SOURCE: Road Runner Sports

Road Runner Sports

August 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Road Runner Sports Celebrates 5 Years With a New Look to the Store in San Carlos, CA

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2011) - Get ready to party! Join Road Runner Sports for a weekend of fun celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of your San Carlos, CA retail store. Kick off the fun Thursday, August 18 with a pre-event party and continue the celebration through Sunday, August 21st. This freshly revamped location will make it even easier to shop the area's largest-ever selection of running, walking and fitness gear.

Road Runner Sports guests will have the chance to experience Shoe Dog, a thorough and interactive foot analysis process. Through the dynamic, touch-screen video program Shoe Dog eliminates the guess work and helps customers find that ever-elusive, perfect-fitting running or walking shoe. "This is the most advanced shoe-fitting program out there. The Shoe Dog process makes it incredibly easy and fun to find your perfect-fitting shoe," said Mike Gotfredson, owner of Road Runner Sports. "Nobody else has a process that comes close to being as fun or powerful in creating a 'WOW' experience for runners and walkers."

Four days of fun are planned for the Grand Re-Opening Celebration at the San Carlos Road Runner Sports store. Start the weekend off right with the 3rd Thursday Adventure Run from 5pm - 8pm. At this free event, participants will run to checkpoints for raffle tickets and return to win $1,000 in prizes. Runners/walkers will also enjoy après-party music, beer, and more.

The fun continues on Friday, August 19th with an exclusive VIP Family! member event. Road Runner Sports is partnering with Saucony, a top branded manufacturer of running and walking shoes, whose mission is to exist for runners who inspire, bring new ideas and force Saucony to be the best they can be. The VIP-only Gala from 5pm - 8pm will include a guest appearance from world-renowned Ironman athlete Meredith Kessler. VIPs can also take part in a fun run starting at 5:30pm. Keep the party going throughout the evening with great music, food, raffles, clinics, VIP discounts and free VIP gift bags. This invite-only event is sure to make members of Road Runner Sports' VIP Family! feel very special.

Finally, the weekend tops off with an exciting Vendor Fair open to all. Road Runner Sports will treat guests to free sports nutrition samples and free raffles for top branded running shoes with a grand prize of a $500 shopping spree. Women will enjoy informative sports bra clinics to explain the health benefits of properly fitting apparel and help them find their perfect-fitting sports bra. The event will host expo booths from popular sports brands, as well as local gyms, sports fitness services and massages.

Members of Road Runner Sports' VIP Club will enjoy a special VIP double discount of 20% savings all weekend long.

Based in San Diego, California, Road Runner Sports was established in 1983 as a catalog company in owner Mike Gotfredson's garage. Despite such modest beginnings, Road Runner Sports has become the world's largest running and walking store today, employing over 600 employees across the U.S.

Gotfredson explains that what makes Road Runner Sports unique among other sports retailers is their focus on creating the best possible customer experience. He said, "Yes, we have the best selection. Yes, we have the best prices. But, what really sets us apart is customer service that truly makes each guest feel cared for and special."

The freshly updated San Carlos Road Runner Sports store is located at 1125 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA 94070. For questions about the Grand Re-Opening, call 800.662.8896

To RSVP for the exclusive VIP event Friday August, 18 email:

Contact Information

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    Tara Sterger
    5549 Copley Drive
    San Diego, CA 92111
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