Road Runner Sports - Sporting goods retailer with an eye for shoes
Road Runner Sports
Road Runner Sports is a sporting goods retailer which specializes in running and walking apparel, shoes, and accessories for men and women. Whether you’re a running amateur or a seasoned marathoner, proper shoes and apparel are always key. Good news is, Road Runner Sports has got your covered with choices from tops brands like asics, Nike, adidas, Reebok and New Balance. From sports bras, tights and capris for the ladies, to tops, shorts and pants for men, tons of apparel choices are available for whatever sport you’re into. Options are also aplenty for customers into specific hobbies like cross training, trail running, golf and cycling, as well as much-needed accessories like socks, insoles, water bottles and headwear. Road Runner Sports also carries nutritional items such as bars, drinks and supplements, and fitness trackers like GPS watches and heart rate monitors to round out any athletic regimen.
Road Runner Sports - From a garage business to coast-to-coast operation
The Road Runner Sports story starts in one man’s garage. That man is Michael Gotfredson, who started his shoe business from his Del Mar, CA garage. With no computers or inventory tools at the time, Mike G singlehandedly took Road Runner Sports’ first seven orders on that inaugural business day in September 1983 - handwritten order forms, mailing labels and all. He simply wanted to provide reasonably-priced quality athletic products, and this concept and his dedication certainly paid off. Today, Road Runner Sports has 30 stores across 11 states - from California to New Jersey, employing over 900 workers.