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The Runner's Flat

We Are The Runner’s Flat

Flat out the best place to run into for running, walking, fitness, and more.

The Runner’s Flat is a premier, running specialty retailer in Cedar Falls, IA.  You’ll find that our fitting process, attention to detail, and desire to help each customer achieve their fitness goals will have you ready to go faster and farther than ever before.

Expert Knowledge

For all things training, racing, gear, technology, development, and enjoyment. 

Experienced Staff

With running, racing, and coaching accolades that span over 2 decades of running success.

Community Focused

Focused on creating a community of runners and health minded individuals that stay healthy, love fitness, and encourage others to join in the fun. 

 

 

Meet the Owners

Scott and Sarah Gall, owners of The Runner’s Flat have been into running and fitness since their grade school years. Scott’s first 1/2 Marathon was at age 9.  With uncles who were collegiate distance runners and a father who was a collegiate athlete, they were introduced early to endurance sports.  Both ran collegiately and also qualified for the US Olympic Trials, Scott in the Marathon and Sarah in the Steeple Chase. Previous members of both the US Mountain Running Team and the US Snowshoe Team, as well as pro licenses on the Xterra, off-road triathlon circuit, Sarah and Scott have lived a life that exhibits keen focus on healthy living and fitness.

When they moved back to the Cedar Valley, Sarah’s birthplace, Scott and Sarah had hopes of impacting their community in a positive manner. In the Spring of 2006, The Runner’s Flat was opened. Continuing to focus on helping others achieve their health and fitness goals while encouraging new enthusiasts has been a sure fire way to ensure a successful tenure as the Cedar Valley’s only specialty running store that is also locally owned. By offering expert service w/ professional Gait Analysis, community events, run clubs, and kid’s programming The Runner’s Flat has continued to prove that their focus is on a healthy community.

Scott Gall

Scott Gall

Owner

Scott and Sarah Gall, owners of The Runner’s Flat have been into running and fitness since their grade school years. Scott’s first 1/2 Marathon was at age 9. With uncles who were collegiate distance runners and a father who was a collegiate athlete, they were introduced early to endurance sports. Both ran collegiately and also qualified for the US Olympic Trials, Scott in the Marathon and Sarah in the Steeple Chase. Previously members of both the US Mountain Running Team and the US Snowshoe Team, as well as pro licenses on the Xterra, off-road triathlon circuit, Sarah and Scott have lived a life that exhibits keen focus on healthy living and fitness.

When they moved back to the Cedar Valley, Sarah’s birthplace, Scott and Sarah had hopes of impacting their community in a positive manner. In the Spring of 2006, The Runner’s Flat was opened. Continuing to focus on helping others achieve their health and fitness goals while encouraging new enthusiasts has been a sure fire way to ensure a successful tenure as the Cedar Valley’s only specialty running store that is also locally owned. By offering expert service w/ professional Gait Analysis, community events, run clubs, and kid’s programming The Runner’s Flat has continued to prove that their focus is on a healthy community.

Sarah Gall

Sarah Gall

Owner

Scott and Sarah Gall, owners of The Runner’s Flat have been into running and fitness since their grade school years. Scott’s first 1/2 Marathon was at age 9. With uncles who were collegiate distance runners and a father who was a collegiate athlete, they were introduced early to endurance sports. Both ran collegiately and also qualified for the US Olympic Trials, Scott in the Marathon and Sarah in the Steeple Chase. Previously members of both the US Mountain Running Team and the US Snowshoe Team, as well as pro licenses on the Xterra, off-road triathlon circuit, Sarah and Scott have lived a life that exhibits keen focus on healthy living and fitness.

When they moved back to the Cedar Valley, Sarah’s birthplace, Scott and Sarah had hopes of impacting their community in a positive manner. In the Spring of 2006, The Runner’s Flat was opened. Continuing to focus on helping others achieve their health and fitness goals while encouraging new enthusiasts has been a sure fire way to ensure a successful tenure as the Cedar Valley’s only specialty running store that is also locally owned. By offering expert service w/ professional Gait Analysis, community events, run clubs, and kid’s programming The Runner’s Flat has continued to prove that their focus is on a healthy community.

Scott Gall

Scott Gall

Owner

Scott and Sarah Gall, owners of The Runner’s Flat have been into running and fitness since their grade school years. Scott’s first 1/2 Marathon was at age 9. With uncles who were collegiate distance runners and a father who was a collegiate athlete, they were introduced early to endurance sports. Both ran collegiately and also qualified for the US Olympic Trials, Scott in the Marathon and Sarah in the Steeple Chase. Previously members of both the US Mountain Running Team and the US Snowshoe Team, as well as pro licenses on the Xterra, off-road triathlon circuit, Sarah and Scott have lived a life that exhibits keen focus on healthy living and fitness.

When they moved back to the Cedar Valley, Sarah’s birthplace, Scott and Sarah had hopes of impacting their community in a positive manner. In the Spring of 2006, The Runner’s Flat was opened. Continuing to focus on helping others achieve their health and fitness goals while encouraging new enthusiasts has been a sure fire way to ensure a successful tenure as the Cedar Valley’s only specialty running store that is also locally owned. By offering expert service w/ professional Gait Analysis, community events, run clubs, and kid’s programming The Runner’s Flat has continued to prove that their focus is on a healthy community.

Sarah Gall

Sarah Gall

Owner

Scott and Sarah Gall, owners of The Runner’s Flat have been into running and fitness since their grade school years. Scott’s first 1/2 Marathon was at age 9. With uncles who were collegiate distance runners and a father who was a collegiate athlete, they were introduced early to endurance sports. Both ran collegiately and also qualified for the US Olympic Trials, Scott in the Marathon and Sarah in the Steeple Chase. Previously members of both the US Mountain Running Team and the US Snowshoe Team, as well as pro licenses on the Xterra, off-road triathlon circuit, Sarah and Scott have lived a life that exhibits keen focus on healthy living and fitness.

When they moved back to the Cedar Valley, Sarah’s birthplace, Scott and Sarah had hopes of impacting their community in a positive manner. In the Spring of 2006, The Runner’s Flat was opened. Continuing to focus on helping others achieve their health and fitness goals while encouraging new enthusiasts has been a sure fire way to ensure a successful tenure as the Cedar Valley’s only specialty running store that is also locally owned. By offering expert service w/ professional Gait Analysis, community events, run clubs, and kid’s programming The Runner’s Flat has continued to prove that their focus is on a healthy community.

  • I have bought several pairs of shoes from The Runner’s Flat. They will listen to you, and give you incredible personal attention with vast knowledge of running shoes.

    Jesse
  • Everyone that works there goes out of the way to make sure you get excellent service! They also have pretty cool running club.

    Brent Merrick
  • The Runner’s Flat is a great place!  Their staff is always friendly and knowledgable about all things running! The only place to buy gear.

    Amy Jardon

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Shoe Fitting

We combine video gait analysis to help gather crucial information on each person's unique stride, with the desire to help each customer achieve their personal fitness goals.

Run For Change

The Runner’s Flat is locally owned by owners born, raised, and continuing to live in the Cedar Valley. As part of the community, we desire to go above and beyond to give back and support those we serve. We have many opportunities for you to join us in supporting our community.

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We are located downtown Cedar Falls on Main St.

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