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What We Do

St. George Running Center is a full service running shop owned and operated by experienced runners. We'll take the time to ensure you get the best running or walking shoe for you. So if you are lacing up for the first time or you're a seasoned runner, we are here to help.

Brooks

Asics

Saucony

New Balance

Altra

Hoka

Gu

Powerbar

Clif

Vespa

Hammer

Ultima

Caplytes

S! Caps

Honey Stinger

Endurox

Jelly Belly Sport Beans

Asics

Saucony

Mizuno

New Balance

Nike

Pearl Izumi

The North Face

CEP

SLS

Zoot

Feetures

Swiftwick

Incredi-socks

Wright Socks

F.I.T.S

Injinji

Zoot

Barracuda

Tri-Slide

Ultraspire

Nathan

Salomon

Amphipod

Our Process

1
Comprehensive Gait Analysis

Our gait analysis is used to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting their ability to walk or run. We do this to help you run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems that may cause injuries.

2
Side by Side Testing.

Once we have conducted the gait analysis, we can then direct you toward the proper type of shoes. We have found the most effective way, in general, to find the best fit and feel for your walking/running shoes is to test them side by side (one brand/make on your left and another similar, yet different, shoe on the right). You'll be able to try as many shoes as it takes, running outside on the sidewalk or walking around the store, to find the perfect pair.

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Continued Service

We do our very best to fit you in the best shoes possible. The fitting process involves you running outside in your shoes to get real world experience in them. However, sometimes it takes a longer run to get things figured out. Don't worry, we will still be there to help. If for any reason you aren't totally happy with your purchase you have 60 days to return your shoes for store credit. If the shoes are still in new condition you have 30 days to return them for a full refund.

What People are Saying About Us

We have built a friendly, fun and inviting environment here at the St. George Running Center, and we truly care about our customers. Here's what people are saying about us. Now come experience it for yourself!

  • St George Running Center is my favorite store to shop at! Very knowledgeable staff and a very welcome and friendly environment! When I first started running I had no idea what kind of shoe I was supposed to be running in and Steve got me in the perfect shoe! I have been a loyal customer of the Running Center ever since.

    Lyle Anderson

    Triathlete

  • Complete all stars in running speciality. All the staff are friendly, wonderful individuals that work diligently beyond running. They are concerned and heavily involved in the community and a cornerstone of Southern Utah running. Do not look anywhere else! You will not be disappointed.

    Wes Bauer

    Triathlete

  • The staff is awesome and you can tell that they are dedicated runners themselves. I always go there for all my running needs.

    Crystal Coombs Hanza

    Trail Runner

  • Love to Run, Love to Shop! Great place for a runner to Shop!!!

    Shelly Hansen

    Runner

  • Seriously the best service I have had in a very long time!

    Ian Lindsey

    Runner

  • Great local shop!!! They have helped me with my shoes and also my son who is just starting XC. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff!

    Cindy Hathaway

    Parent

  • The only place you should shop for run gear! They are smart, super friendly, genuinely interested in your success as a runner, and they don't care how fast or experienced you are. Their product selection is great too. Definitely recommend!

    Nicole Winward Jones

    Triathlete

Our Team

St. George Running Center

After marrying his wife Kendra and a successful career on the east coast, they decided to return to what they love. In 2004 the Hoopers settled in to southern Utah to open the St. George Running Center. Doors first opened in 2006.

Kendra Hooper

Kendra Hooper

The Real Owner

Kendra fell in love with running her freshman year in college when she and Steve would go on running dates together. Steve is still her favorite running partner. She loves all running events from the 5k to the marathon and enjoys helping others reach their running goals. Kendra is in charge of all the apparel buying and is also President of the St. George Running Club and organizes the weekly runs. Her greatest joy comes from raising Her and Steve's 4 children.


Brad Zupancic

Brad Zupancic

Marketing Genius

He may not look like a runner, but he doesn't really look like a marketer, so take that for what you will. With nearly 3 years under his belt here at the St. George Running Center and 11 years of running and fitness, Brad brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the store. Plus, he's easy on the eyes.

Rodney Warr

Rodney Warr

Assistant to the Regional Manager

Rod dog is a fantastic asset to the store. Rodney has an extensive background in distance, track and cross country running. Having won regional honors for his University you know he is wicked fast. Rodney is also very knowledgeable about all the products we carry.

Mike Abele

Mike Abele

Super Star

Mike has been with the St. George Running Center since day one. He brings decades (and we mean many many decades of experience. Mike is a very accomplished tri-athlete and a passionate runner. Mike will gladly share his opinion with you, whether you want it or not.


Hayden Hawks

Hayden Hawks

The Man

Harry: A tad? A tad, Lloyd? You drove almost a sixth of the way across the country in the wrong direction! Now we don't have enough money to get to Aspen, we don't have enough money to get home, we don't have enough money to eat, we don't have enough money to sleep!Lloyd: Well, it's not gonna do us any good sitting here whining about it. We're in a hole. We're just going to have to dig ourselves out.

You may never meet Jeanne, but she's been with the SGRC since 2006. Her attention to detail keeps our accounts and books in line. For the last 20 year she has been an active runner and has run events from the 5k to marathon.

Upcoming Races & Events

We have the most complete and up to date list of running events happening in southern Utah.

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January 18, 2014

St. George Half Marathon/5k/Tuff Kids

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February 1, 2014

Kids race

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February 8, 2014

Sprint & Olympic Triathlon

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February 22, 2014

Half Marathon / 9k/ 5k / 1k

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March 1, 2014

50 Mile Relay

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March 15, 2014

10k

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April 5, 2014

Sprint/Relay/Kids Triathlon

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April 12, 2014

Kid/Family Bike Race

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May 2, 2014

1 Mile/200 Meter

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May 23, 2014

5k

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July 4, 2014

5k

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October 5, 2014

26.2 Miles

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October 18, 2014

Sprint/Beginner/Tuff Kids Triathlon

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October 25, 2014

10k/5k/1 Mile

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November 8, 2014

Marathon / Half Marathon / 5k

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November 27, 2014

The Gobbler

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December 6, 2014

10k / 5k / 1 Mile

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October, 2014

5k

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May 10, 2014

5k

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June 14-15, 2014

100 Mile / 50 Mile / 50k

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March 15, 2014

50 Mile / 50k

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February 1, 2014

50 Mile / 50k

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May 17, 2014

100 Mile / 50 Mile / 50k

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March 8, 2014

64.25 Mile Relay

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September 12-13, 2014

187 Mile Relay

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October 11, 2014

65.22 Mile Relay

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April 5, 2014

65.22 Mile Relay

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May 31, 2014

65.22 Mile Relay

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May 30-31, 2014

200 Mile Relay

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April 25-26, 2014

200 Mile Relay

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September 27, 2014

5k

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2014

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March 29, 2014

Marathon 26.2 Miles

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April 19, 2014

50k / 30k / 1/2 Marathon

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April 4-5, 2014

100 Mile / 100k / 50k Trail Race

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March 8, 2014

Half Marathon/5k

Running Articles

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Store Location

Address:
2736 East Red Cliffs Drive
St. George Utah 84790,
United States
Phone:
435.628.7766

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