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.
An extensive evaluation process considered stores’ community engagement, employee benefits, mentorship and career opportunities, sustainability and inclusivity efforts, and innovation. 100 stores were then visited by a secret shopper who assessed the in-store customer experience.
The 2024 Store of the Year will be revealed live during the Industry Awards Dinner taking place November 21 at TRE. All winning stores will receive two free passes to TRE, which include accommodations at a host hotel.
“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.

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