Running Specialty Group Grows with Raleigh Running Outfitters

Local banner increases company’s footprint to three shops in the Triangle region

DENVER--The Running Specialty Group (RSG) today announced the addition of Raleigh Running Outfitters to its national community of specialty shops. Combined with Capital RunWalk, this enriches RSG’s customer experience for the greater Triangle running community. 

“We are pleased to expand our footprint in North Carolina through the addition of Raleigh Running Outfitters,” said Bill Kirkendall, Running Specialty Group president. “As runners ourselves, we know that passion combined with the correct product, technology, service standards and knowledge are all elements for success in running specialty.”

“Our mission is to inspire, connect and serve runners by uniting our resources to become the running authority in our communities to propel our customers to reach peak performance, achieve personal fitness milestones or simply support an active lifestyle among friends,” added Kirkendall. “Community is a key part of our mission and we are committed to staying true to those we serve as we fine tune our platforms and look for opportunities to grow.”

Raleigh Running Outfitters was founded in 2003 by avid runner and marathoner Jim Micheels and his wife, Carolyn. It currently serves the Raleigh and Cary communities. Visit raleighrunning.com to learn more about store events, training groups, clinics, resources or stay connected via the store’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
About Running Specialty Group

The Running Specialty Group (RSG) is an operating segment of The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL). This includes 68 specialty running stores in 15 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, Capital RunWalk, Richmond RoadRunner, Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, Run Colorado and Raleigh Running Outfitters banners. More information is available at www.run.com or www.boulderrunningcompany.com. Follow RSG on Twitter at twitter.com/Run_Dot_Com and “like” RSG on Facebook at facebook.com/Run.com.
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All of these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, management assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the relevant forward-looking statements. The principal risk factors that could cause actual performance and future actions to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the company’s reliance on a few key vendors for a majority of its merchandise purchases (including a significant portion from one key vendor); the availability and timely receipt of products; the ability to timely fulfill and ship products to customers; fluctuations in oil prices causing changes in gasoline and energy prices, resulting in changes in consumer spending as well as increases in utility, freight and product costs; product demand and market acceptance risks; deterioration of macro-economic and business conditions; the inability to locate and obtain or retain acceptable lease terms for the company’s stores; the effect of competitive products and pricing; loss of key employees; execution of strategic growth initiatives (including actual and potential mergers and acquisitions and other components of the company’s capital allocation strategy); cybersecurity risks, including breach of customer data; and the other risks detailed in the company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included herein are made only as of the date of this report and Finish Line undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Contacts: Running Specialty Group / Dianna L. Boyce, 317-613-6577 / Corporate Communications

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