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Road Runner Sports

March 19, 2013 14:29 ET

Road Runner Sports Opens a New Running & Walking Store in Kildeer, IL

KILDEER, IL--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - Get ready to party! Join Road Runner Sports, your new running and walking specialty store in Kildeer, for a weekend of fun! You won't believe it, but we'll be celebrating the 29th Road Runner Sports store opening nationwide and the third store opening in Illinois. The Grand Opening festivities will kick-off Friday, March 22nd with a VIP exclusive event, sponsored by Mizuno, and continue through Sunday, March 24th.

Guests will have the chance to experience Shoe Dog, a thorough and interactive foot and gait analysis process exclusive to Road Runner Sports. Our Friendly Fit Experts will guide you through four speedy steps to find your guaranteed perfect fit in just 12 minutes. Shoe Dog eliminates the guess work and helps customers find that ever-elusive, perfect-fitting running or walking shoe according to their one-of-a-kind run style and foot shape.

"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, Road Runner Sports Chief Runner. "Nobody else has a process that comes close to being as fun or powerful in creating a wow! experience for runners and walkers."

Friday, March 22nd: VIP Family Exclusive Event, sponsored by Mizuno, 5 - 8 p.m.
VIP Family Members kick off the event at 5:00 p.m., and then enjoy an entertaining evening of shopping with music, food, raffles, clinics and gifts. Plus, VIP Family Members save 20 percent on everything in store! This "invite-only" event is sure to make members of Road Runner Sports' VIP Family feel very special. To RSVP, visit CLICK HERE.

Saturday, March 23rd: Grand Opening Celebration, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Don't miss this exciting, FREE event that kicks off at 9am - 10am with a FUN FAMILY FITNESS CLASS open to all levels and ages. Participants will break a sweat as they conquer fun challenges, fuel up with free breakfast snacks and win prizes in partnership with Elite Athletic Development. CLICK HERE to register.

Then starting at 10am, representatives from the top sports brands as well as local businesses will be on hand dishing out free samples and information while Road Runner Sports treats guests to free nutrition samples, free raffles with a grand prize of a $500 shopping spree, plus informative clinics and personalized fittings for shoes, custom insoles and sports bras for women. Road Runner Sports' VIP Family members save 20 percent on everything in store through Sunday, March 24th.

Based in San Diego, Calif., Road Runner Sports began in 1983 as a catalog, direct mail 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 more than 754 employees across the U.S.

Gotfredson explained that what makes Road Runner Sports unique amongst other sports retailers is our focus on creating the best possible customer experience.

"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," he said.

The new Road Runner Sports Kildeer store is located at the Kildeer Marketplace at 20291 North Rand Road Kildeer, IL, next to the new Whole Foods. For questions regarding the Grand Opening, call 847-719-8949.

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