the running central mission
Through the highest level of customer service and expertise, we strive to provide our customers with the proper footwear and apparel allowing each individual to experience the highest level of comfort and enjoyment in this journey called life, one step at a time.
From your head to your toes, Running Central knows!
We offer solutions that improve your personal comfort in your daily activity. So whether you are a mother, father, grandparent, walker, runner, or fitness enthusiast, know that we exist, first and foremost, as a solution center.
Central Illinois’ favorite St. Paddy’s themed 5K and party! Join us for the 5K and stay for the post-race party with LIVE Irish music, food, green drinks, and a shamROCKIN’ good time!
detweiller at dark
Over 1000 Runners and 135,000 watts of power make Detweiller at Dark one of the most unique XC events in the country! It all goes down at the historic Detweiller Park!
Whiskeydaddle is your premiere Midwest racing event. From a Boston-qualifying marathon to a downtown flat and fast 5k, there is a race distance for everyone!
That’s right, the Chocolate Turkey 3 Miler is on Thanksgiving Day and all race participants will get a chocolate turkey, limited edition race shirt, and best of all – chocolate goodies!