About The Sporty Runner

Arkansas’ Oldest Family Owned Specialty Running Accessories Store

The Sporty Runner was opened in 1999 by Linda Starr, we’re Arkansas’ oldest family owned specialty running store. Linda, Don, and our staff can help you with your running, walking, and swimming needs. If you’re an experienced runner, just getting started, or on your feet all day and need a comfortable shoe to stand in, get in touch with us today.
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Your Walking, Running and Swimming Accessory Expert

Linda has been involved with the “Women Can Run / Walk” training clinics since its inception. As Statewide Clinic Director, she is responsible for introducing thousands of women to running and walking. 
Running apparel
We know how it feels to be a beginner! We offer our support and help by providing a relaxed, beginner-friendly atmosphere. Linda has passed her passion for helping people "get started" to all the staff at The Sporty Runner.
Running accessory
We’ve got the experience to help you find your perfect running shoe, the right piece of apparel for your daily walks, or replacement goggles for the pair the swimmer in your family left behind on the pool deck.

Our Team

Myles - The original Sporty Dog. Myles became a part of the Sporty Runner family on Thanksgiving of 2001. After being rehomed several times, he found his forever home and loved coming to work. We miss you Myles!
Sammy - Sammy wasn't at the store as much as Myles or Sadie, but when he did he was always such a good boy. Adopted from the Conway Animal Welfare Unit on Nov 14th 2001, Sammy was a great companion and friend. Sammy crossed the Rainbow bridge on Sept 4th, 2015.

Sadie - The Sporty Lady! Sadie is a Yorkie-Poo that is a familiar sight at The Sporty Runner. She loves meeting our customers and always wants to have her belly rubbed! Sadie is also a blast to watch run the course at agility training!
Bronson - Bronson is the newest four legged member of the Sporty Runner family. Rescued by Dogs Only from a High Kill shelter, Bronson was adopted into his forever home on Sept 12th 2015. When not working at the store, he enjoys agility training, hiking, backpacking, and hanging out with his friends at Hounds Hideaway.

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