A sponsoring small business of the marathon is off and running with its second location.
Naperville running company has now opened its an additional shop on Route 59, just south of 95th Street.
The store sells all the same running gear and apparel as the first store in downtown and has a bit more open space.
Kris Hartner started the company in 2000, and in 2012 started exploring other places where he could expand the business.
“Kris had always said that he was never going to open another store so I was very surprised when he said he was going to,” said Kyle Brady, Store Manager. “But I think we just had so much demand out here. So many of our customers come from south Naperville, Joliet, Plainfield, that whole area. It’s a convenience for them. Sometimes getting downtown is a little bit tougher with parking.”
Naperville Running Company was named running store of the year by Competitor Magazine in both 2009 and 2013.
Hartner says the awards solidify his decision to add a second location.
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