November 29 - December 1, 2022    •    Austin Convention Center    •    Austin, TX

Best Running Stores of 2022

Celebrating Run Specialty's All-Stars

On December 1, the Best Running Stores of 2022 awards ceremony will cap off three days of learning, networking, and business at #TRE22 with a celebration worthy of America’s top run specialty retailers.

Congratulations to the Best Running Store of 2022: 

Ridgefield Running!

Watch the video to see all of this year’s winners.
Christina Henderson
“The 2022 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 growing the run specialty industry.”
Christina Henderson, Event Director
2022 Best Running Stores List
1st Place Sports
A Runner’s Mind
A Snail’s Pace
Bull City Running Company
Charlotte Running Company
Charm City Run
Confluence Running
Dick Pond Athletics
Fleet Feet Chicago
Fleet Feet Davenport
Fleet Feet Fort Wayne
Fleet Feet Hartford
Fleet Feet Lexington
Fleet Feet Louisville
Fleet Feet Montclair
Fleet Feet Nashville
Fleet Feet PNW
Fleet Feet Richmond
Fleet Feet Rochester
Fleet Feet West Reading
Gazelle Sports
Georgia Game Changers Running Company
Get Fit
Irun Texas
Kelley’s Pace
Lucky Road
Mill City Running
Naperville Running
Pacers Running
Palmetto  Running Company
Philadelphia Runner
Point 2 Running Company
Potomac River Running
Pro Bike + Run
Red Coyote Running and Fitness
Ridgefield Running Company
Run Hub Northwest
Runner’s Edge MT
Runner’s Edge NY
Runners Forum
Running Company of Haddonfield
Running Etc
Running Lab
Running Niche
Running Soles
Running Zone
Rush Running
Salt Lake Running Company
Shu’s Idaho Running Company
Skinny Raven Sports
St Pete Running Company
Terra Running
The Running Well Store
Tortoise & Hare Sports
Ultra Running Company
Up and Running in Dayton
Xtra Mile Running


  • Nominated stores underwent a rigorous evaluation process. Review the 2022 secret shop criteria here.
  • Winning stores were announced at the end of July.
  • The Store of the Year is revealed live at a lively celebration hosted by The Running Event.


  • Nominations Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Winners notified: July 29, 2022
  • December 1: Winners honored and Store of the Year announced at The Running Event


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

Secret Shopping Performed by:

Thank you to the 2022 Best Running Stores Sponsors!

Have questions? Email Attendee Relations Coordinator Hannah Schnyder for help.

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