Road Runner Sports Absorbs Kelly’s Running Warehouse
October 19, 2022
After 19 Years, the Run Speciality Web Outlet Will Live Under Parent Company’s Brand
SAN DIEGO — October 19, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – After 19 years in independent operation, Kelly’s Running Warehouse will officially be absorbed by its parent company. Road Runner Sports, one of the largest running specialty retailers in the country, aims to streamline their operations by rebranding the discount outlet as Road Runner Sports Runner’s Outlet.
Founded in 2003, Kelly’s Running Warehouse served as the go-to website for discounted prices on high-end running shoes including Brooks, Asics, Hoka, Saucony, Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Reebok, and Altra. Over its lifespan, Kelly’s Running Warehouse sold over 50,000 pairs of shoes to runners of all levels —from casual exercisers to elite marathoners.
“We named Kelly’s Running Warehouse after my sister so it holds a special place in my heart,” said Michael Gotfredson, President of Road Runner Sports. “For nearly 20 years, it was the best place to find incredible prices on running shoes. Now is the right time to bring it into the Road Runner Sports fold.”
Since 1983, Road Runner Sports has focused on making customers feel like they’re part of the family. It offers a vast array of running shoes, accessories, and apparel. To date, it has fit over 39 million running shoes and given over $10 million to communities across America through shoe donations, high school team sponsorships, and support for disabled athletes.. The company’s portfolio includes 44 brick and mortar stores in 12 states and an ecommerce site. Kelly’s Running Warehouse now officially reroutes to Road Runner Sports Runner’s Outlet.
About Road Runner Sports
Road Runner Sports was founded in 1983 by Chief Runner Mike Gotfredson Sr. Fueled by a love of health and fitness, the Chief Runner brought Road Runner Sports to life in a San Diego garage. Road Runner Sports has grown to become one of the leading national retailers of running gear with over 40 stores in 12 states. For more information, visit roadrunnersports.com.