///Texas Running Specialty Stores iRun, Luke’s Locker Named Top 50 in US

Texas Running Specialty Stores iRun, Luke’s Locker Named Top 50 in US

Competitor Magazine recently released their annual “50 Best Running Stores in America” and two from Texas made the cut. Luke’s Locker – based out of Dallas but now with 10 locations including two in Austin – was named for the fourth year in a row to the prestigious list. iRun is formerly RunOn! but the brand was sold in 2012, necessitating a name change. RunOn! was a mainstay amongst top retailers dating back to 2010.

Four finalists are in the running for top store of the year – Columbus Running Company (Dublin and Columbus, Ohio), Fleet Feet Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland) Running Central (Peoria, Illinois), Track Shack (Orlando, Florida). The winner will be announced on December 4th at the Running Event in Austin, Texas.

Per Competitor’s site:

The best running stores in the U.S. offer an exemplary customer experience service for every type of runner, organize training programs, group runs and local races, and provide knowledge and insights about the latest trends, the newest gear, proper running form, local trails and injury prevention. In other words, it’s much more about spreading the joy and passion of running than it is about selling new shoes and gear, they create an ideal customer centric experience, customers say that they are feel treated like a person instead of a being treated like a money-bag.

Every year, Competitor magazine partners with Running Insight trade magazine to identify the 50 Best Running Stores in America. It starts with readers nominating their favorite shops on Competitor.com. Then there is a rigorous evaluation process, which includes runner nominations, mystery shopping to assess customer service, credit ratings from vendors, and assessments about local programs and community commitment.

Have you visited any of these stores outside of Texas?

– Fleet Feet Huntsville, Huntsville

– Skinny Raven, Anchorage

– Rush Running Company, Bentonville

– Fleet Feet Tucson, Tucson
– Sole Sports, Tempe
– Tortoise & Hare Sports, Glendale

– Sole 2 Soul, Visalia

– Fit Niche, Lakeland
– Fleet Feet Stuart, Stuart
– Jacksonville Running Company, Jacksonville
– Running Zone, Melbourne
– St. Petersburg Running Company, St. Petersburg
– Track Shack, Orlando

– Big Peach Running Company, Atlanta
– Classic City Running, Buford
– West Stride, Atlanta

– Schu’s Idaho Running Company, Boise

– Dick Pond Athletics, Schaumburg
– Fleet Feet Chicago, Chicago
– Geneva Running Outfitters, Geneva
– Naperville Running Company, Naperville
– Running Central, Peoria

– Fleet Feet Schererville, Schererville
– Runner’s Forum, Indianapolis
– Three Rivers Running, Fort Wayne
– Tri-N-Run, Lafayette

– Tri State Running, Edgewood

– Sports Spectrum, Shreveport

– Maine Running Company, Portland

– Charm City Run, Timonium
– Fleet Feet Baltimore, Baltimore

– Whirlaway Sports, Methuen

– Playmakers, Okemos

– Big River Running Company, St. Louis
– The Running Well Store, Kansas City
– Ultra Max, Columbia

– Runner’s Edge, Missoula

– Red Dirt Running, Omaha

New Hampshire
– Runner’s Alley, Portsmouth

New Mexico
– Bosque Running, Albuquerque

New York
– Fleet Feet Rochester, Rochester
– Fleet Feet Syracuse, East Syracuse

North Carolina
– Charlotte Running Co, Charlotte

– Columbus Running Company, Dublin
– Vertical Runner, Hudson

– Red Coyote Running, Oklahoma City

– Emmaus Run Inn, Emmaus

Rhode Island
– Rhode Runner, Providence

– Fleet Feet Brentwood, Brentwood

– IRun Texas, San Antonio
– Luke’s Locker, Dallas

– Salt Lake Running, Salt Lake City

– Pacers, Arlington

– Performance Running Outfitters, Brookfield

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