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Fitness-focused fashion gains momentum

Fitness-focused fashion gains momentum Practically everybody in the fashion business is trying to get in on the active wear trend, as “Athleisure,” clothing fit for athletic or casual wear, is becoming more popular. Vinita Nair reports. See more from CBS News

September 8, 2014 | View More »

Running Central in Running Insight as Spotlight article

Check out the August issue of Running Insight. We are pleased with the spotlight article they produced on our new store!

August 18, 2014 | View More »

Will it Play in Peoria?

Will it Play in Peoria? Back in the 1920s and 1930s, Peoria, IL, a central Illinois city located about halfway between Chicago and St. Louis, was a prominent stop for vaudeville acts. Given Peoria’s location in Middle America and its melting pot demographics, a show that succeeded in Peoria, producers and performers calculated, would work […]

August 15, 2014 | View More »

Running Central Largest Independent Running Store

Running Central Largest Independent Running Store The Peoria riverfront is off and running. With its recent move to the former site of the Illinois Antique Center at 311 SW Water St., Running Central opened as the nation’s largest independently-owned running shoe store, said co-owner Adam White. “That’s in terms of our (20,000 square-foot) footprint — not […]

July 29, 2014 | View More »

Grand Opening – Ribbon Cutting Gallery

View images from our ribbon cutting and grand opening.

July 22, 2014 | View More »

Store Details Gallery

View images from our brand new store in downtown Peoria!

July 22, 2014 | View More »

VIP Night Gallery

Check out the photos from our VIP Night at Running Central.

July 22, 2014 | View More »

Running Central Opens in Peoria’s Warehouse District

Running Central Opens in Peoria’s Warehouse District A well-known retail business opened its doors in Peoria’s Warehouse District Tuesday. Running Central re-located from its Peoria Heights location to 311 Water Street.  The specialty running store originally opened on Main Street in Peoria six years ago, but moved to Peoria Heights in 2011 to expand.  Owner […]

July 15, 2014 | View More »
Adam & Marie White

Pace Yourself – A Peoria Life Interview with Adam & Marie

The move from Main Street to Peoria Heights focused on offering programming which has been extremely successful for Running Central. Likewise, the move from Peoria Heights to Water Street will expand on that programming. Running Central will expand its partnerships with professionals that augment the experience including yoga, a wellness center, visiting professionals, and a variety of coaching and running clinics.

July 10, 2014 | View More »

New Running Central to Open – Living Well

The historic Peoria business Running Central is preparing to open the doors of its new location. The new shop, located at 311 Water Street in the Warehouse District, offers 20,000 square feet of expanded opportunities. The site will include an indoor running track; kids programming; and showers, as well as more retail. You can check out the new location on Tuesday, July 15th. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10:30am.

July 10, 2014 | View More »