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Andrew Nelson Wins Main Street Mile

Andrew Nelson Wins Main Street Mile Things started going downhill pretty quickly for Andrew Nelson in the first Saturday morning edition of the Main Street Mile. That was a good thing for the former Syracuse University runner. The Geneva native ended up winning the race, which previously was held in the evening, by almost 20 […]

July 9, 2016 | View More »

Running Central to Host Honor Roll Meet

Running Central to Host Honor Roll Meet It’s official: The Honor Roll Meet will go on. The Journal Star has reached an agreement with ShaZam Racing and Running Central to direct and help promote the annual track and field meet, scheduled for May 24 at EastSide Centre in East Peoria. Not that the event faced […]

March 17, 2016 | View More »
50 Best Running Stores In America

50 Best Running Stores 2015

Every year Competitor magazine partners with Running Insight trade magazine to celebrate and identify these qualities in the 50 best running stores across the nation. The process begins with readers nominating their favorite shops on, followed by diligent evaluations executed by undercover shoppers. Running Central made the top 50 again. Check out who else is on the list!

November 24, 2015 | View More »

Thousands Gather for Peoria Marathon

Thousands Gather for Peoria Marathon Thousands of people were up before the sun Sunday morning to take part in a 26-mile race through the River City. People from all over the country gathered at Peoria’s Civic Center. That was the start, and finish line for the annual Peoria Marathon. And even though the temperatures were […]

October 18, 2015 | View More »

Running Central Hosts St. Jude Run

Running Central Hosts St. Jude Run Last year, Marie White watched teams running for St. Jude and knew she wanted Running Central to have its own satellite run. “I just loved the energy,” Marie said. After she spoke to Adam White, her husband who owns Running Central, and others, the run became a reality this year […]

August 1, 2015 | View More »

Central to Running

Central to running: Adam White The owner of Running Central has shaped his life around the sport and the people who make it special. His eyes light up and body language changes when talking about what makes runners a spectacular type of athlete. “Runners are a brilliant, brilliant group of human beings,” White said. “They are […]

July 20, 2015 | View More »
Mens Journal

Running Central – Men’s Journal 20 Best Gear Stores

Nestled amongst the cornfields of Peoria, Illinois is one of he biggest and best running stores in the world. And while the endless walls of shoes, spandex, and hydration packs are a huge draw, the service that Running Central provides is just as impressive. Along with killer customer service (like custom-fitting appointments), the store organizes training programs, group runs and local races, and provides knowledge about running form, local trails, and injury prevention.

May 12, 2015 | View More »
50 Best Running Stores In America

Top 50 Running Stores 2014 – Final 4

There are a lot of great running shops across the country, but every year a select few stand out among the rest. Running Central ranked in the final 4 this year. See who else made the list!

December 5, 2014 | View More »

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 »