Athletic Annex

Everyone Matters


  • 1411 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260, (317) 872-0000
  • 6528 Cornell Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220, (317) 253-1792 

Meet Athletic Annex owner, Bob Kennedy. If you know just a little bit about America’s all-time best distance runners, Bob can be found near the top of that list. With professional running behind him, Bob and his staff now have a new agenda and that agenda is to serve the runners of the Indianapolis area, and beyond. “I founded and owned a competing running store in Indianapolis from 2000 – 2012. After selling that business I realized how much I missed being involved in the Indianapolis running community and when the opportunity to buy into Athletic Annex presented itself, I jumped at it”. Founded in 1983, Athletic Annex is one of America’s iconic running store brands. Through more than three decades of footwear changes, running and walking participation growth and general retail evolution, Athletic Annex has consistently focused on one thing… delivering an exceptional experience to everyone who comes through their doors.

The "Annex House" on Cornell Ave is the Athletic Annex's newest location. The location offers a vibrant and unique experience for runners and visitors.

“At Athletic Annex, we boil everything down to one simple mantra… help every single person feel better about their personal goals, concerns and generally themselves when they leave our store compared to when they arrived. When we focus on this simple result everybody wins!” – Owner, Bob Kennedy

The “Annex” serves up a variety of community events and also welcomes every runner as a member of their family. From training groups to weekly runs, Athletic Annex keeps their doors open year-round giving their customers a chance to test new product, meet new runners and ultimately an outlet to help others get one step closer to their goals. If you pass through Indianapolis, visit one of their two locations – the atmosphere and their dedication to service is unparalleled.

Smiling faces at the Ride 9 Demo Run.Relay race along the Monon Trail.Free tee’s during the EVERUN Launch.RunPop Relays Event.Cold popsicles on a hot day.

Staff Kick Picks

Gareth wearing the freaky fast Ride 9 on Halloween.Staff loving Life on the Run apparel.Lindsey rocking the Triumph ISO 2


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  • Ft. Benjamin Harrison State Park – 6000 N. Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216

Post-run in Town

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Saucony Squad

  • Shadow Rep – Trey Beckett
  • Sales Rep – Mark Price


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By: Trey Beckett, Saucony Shadow Rep