Sadly, The Running Center of St. Louis will permanently close at the end of the day on May 13 after 34 years of serving area runners and walkers. Owner Kent Bohling has chosen to retire, and his son, Chase, who helps run the store, plans to put his master’s degree in international business to use.

“Every race has a finish line, and so do careers,” said Kent. “We want to thank all the customers over the years for their loyalty. Thanks to all for letting me do my dream job for so long!”

The Running Center of St. Louis will be offering inventory at special pricing and will honor outstanding gift cards through its last day of operation. Learn more at