Best Running Stores of 2021

Honoring Those Who Have Gone Above and Beyond

On December 2, the Best Running Stores of 2021 were honored in Austin, TX at the 15th annual The Running Event.

Capping off three days of education, product demonstration, and networking, the 2021 awards program brought the industry together to celebrate the run specialty retailers who have proven their dedication to customer service and community.

Congratulations to the 2021 Best Running Store, Charlotte Running Company!

And a special congratulations to the three other 2021 Best Running Store finalists: Fleet Fee Montclair, John’s Run/Walk Shop, and Run Hub Northwest. See all 60 2021 Best Running Stores below.

1st Place Sports
A Runner’s Mind
Aardvark Sports Shop
Big River Running Company
Charles River Running Company
Charlotte Running Company
Charm City Run
Colorado Running Company, The
Dave’s Running
Fleet Feet Davenport
Fleet Feet Fort Wayne
Fleet Feet Fox Valley
Fleet Feet Greenville NC
Fleet Feet Hartford
Fleet Feet Huntsville
Fleet Feet Montclair
Fleet Feet Mount Pleasant
Fleet Feet Pittsburgh
Fleet Feet Richmond
Fleet Feet Roanoke
Fleet Feet Rochester
Fleet Feet Syracuse
Gazelle Sports
Georgia Game Changers Running Company
Get Fit
Good Times Running Co.
iRun Texas
John’s Run/Walk Shop
Keystone Running Store
Lucky Road
Manhattan Running Company
Marathon Sports
Mill City Running
Naperville Running Company
North Wales Running Company
Pacers Running
Palmetto Running Company
Performance Running Outfitters
Red Coyote Running and Fitness
Ridgefield Running Company
Run For Your Life
Run Hub Northwest
Runner’s Den
Runners Edge – MT
Running Etc.
Running Lab
Running Niche
Running Wild
Rush Running Company
St. Pete Running Company
The Running Well Store
Tortoise and Hare Sports
Track Shack
Up and Running in Dayton
Varsity Sports
Whirlaway Sports
Xtra Mile Running


  • Any run specialty retail store in the US is eligible.
  • All industry professionals, brands, and retail customers are welcome to nominate one store that best serves their customers and community.


  • Nominations Deadline: March 24, 2021
  • Winners notified: July 2021
  • December 2: Winners honored and Store of the Year announced at The Running Event

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