November 28 - 30, 2023 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

Best Running Stores of 2023

Celebrating Run Specialty's All-Stars

Nominations for the Best Running Stores of 2023 are open! Simply click below to nominate your favorite run specialty shop. Anyone can submit a nomination; individuals may only nominate a single store one time, but may nominate multiple stores if applicable.

Christina Henderson
“The 2023 Best Running Stores exemplify what makes our industry so special: commitment, community, and passion. Our awards program offers the opportunity to formally recognize and celebrate the best run specialty stores in America. Winners should be extremely proud of this honor—each one is a driving force in strengthening the communities they serve and progressing the run specialty industry.”
Christina Henderson, Event Director


  • Nominated stores undergo a rigorous evaluation process. Once nominations close and evaluation forms are reviewed, the top 100 stores will be selected and then secret shopped. Through a combination of these scores, the 2023 Best Running Stores and Store of the Year will be determined. For more information about the evaluation process or criteria, please contact us.
  • Winning stores will be announced at the end of July.
  • The Store of the Year will revealed live at a special celebration during The Running Event 2023.


  • Nominations Deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Winners notified: Thursday, July 27, 2023
  • Reception: After honoring all 2023 winners, Store of the Year will be announced during a special reception Thursday, November 30 at The Running Event.


  • Any run specialty retail store in the US is eligible.
  • All industry professionals, brands, retail customers, and store employees are welcome to submit nominations.

Secret Shopping Performed by:

Have questions? Email Attendee Relations Coordinator Hannah Schnyder for assistance or more information.

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