“Runnr has been an one-stop shop for all the Runner’s and Multisports athletes needs from shoes, apparel, accessories and up to race nutrition. The great part about Runnr is that they understand the products they offer and patronizes it themselves in achieving their own athletic goals. The fitness phenomenon has taken over with this growth comes the Most Outstanding Filipino Retailer of the Year for the Runnr Brand. Congratulations Runnr!!!”
I started running mid 2010 and Runnr was about a year old by then and they had everything a runner would need. As years went on, I also evolved as an athlete to take on longer distances and multisports and still Runnr was a reliable source of all my training and racing needs. Over the past few years also, we can see the technology has evolve in terms of footwear, gears, accessories, etc and Runnr was in the forefront bringing in new brands and technology that could help people like me in my fitness lifestyle. Runnr has evolved through time and that’s a sign or a good retailer – always on the look out for technology and always on the lookout for the needs of their market. They understand the market as they are also part of the market involve in several sports and fitness endeavor.
RUNNR, the running store for runners by runners, was recently awarded as the “Most Outstanding Filipino Retailer of the Year” for the Specialty Retail category by the Philippine Retailer’s Association (PRA). PRA is the national organization of retailers, suppliers, and mall developers and operators in the country. With more than 300 member companies representing more than 700 store brands, and over 10,000 outlets, the Philippine Retailers Association is the “pulse and voice” of the Philippine Retail Industry.
Criteria for judging in the PRA awards include the retailer’s marketing, operations, sales, environmental orientation, and overall reputation. “To be awarded by the Philippine Retailers Association is an honor for everyone who makes RUNNR what it is today”, says Toby Claudio, President of the Quorum Group of Companies which operates the RUNNR retail chain.
“When we opened RUNNR in 2009, we always envisioned it to be the best running store in the country”, he explains. “From our product lineup, to our custom fitting service, to our store specialists’ expertise, RUNNR is really meant help everyone enjoy the sport of running”, says Toby. With the continuing growth of the fitness lifestyle in the Philippines, and running and multisports in particular, the concurrent growth of RUNNR and its recognition by the PRA provides further impetus for the brand to keep innovating and providing the highest level of service.
To date RUNNR has also received other recognition such as being named the “2010 Store of the Year” at the Ayala Malls Merchant Awards, and was previously ranked as the “#1 Running Store in Manila” by Spot.ph in 2009.
RUNNR’s first branch opened in 2009 at Bonifacio High Street. Since then it has opened three more outlets in TriNoMa, Alabang Town Center, and Ayala Center Cebu. RUNNR corners are also located in Toby’s Sports outlets in SM Small of Asia, The Block, Glorietta 2, Shangri-La Plaza, Abreeza Davao, and Limketkai Mall Cagayan de Oro.
The store provides free video gait analysis to determine the optimal shoe type for the customer, and the Sales Associate then recommends several corresponding brands and models to choose from. Besides offering practically every running shoe brand and model in the market today, RUNNR also offers custom insoles, apparel, and numerous accessories and race nutrition options. Their running consultants also offer advice on proper running form, training and injury prevention.
RUNNR is the first and only specialty store of its kind with all manner of runners in mind. RUNNR offers the best running gear from all the top brands such as Brooks, Nike, Adidas, Asics, Fuelbelt, CW-X, Polar, TYR and many more. It is also the first to launch the revolutionary line of Newton Running Shoes and CW-X compression apparel in the country.
RUNNR features an exclusive Footworx Fitting process, a combination of three, state-of-the-art technologies: Footprint Scanning, High-Speed Video Gait Analysis, and the Custom Insole Molding. The store is the first and only store in the country (and possibly the world) to offer all three technologies under one roof.
For more information, log onto www.runnr.com.ph.