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7676 160th Street
Lakeville, MN 55044
email@example.com Store Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 10am - 7pm
Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, Noon - 4pm
Combine 20 years of experience in the fitness industry with the latest in high-tech running shoes and the result is Runner’s Gate, a one-of-a-kind running store now open in Lakeville Crossing at 160th Street & Cedar Avenue in Lakeville.
Runner’s Gate is the South Metro Minneapolis’s premier source for running shoes, apparel and accessories for athletes of all ages and abilities, from beginning runners to elite racers and from high school athletes to weekend walkers.
Runner's Gate is the creation of owner Phil Hoffland, who has worked in the fitness industry for more than 20 years. Hoffland, who holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, served as athletic director at Flagship Athletic Club in Eden Prairie before joining Northwest Athletic Club as general manager. He was executive director of the Shoreview Community Center and later served as training specialist for Life Time Fitness.
An avid runner, Hoffland has participated in road races and marathons across the country, including the Twin Cities Marathon, Boston Marathon, Naples Daily News Half Marathon in Naples, Fla., Disney Marathon, Honolulu Marathon and completed the Madison Ironman. He also has served as a volunteer running coach for the local Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
Hoffland combined his health and fitness background with his love of running to create a running store focused on the runner. “Running can be a lifelong activity,” Hoffland said. “Having the right shoe can make all the difference. At Runner’s Gate, we’ll help determine the best type of shoe for you based on the shape of your foot, your stride, the mileage you run, and more. Unlike the sports super stores, we get to know our customers. We help you find the right shoe and join you in celebrating the joy of running.”
Runner's Gate received the most votes for being the best in General Excellence from runners all over the country. They voted based on the following criteria...
- Experienced, enthusiastic, and engaged staff that shares your passion for running and is knowledgeable about product and fit
- Serves as the hub of information as it realates to the local running community by providing running routes, local event sponsorship, in-store running groups and clinics, and continually supports local competitive runners
- Offers a broad range of running brands and products, a full selection of shoe sizes, a wide array of running gear and accessories at competitive pricing
- Consistently delivers on customer service, community outreach, and production selection and availability, and is dedicated to providing "above-and-beyond" services such as video gait analysis and the opportunity to road-test shoes
Special thanks to our partners:
Team in Training, MDRA-Minnesota Distance Running Association, Moms on the Run, Team Challenge, Life Time Fitness, Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America