November 19 - 21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

Best Running Stores

Recognizing the Best in the Business

The Best Running Stores awards program celebrates the stores leading by example in the run specialty industry—the retailers who continually show their commitment to their customers, employees, and community. Leaders among their peers, these stores are always striving to create a stronger industry.
Following a thorough evaluation and secret shop process, winners will be selected, notified, and announced publicly this July; the Store of the Year will be revealed live during the November 21 reception at TRE. All winning stores will receive two free passes to TRE, which include accommodations at a host hotel.
Industry professionals, brands, customers, and store employees are encouraged to submit a nomination. Nominations for the 2024 Best Running Stores are now closed.
This page will be updated mid-July with this year’s winners. 
“Every year, we see how important this program is not only to run specialty retailers, but to the entire industry. The positive impact these stores make go far beyond the world of run specialty, and they deserve to be recognized and celebrated for the progress, innovation, and community they create.”
Christina Henderson
Event Director, The Running Event

The Best Running Stores award program has recognized the best in run specialty retail since 2008. See the list of past winners here.

Congratulations to


The Best Running Store of 2023

Get to know all of the 2023 Best Running Stores here.

“We are incredibly humbled and honored to receive this award. Our efforts to help everyone realize the important role they play in their community and local environment has been recognized, and we empower you all to join us in that mission.”
Christian Fyfe
Co-Owner, Palmetto Running Company
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