Terra Running Company recipient of 2019 Best Running Stores in America Award

Posted 6/1/19

Cleveland-based Terra Running Company, owned by Brittany and David Durkin, was announced as a "2019 Best Running Store in America" on May 22, at the Best Running Stores Awards ceremony, hosted at an industry trade show in Tucson, Arizona.

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Terra Running Company recipient of 2019 Best Running Stores in America Award

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Cleveland-based Terra Running Company, owned by Brittany and David Durkin, was announced as a "2019 Best Running Store in America" on May 22, at the Best Running Stores Awards ceremony, hosted at an industry trade show in Tucson, Arizona.

“None of this could be possible without our wonderful customers, our amazing staff and the entire Cleveland running community,” expressed Terra Running Company co-owner Brittany Durkin.

The 2019 Best Running Store in America distinction is awarded to 60 of the top running specialty stores annually.

“This is our third year of business and the first year we have won the award,” stated Durkin. “The only other Tennessee store to win this award is from Nashville.”
 
The "2019 Best Running Store in America" award is based on community nominations, vendor recommendations, an owner questionnaire and community involvement.

“About 100 stores are secretly shopped, looking for specific customer service and fitting requirements,” explained Durkin. “Resulting in the top 60 stores being the recipient of this prestigious award.”

Award nominator Alexandra Seward stated, "Terra Running Company is one of the best running stores in America because they truly help you achieve greatness in running. I am a new runner and was really intimidated to go into running stores. Terra welcomed me in with open arms when I needed matching to shoes, and now I am friends with almost everyone who works there, including the owners.”

Seward added, “Terra Running Company works with excellence and encourages their community. They make it a point to know everyone's name that walks through the door and work hard to make Cleveland safe for all runners, new and old.”

The Durkins have spent a lifetime working running into their daily lives and are now sharing that experience locally with the residents of Cleveland, Bradley County and the Ocoee Region.  

Community is important to the Durkins, who serve on community boards including the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the retail store, Terra Running Company helps dozens of local organizations coordinate races event timing and management services, such as the annual Cleveland Half Marathon, Tall Betsy 6K and Terra Trail Half Marathon, Bear Claw Trail Race and the Cleveland Thanksgiving Day 5K.

“We will continue to do everything in our power to live up to this prestigious award, and remain your destination for all things running,” shared Durkin.

For more information about Terra Running Company visit, www.terrarunning.com

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