Phone: (309) 676-6378  |  Hours: M-F 10am-7pm  |  Sat 9am-6pm

about us
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More than Running

We are so much more than “just a running store.” So, please do not be confused by our name and think to yourself, “Well, I am not a runner, so why would I shop at a store called Running Central?” At Running Central, we are committed to helping improve our customer’s experience in this journey called life, one step at a time.

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focus on you

This mission transcends “running” and focuses on addressing individualized needs by offering solutions that improve your personal comfort in your daily activity. So whether you are a mother, father, grandparent, or a walker, runner, or fitness enthusiast, know that we exist, first and foremost, as a solution center. 

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we care

When you come into Running Central our team will greet you with kindness, care, concern, and compassion. We will take the time to thoughtfully engage with you to uncover your needs. Then with our team’s extensive knowledge of all the products offered inside our store, we will softly lay solutions at your feet.


Know that we regard our customers as members of our extended family; we value and appreciate all of you! When the day is done, all we want to do is help you enjoy the most out of life. Remember, your family at Running Central is a resource of knowledge, passion, support, and enthusiasm. We are here for YOU!!!

It is a privilege and honor for us at Running Central to serve the community of Greater Peoria and Central Illinois. Many thanks to all those who have supported us over the past four decades; we are humbled and truly grateful!