Northshore’s Oldest Running Store to Celebrate 24th Year in New Location


The Runner’s Edge in Wilmette has been a successful family-owned running store since 1992, and to celebrate its history, the 24-year-old company is moving to one of the oldest shopping centers in the United States.

At the end of October, consumers can find all of their favorite running and biking necessities at the new Wilmette location of The Runner’s Edge in Plazo Del Lago, located at 1515 Sheridan Road. A grand opening weekend will take place in the new store in early November, with raffle prize giveaways and various running activities.

“It’s an exciting move for us to a great, well know location in the Northshore where many of our customers already run and bike by all year long,” Bob Klein, who owns The Runner’s Edge with his partner Nancy Schultz, says in a press release.

“Plus, we have Higher Gear Bike shop in the center that allows their customers and our customers the chance to make one stop for running, swimming, cycling and multi-sport gear.”

The Runner’s Edge can also be found in Libertyville and Chicago.

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Holly's running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run several shorter distance races and two half marathons. Her goal for 2017 is to try a triathlon, and eventually do the Chicago Marathon. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism. Working at Chicago Athlete, Holly has been able to explore photography a lot more, which is one of her main hobbies. She enjoys taking photos at endurance races, and is also passionate about nature photography and portraiture.


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