Running Zone Honored In Top 50 Stores In USA For Second Consecutive Year
By Space Coast Daily // December 10, 2015
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Running Zone in Melbourne, Florida has been selected among the 50 best running stores in the nation for the second year in a row.
For the eight 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.
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.
Here’s the entire list of the 50 Best Running Stores in the U.S. for 2015 based on 20 criteria, including retail environment, shoe-fitting, checkout process, credit worthiness and community service:
Fleet Feet Huntsville
Skinny Raven, Anchorage
Rush Running Co., Bentonville
Sole Sports, Tempe
A Runner’s Mind, San Francisco
A Snail’s Pace, Fountain Valley
Fleet Feet Aptos
1st Place Sports, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Running Co., Jacksonville
Running Zone, Melbourne
Runner’s Depot, Davie
Track Shack, Orlando
Big Peach Running Co., Atlanta
West Stride, Atlanta
Dick Pond Athletics, Schaumburg
Fleet Feet Chicago, Chicago
Naperville Running Co., Naperville
Running Central, Peoria
Fleet Feet Fort Wayne
Three Rivers Running, Fort Wayne
KC Running & Sports Medicine Store, Leawood
Fleet Feet Maine, Portland
Charm City Run, Maryland
Fleet Feet Baltimore
Marathon Sports, Boston
New England Running Co., Beverly
Whirlaway Sports, Methuen
Gazelle Sports, Kalamazoo
Fleet Feet Minneapolis
Mill City Running, Minneapolis
Big River Running, St. Louis
The Running Well Store, Kansas City
Runner’s Edge, Missoula
Haddonfield Running Co., Haddonfield
Fleet Feet Rochester
Fleet Feet Syracuse
Medved Running & Walking Outfitters, Rochester
Sayville Running Co., Sayville
Bull City Running Co., Durham
Run For Your Life, Charlotte
Columbus Running Co., Dublin
Second Sole, Akron
Up and Running, Dayton
Red Coyote Running and Fitness, Oklahoma City
Fleet Feet Mt. Pleasant
Fleet Feet Nashville
iRun Texas, San Antonio
Luke’s Locker, Dallas
Salt Lake Running Co.
Potomac River Running, Arlington
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