Running Zone Honored In Top 50 Stores In USA

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The 50 Best Running Stores In America For 2014

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The Running Zone in Melbourne, Florida has been selected among the 50 best running stores in the nation.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Running Zone in Melbourne, Florida has been selected among the 50 best running stores in the nation.

For the seventh consecutive year, Competitor magazine and Running Insight have joined forces to come up with the definitive list of the running stores that excel in customer service, shoe fitting, product knowledge and support of their local running communities.

There are a lot of great running shops across the country, but every year a select few stand out among the rest.

The best running stores in the U.S. offer exemplary customer 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.

Every year, Competitor magazine partners with Running Insight trade magazine to identify the 50 Best Running Stores in America.

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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.

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Here’s the entire list of the 50 Best Running Stores in the U.S. for 2014 based on 20 criteria, including retail environment, shoe-fitting, checkout process, credit worthiness and community service:

Alabama

– Fleet Feet Huntsville, Huntsville

Alaska
– Skinny Raven, Anchorage

Arkansas
– Rush Running Company, Bentonville

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

California
– Sole 2 Soul, Visalia

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

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

Idaho
– Schu’s Idaho Running Company, Boise

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

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

Kentucky
– Tri State Running, Edgewood

Louisiana
– Sports Spectrum, Shreveport

Maine
– Maine Running Company, Portland

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

Massachusetts
– Whirlaway Sports, Methuen

Michigan
– Playmakers, Okemos

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

Montana
– Runner’s Edge, Missoula

Nebraska
– 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

Ohio
– Columbus Running Company, Dublin
– Vertical Runner, Hudson

Oklahoma
– Red Coyote Running, Oklahoma City

Pennsylvania
– Emmaus Run Inn, Emmaus

Rhode Island
– Rhode Runner, Providence

Tennessee
– Fleet Feet Brentwood, Brentwood

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

Utah
– Salt Lake Running, Salt Lake City

Virginia
– Pacers, Arlington

Wisconsin
– Performance Running Outfitters, Brookfield

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