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History

Runners Market found their first home in an old “house” next to River Sports on Sutherland Avenue in late summer of 1995 (currently Mojoes Coffee). Kevin Pack, coming off a not-so-exciting engineering career, and his wife, Samantha Pack, shared a vision for a place where runners could come and get their gear to enjoy their passion for running and fitness. Michael deLisle, competitive runner and Knoxville Track Club advocate/contributor, hopped on board to help make it happen. Spring fever and a growing business spawned a move to the current location at Western Plaza in 1998. And, yes, we’re locally owned!