02 Oct RSG Acquires Raleigh-based Capital RunWalk
The Running Specialty Group (RSG), an operating segment of The Finish Line, Inc., announced the addition of Raleigh-based Capital RunWalk to its national community of retail locations. This expands RSG’s market share to include North Carolina.
“We are excited to enter the Raleigh market with such an established team that is extremely knowledgeable of the business,” said Bill Kirkendall, Running Specialty Group president. “The Capital RunWalk group works hard to create a rich rapport with their customers. We look forward to carrying on the traditions they’ve formed locally while further enhancing the experience through a connection of resources within our RSG family.”
“At Capital RunWalk, we take pride in being a destination of choice for the Raleigh fitness community,” said Mike Zimmerman, owner and founder of Capital RunWalk. “By joining RSG – an innovative team with a high level of expectation when it comes to service – we will combine the best of the best in running specialty while remaining true to our customers and our local ties.”
“Our goal is to establish an elite channel of retail locations to serve the running community nationwide,” added Kirkendall. “This is achieved in part by aligning with existing running specialty ambassadors, such as Capital RunWalk, to increase our footprint and gain greater insight to the industry for continued store growth.”
Capital RunWalk was established in 1994 and serves as a multifaceted social connection point for runners and walkers alike. Check out CapitalRunWalk.com to stay informed about store events, group runs, local races, training opportunities and more. Information may also be found on the Capital RunWalk’s Facebook page as well as on Twitter.
The Running Specialty Group has specialty running stores in 13 states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running Company, Roncker’s Running Spot, Running Fit, VA Runner and Capital RunWalk banners. It also operates www.run.com and www.boulderrunningcompany.com.