Owner: Robert Smith
1440 4th Ave. Huntington, West Virginia 25701 / (304) 522-7867
Since the age of 12, Robert Smith has competed in various races and has experienced every high and low while being a runner. After college, Robert entered the real world and quickly realized that he didn’t want to leave running behind, so he opened the doors of Robert’s Running and Walking Shop in Huntington, West Virginia during November of 2006. It was a challenging time for the community while national statistics labeled the city of Huntington as the unhealthiest city in America which brought national attention. Robert was encouraged to make a difference and to give back to a city and community that had taught him so much. This November, Robert’s Running and Walking Shop will celebrate their 10th Anniversary and has no signs of slowing down!
“You’ll never regret making time for a run.” – Robert Smith
In 2010, Robert’s Running and Walking Shop opened their second location in Charleston, West Virginia and has become the regions source for running and walking needs. They were recently named one of the 50 Best Running Stores in in the US by Competitor Magazine in 2013. Along with serving the community through various store events, they also assist with the Marshall University Marathon, the Charleston Distance Run (America’s only 15-mile race) and a number of 5k and triathlon events. The store also provides training classes and programs for beginner runners and walkers.
STAFF KICK PICKS
Top 3 Runs
- Ritter Park – 1328 12th St, Huntington, WV 25701
- Barboursville Park – Co Rd 31/6, Barboursville, West Virginia 25504
- Kanawha State Forest – 7500 Kanawha State Forest Dr, Charleston, WV 25314
Post-run in Town
- Black Sheep Burrito & Brews – 1555 3rd Ave, Huntington, WV 25701
- Butter It Up – 210 11th St, Huntington, WV 25701
- Pies and Pints Pizzeria – 222 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301
- Shadow Rep: Trey Beckett
- Sales Rep: Casey Abston
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By: Trey Beckett, Saucony Shadow Rep