Runners High Recognized as one of Top 50 Running Stores in U.S., release, note by Larry Eder



Mark & Teresa Rouse, owners of Runners High 'n Tri receive their award, courtesy of Formula 4 Media

What a difference four years make! The Top 50 award was started four years ago at the premier Running Event. Like the show, the award has continued to grow and recognize the best of the best in specialty running stores, which are the present and future of our sport! Congrats to all fifty stores in the 2009 list and a tip of the hat to the Rouse's, who exemplify the quality in our business!

Runners High ‘n Tri Named Top 50 Best Running Stores in America
Competitor Magazine Honors Runners High ‘n Tri


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., (November 12, 2009) – With countless running stores across the United States, Runners High ‘n Tri is honored to be named one of the top 50 best running stores in America. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony organized by Competitor magazine on Nov. 11, 2009 during The Running Event, the largest convention for running specialty stores held in Austin, Texas.

The nomination and voting was handled wholly independent of Competitor magazine and was coordinated by Formula4Media, which provides market research and analysis in the sports retail industry. The evaluation consisted of a year-long evaluation, including “secret shopping,” customer feedback and vendor relations.

“We’re honored to be part of the top running specialty stores and certainly in great company,” said Mark Rouse, co-owner of Runners High ‘n Tri and 13-time Ironman finisher. “I appreciate our loyal customers, who provide great support and energy at Runners High ‘n Tri.”

In Illinois, only two other retailers were named – Fleet Feet Chicago and Naperville Running Company.

More about Runners High ‘n Tri
Runners High ‘n Tri is a complete triathlon and running store in downtown Arlington Heights, Ill. The owners are experienced and avid fitness experts with countless marathons and Ironman races under their belts. With 18 years of experience in fitting shoes, the team at Runners High ‘n Tri will ensure the best fitting shoe for the customer’s training style. The store carries a wide variety of top brands of shoes, apparel, wetsuits and triathlon gear. To learn more about Runners High ‘n Tri, please visit or stop in the store at 121 W. Campbell Street in Arlington Heights.

For more information on Runner's High 'n Tri, please contact [email protected]

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