SOURCE: Road Runner Sports

Road Runner Sports

April 04, 2011 08:00 ET

Road Runner Sports Premieres Grand Opening of Our Newest Store in Carlsbad, CA

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - Get ready to party! Join Road Runner Sports for a Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at their newest retail store in Carlsbad, California, north coastal San Diego. At over 4,800 square feet, this brand new location will offer 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."

The Grand Opening Celebration at the Carlsbad Road Runner Sports store will offer tons of fun events and activities, including free sports nutrition samples, free raffles for top branded running shoes and a chance to win the grand prize -- a $500 shopping spree! Knowledgeable staff will be on hand offering women informative sports bra clinics, explaining the health benefits of properly fitting apparel and helping customers find their perfect-fitting sports bra. Popular sports brands, local gyms, sports fitness services and massage booths will be set up for guests to browse. Plus early bird runners and walkers can join Road Runner Sports at 7:00 am for a morning run with like-minded athletes.

As an added bonus, all Road Runner Sports VIP Club members will receive a special VIP double discount all weekend long. All guests will have the chance to become a VIP the day of the event.

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 new Carlsbad Road Runner Sports store is located at Carlsbad Paseo, 5617 Paseo del Norte Unit 100, Carlsbad, CA 92008. For questions about the Grand Opening, call 800.662.8896.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tara Sterger
    5549 Copley Drive
    San Diego, CA 92111
    858-974-4243
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