sports Tucson
Salt Lake Running Co.
Shu’s Idaho Running Co.
Sole 2 Soul
Tortoise & Hare
THE MIDWEST
Store of the Year:
Naperville Running Co.
Big River Running
Bob Roncker’s Running Spot
Columbus Running Co.
Dick Pond Athletics
Fleet Feet Sports Chicago
Fleet Feet Schererville
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports
Gazelle Sports
Gazelle Sports
Ultra Max
Geneva Running Outfitters
Go Outside & Play Running Co.
Playmaker’s
Peak Performance
Running For Kicks
The Run Around
The Running Well Store
Three Rivers Running
Tri N Run, IN

2012

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
Store of the Year:
Fleet Feet Syracuse
Charm City Run
Fleet Feet Baltimore
Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg
Fleet Feet Hartford
Marathon Sports, Boston
Maine Running Co.
Pacers Running Store
Potomac River Running
Rhode Runner
Sayville Running Co.
Sound Runner
The Finish Line Running Store, Allentown, Pa
Whirlaway Sport Center
THE SOUTH
Finalist:
Big River Running
1st Place Sports
Capital Run Walk
Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa
Jacksonville Running Co.
Luke’s Locker
Natural Strides Running
On A Shoestring
Red Coyote Running & Fitness
Run On!
Track Shack, Orlando
THE WEST
Finalist:
Gazelle Sports
A Snail’s Pace
Bandanna Running
Boulder Running Co.
Fit Right
Fleet Feet Sports Davis
Heart & Sole Sports
Runner’s Den
Salt Lake Running Co.
Shu’s Idaho Running Co.
Sole Sports
Sole 2 Soul Sports
Tortoise & Hare
THE MIDWEST
Finalist:
Bob Roncker’s Running Spot
Blue Mile
Colombus Running Co.
Dick Pond Athletics
Elite Feet Brighton, MI
Fleet Feet Sports Chicago
Fleet Feet Sports Schererville
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports
Naperville Running Co.
Playmaker’s
Runners’ High N’ Tri
Running Fit, MI
Running for Kicks
Three Rivers Running

2011

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
Finalist:
Pacers Running Company
Charm City Run
Fleet Feet Baltimore
Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse
Greater Boston Running Co.
Haddonfield Running Co.
Marathon Sports, Boston
Maine Running Co.
New England Running Co.
North Wales Running Co.
Potomac River Running
The Finish Line Running Store, Allentown, Pa
THE SOUTH
Finalist:
Run On!
1st Place Sports
FITNiche
Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa
Luke’s Locker
On A Shoestring
Roger Soler Running
Run For Your Life
Runner’s Depot
Get Fit, Amarillo, TX
Running Wild, Pensacola, FL
THE WEST
Store of the Year:
Shu’s Idaho Running Co.
A Snail’s Pace
Boulder Running Co.
Fleet Feet Sports Davis
Fleet Feet Sports Tucson
Heart & Sole Sports
Portland Running Co.
Runners Roost, Lakewood, CO
Salt Lake Running Co.
Skinny Raven Sports
Super Jock ‘n Jill
THE MIDWEST
Finalist:
Red Coyote Running & Fitness
Big River Running
Blue Mile
Bob Roncker’s Running Spot
Dick Pond Athletics
Elite Feet of Kansas City
Fleet Feet Sports Chicago
Fleet Feet Sports Schereville
Gazelle Sports
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports
Hanson’s Running Shop
Naperville Running Co.
Playmaker’s
The Runner’s Soul
Runners’ High N’ Tri
Running Away Multisport
Swags Sports Shoes
Three Rivers Running
Up N Running

2010

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
Finalist:
Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse
A Running Start
City Sports
Gubbins Running Ahead
Greater Boston Running Co.
Haddonfield Running Co.
Jack Rabbit Sports
Marathon Sports
Maine Running Co.
Medved Running
Pacers Running Company
Potomac River Running
Second Sole, Pittsburgh
Whirlaway Sports
THE SOUTH
Finalist:
Luke’s Locker
American Running Co.
Fit Niche
Fleet Feet Sports, Huntsville
Fleet Feet Sports, Tulsa
Jacksonville Running Co.
Raleigh Running Outfitters
Roger Soler Running
Runner’s Edge
Runner’s Depot
Run On!
Running Zone, Melbourne
Swag Sports
Sports Spectrum
Track Shack, Orlando
THE WEST
Finalist:
A Snail’s Pace
Boulder Running Co.
Fleet Feet Sports, Davis
Fleet Feet Sports,Tucson
Heart & Sole
Road Runner Sports, San Diego
Salt Lake Running Co.
Shu’s Idaho Running Co.
Skinny Raven Sports
Super Jock ‘n Jill
Wasatch Running Center
THE MIDWEST
Store of the Year:
Playmaker’s
Big River Running
Bob Roncker’s Running Spot
Elite Feet of Kansas City
Fleet Feet Sports, Chicago
Fleet Feet Sports, Cincinnati
Gazelle Sports
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports
Hanson’s Running Shop
Lincoln Running Co.
Movin’ Shoes, Madison
Naperville Running Co.
Running Away Multisport
Runners’ High N’ Tri

2009

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
Store of the Year:
Naperville Running Company
Elite Runners and Walkers
Fleet Feet Sports Albany
Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis
Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg
Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse
Jack Rabbit Sports
Marathon Sports, MA
Pacers
Potomac River Running
Runners’ Alley
Whilraway Sports
THE SOUTH
Finalist:
Run On!
1st Place Sports
9th Street Active Feet, Inc.
Fit 2 Run
FitNiche
Fleet Feet Huntsville
Fleet Feet Tulsa
Jacksonville Running Co.
Luke’s Locker
On A Shoestring
Roger Soler Running
Run Gear Run
Runner’s Depot
Running Zone, Melbourne
Track Shack, Orlando
THE WEST
Finalist:
Swag’s Sports
A Snails Pace
Boulder Running Co.
Fleet Feet Sacramento
Fleet Feet Tucson
Heart & Sole Sports
Road Runner Sports, San Diego
Salt lake Running Co.
See Jane Run
Shu’s Idaho Running Co.
Skinny Raven Sports
Super Jock’n Jill
Wasatch Running Center
THE MIDWEST
Finalist:
Fleet Feet Chicago
Athletic Annex
Big River Running Company
Bob Roncker’s Running Spot
Elite Feet of Kansas City
Fleet Feet Chesterfield
Fleet Feet Cincinnati
Garry Gribble’s Sports
Gazelle Sports
Hanson’s
Playmakers
Runners High ‘n Tri
Running Fit
Second Sole

2008

NE & MID-ATLANTIC
Store of the Year:
Fleet Feet Sports Cincinnati
Elite Runners & Walkers
Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse
Georgetown Running Company
JackRabbit Sports
Maine Running Company
Marathon Sports
New England Running Company
Pacers Running Store
Potomac River Running
Rhode Runner
Road Runner Sports
Super Runner’s Shop
Whirlaway Sports Center
THE SOUTH
Finalist:
Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa
1st Place Sports
9th Street Active Feet
Fit2Run
Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
Luke’s Locker
Run Gear Run
Run On! Dallas
Running Wild
RunTex Riverside
Runner’s Depot
Running Zone
Track Shack
THE WEST
Finalist:
Big Peach Running Co.
A Snail’s Pace
Running Shop
Bandanna Running & Walking
Boulder Running Company
Eugene Running Company
Fleet Feet Sports, Sacramento
Fleet Feet Sports, Stockton
Fleet Feet Sports, Tucson
Heart & Sole Sports
Salt Lake Running Company
Shu’s Idaho Running Co.
Skinny Raven Sports
Super Jock ’N Jill
The Running Revolution
Wasatch Running Center
THE MIDWEST
Finalist:
Fit Niche
Big River Running Company
Elite Feet
Fleet Feet Sports Chicago
Gazelle Sports
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports
Hansons Running Shop
Marathon Sports
Naperville Running Company
Playmakers
Running Fit
Swag’s Sports Shoes
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