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About Us

Runnings' Story

For over 70 years, Runnings has proudly served customers with a wide selection of trusted brands, quality merchandise and hometown-friendly customer service.

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The Runnings story begins on December 5th, 1947, when founder Norman “Red” Running opened the first store in downtown Marshall, Minnesota. Runnings started as an automotive supply store and was deeply rooted in selling farm and fleet supplies until the late 80’s when additional product lines were added. And, as they say, the rest is history. In 1988, a group involving Dennis and Adele Reed purchased the company. Under the Reed’s leadership, Runnings has evolved to become a retail destination for high quality merchandise including clothing, footwear, automotive, sporting goods, farm supplies, lawn and garden, toys, housewares, tools, pet and animal supplies and more. In addition, over 35 stores sell firearms.

The number of stores serving the needs of our customers has changed as well. Runnings has grown from 8 stores in 2 states to 56 stores in 8 states including Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Montana, New York, New Hampshire and Connecticut . In 2014, the company began an expansion into the northeastern region of the U.S by opening stores in Canandaigua, Rome and Gloversville, New York. An additional 9 stores have since been added to help grow Runnings sales footprint across the northeast. In January of 2020, Runnings announced an agreement to purchase Campbell’s Supply Company. The acquisition includes 7 retail stores, distribution center and corporate office based in Sioux Falls, SD.

The company has undergone incredible change over the years, but one thing that will never be compromised is owner Dennis and Adele Reed’s commitment to serving the needs of our customers. When you visit a Runnings store, you’re shopping an extensive selection of thousands of everyday essentials, all built to last, and at a good value. And most importantly, we hire and train knowledgeable team members who are passionate about taking care of the customer with expert advice and hometown friendly customer service.

Shop any of our 56 stores or online at runnings.com. Click Here to find a store near you. We are Runnings, your home, farm and outdoor store!



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Our promise to our customer

Quality

Quality - We will only sell merchandise that meets the highest standards of quality - without deviation.

Value

Value - We will provide goods and service to our customers at a price considered fair and reasonable.

Selection

Selection - We will carry an extensive selection of products from the nation's most trusted brands. For whatever our customers need, they will find what they are looking for at their local Runnings store.

Service

Service - We will offer superior customer service, based on reliability, trust, respect, and friendliness. Our knowledgeable employees are committed to taking care of our customers.

Thank you for shopping with Runnings, your home, farm and outdoor store.