After making the difficult decision to postpone the Best Running Stores event, originally scheduled for May, due to the magnitude of the public health and safety issues posed by COVID-19, Diversified Communications, publisher of Running Insight and organizer of The Running Event and The Best Running Stores, sent an open letter to the run specialty business detailing the changes in the Best Running Stores event for 2020.

“We sincerely appreciate your patience as we worked toward the best solution possible and we are happy to announce that the celebration of the Best Running Stores will be taking place at The Running Event, which will be held December 1-3, 2020. We will provide additional details about this as we get closer to The Running Event.

“We will announce the winning stores later this spring, on May 18 at 12 p.m. EST via video on and on our Best Running Stores social media channels.

“As always, your health and safety continue to be our top priority and in the coming weeks and months we will be closely following CDC safety guidelines for gatherings and will act accordingly. Please look for important follow-up communications from Diversified with all the exciting details on how we will honor and integrate the Best Running Stores into The Running Event.

“We send heartfelt thoughts to those who are affected by COVID-19. We cannot wait to get this resilient and supportive community back together again and will share updates as soon as we have them.”


The Best Running Stores Team