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Portland, Maine (September 19, 2019) – The Best Running Stores, which is organized by Diversified Communications, producers of The Running Event and Running Insight and has ranked the top 50 running stores in the U.S. since 2008, is excited to announce that next year’s event will be held in Stone Mountain, Georgia at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott from May 17-19, 2020. The Best Running Stores annually recognizes and celebrates the top specialty running stores based on overall quality, in-store experience and involvement in the community.
“The Best Running Stores event was a great experience and is becoming a can’t-miss event in our industry,” says Anders Brooker, manager of Runners Edge in Missoula, MT and the winner of The Running Event’s 2019 Store of the Year award. “Not only were the best stores in the country recognized for their hard work and commitment to their local communities, but the time with vendors, retailers and industry experts was highly valuable. The format of the event allowed us to not only learn from each other but spend some great time with other stores from around the country “
The 2020 Best Running Stores event will take place over two days at a beautiful venue that offers a premier backdrop for meet and greets, morning runs, industry insights and trend overviews, retail/ vendor meetings, interviews with the top four stores and so much more. Additionally, sponsor brands are invited to participate and benefit from a hosted buyer event concept and receive their schedule of meetings prior to the event, giving them the opportunity to meet with each of the winning stores over two days.
Nominations for The Best Running Stores in America open in January. In order to be considered for the annual award, customers must first nominate their store of choice. The Best Running Stores then delivers a rigorous evaluation process, which includes testimonials, community involvement, employee benefits, charitable impact and even a secret shopper process to assess customer service.
Award-winning stores will receive three complimentary nights at the stunning Atlanta Evergreen Marriott, two full days of face-to-face meetings with product presentations from brands in all segments of the running industry, ample opportunity to share ideas, network and celebrate with peers and also gain recognition from the Best Running Stores media and event partners throughout 2020.
For more information about the 2020 event and nomination criteria, visit http://www.bestrunningstores.com updates.
About The Best Running Stores
The Best Running Stores has ranked the top 50 running stores in the U.S. since 2008 and is organized by Diversified Communications, producers of The Running Event and Running Insight. Visit http://www.bestrunningstores.com to learn more.