2016 Black Friday Deals for Runners in Minnesota and Beyond
Black Friday gets crazier and crazier every year. In fact, many retailers are now opening on Thanksgiving evening, which is bonkers! Thankfully, we can all make the choice to stay home if that’s what we want to do.
I personally hate the madness that inevitably ensues trying to chase down those Black Friday deals. Getting up (or not going to bed at all) super early to stand in line for something I don’t really need isn’t fun. I would rather start the holiday with a turkey trot, eat too much, take a nap, play with the kids, take another nap, then watch a movie.
Below are just a handful of Black Friday deals from local Minnesota running stores. If you’re looking to bulk up your winter running wardrobe, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of these deals.
Local vs Online Deals
I’m a huge fan of shopping local. From food to running gear, knowing the majority of my money will go back into a local economy is really satisfying. Local running stores especially, provide a unique community that offers a level of service that is nearly impossible to replace online. With prices often nearly the same, why not support the place that also cares about your personal running journey?
If you’re shopping for new running gear, and you live close to any of the running stores below, take advantage of these deals, and make your local shop your new running home. If you’re not from Minnesota, find your local running store and stop in!
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Local Running Store Black Friday Deals
Mill City Running
Our good friends at Mill City Running (411 E Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis) will be open Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This year on Black Friday:
- Spend $100 and earn a $20 gift card
- Spend $200 and earn a $50 gift card
Their loyalty program also applies to purchases ($25 off for every $200 spent on regular priced items). On top of that, anyone who spends $100 will also receive their always popular gift bags (while supplies last)!
Run N Fun
With locations in Burnsville, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, you can now find a Run N Fun close to you. Their deals include:
- 25 - 50% off apparel
- Door prizes galore!
- Free gift wrap
They are also collecting gently used clean coats and sleeping bags for their “Keep the Homeless Warm” drive. Co-owner Kerry says children sizes are most needed this year.
Fleet Feet Marathon Sports
Now part of the great Fleet Feet chain, Marathon Sports (2312 W 50th St, Minneapolis) is hosting their annual Fitnatic sale for Black Friday (November 25th) and Small Business Saturday (November 26th) and Sunday (November 27th). They have some excellent deals!
- Gift cards of a random amount to the first 50 customers through the door at 9 a.m. on Black Friday! This is first come first serve! When the gift cards are gone, they are gone! You will only be able to use your Fitnatic Gift Cards during the Fitnatic Sale days.
- On all three Fitnatic Sale days, you will be allowed to use one of their “Dare to Be” insulated tote bags to receive 25% off any apparel that you can fit inside the bags (exclusions may apply). They will have a limited amount of the tote bags and will be retailing for $10. All proceeds from the bags will be donated to Girls on the Run Twin Cities.
Twin Cities Running Company
TCRC (12862 Bass Lake Rd, Maple Grove & 6405 City West Parkway, Eden Prairie) will be giving away one $100 gift certificate at each store location. To enter, simply spend $50 or more. They will also be offering:
- $25 off all regular priced shoes
- 25% off clothing including new fall and winter options
- 50-70% off clearance clothing racks
- spend $10 and get entered into a raffle for a $250 TCRC gift card. We will be give one away at each store. The dates will be 25th-27th.
GEAR Running Store
GEAR Running store in Minneapolis (4406 France Ave. S.) is hosting their Second Annual Black Friday Run on November 25th! Meet at GEAR for a Family Fun Run 4.5 miles around Lake Harriet. Coffee, Pastries, and Juice to follow. Free Limited Edition RUN MSP Coffee Mug for all who attend. No cost and no sign up—just show up at 9:00 a.m.
They will also be offering the following deals:
- Up to 15% off our Holiday Top Ten Gift Ideas list, which includes items from Craft, Smartwool, Sugoi, Garmin, Inov8, Run MSP, and Newton
- Buy one item - 5%, two items - 10% on both, three items 15% on all three (max 10% on Garmin)
- Free Run MSP pint glass and socks with every gift card purchase
Runner’s Gate in Apple Valley (15624 Pilot Knob Rd) is having some incredible Black Friday and Small Business Saturday weekend deals including:
- 50% Off GPS watches and Heart Rate Monitors
- 50% Off our Last Season’s Models Shoes Table
- 50% Off select Winter Clearance Apparel
River Valley Running
Located in Mankato, River Valley Running (1849 Adams Street) is offering some great gift cards.
- $20 gift card with purchase of $100 gift card
- $10 gift card with purchase of $50 gift card
Also, shoppers will receive a free gift with purchase of $150 or more!
Startline Line Running
Startline Running store in Minnetonka (12979 Ridgedale Drive) is offering the following deals on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday:
- Apparel 30% OFF
- Shoes & Accessories 25% OFF
- Gift Cards: Buy $100, Get $25 Gift Card (Gift Card deal runs through 12/24, $25 Gift Card not valid until 12/26)
Plus, on Small Business Saturday, Startline will donate $1 toward the ICA Minnetonka Food Shelf for every pair of shoes donated for World Soles Shoes.
Minneapolis Running Deals
Between now and Monday, November 28, 2016, we’ll be offering a 20% discount on our t-shirts, hoodies and singlets. We’re trying to clear out last years stuff to make room for some new gear in 2017. Enter code blackfriday20 to get a discount.
What other deals are out there that might appeal to a runner? Share them in the comments below!