KEEP MONEY LOCAL. For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $73 remains in the local economy, and $27 leaves. Compare that to the same $100 spent at a non-locally owned business, where $43 remains in the local economy and $57 leaves.
PERSONAL CONNECTION. Your neighbors, friends and family run your local businesses. We take the time to know our local customers for a more personal connection. Running Wild has been locally owned and operated since 1991 and is the only true locally owned running store in the Quad Cities Area. Local business pay both local and state taxes to benefit our community.
BETTER SERVICE. Local business owners do what they do because they are passionate about their products and typically take more time to get to know their customers. We’ll often go the extra mile to help you and to ensure you’re a satisfied customer. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff has helped thousands of runners and walkers get the correct shoe for their specific needs.
SUPPORT FUTURE GROWTH. Studies show that nonprofits receive 250 percent more support from small businesses than large ones. Shopping locally is the best way to show pride in the Quad Cities and help protect the businesses that make our city unique. Running Wild donates time, resources and money to local charities. We work to organize, sponsor, support and volunteer at dozens of local events each year.
PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE. Running Wild provides local full and part time jobs for employees with more specific product knowledge for better customer service. Shopping at a local store means you can get an expert opinion about the products that you’re purchasing. We proudly offer the region’s largest selection of the best running and walking footwear, apparel and accessories.