Where you buy matters. Locally owned stores are more than just the corner store. They are the foundation of our economy. The places where communities unite… and ideas thrive. They account for 75% of all new jobs and employ over half of all workers in America. They reinvest in the local economy at a 60% higher rate than chains.

Aside from that, here’s 10 other great reasons to shop locally:

1. Unparalleled customer service

Every day, we strive to give you the best customer service possible. We eat, sleep, and breathe running and multisport, so we want to get it right the first time.

2. Get shoes you can’t get anywhere else

Since we’re a specialty shop, we often have brands that aren’t sold at larger sporting good stores or chain retailers. Combined with our Gaitology service and our amazing return policy, you’ll be sure to get the best shoe for you.

3. Group Runs and Special Events

Sporting good stores offer discounts on boats and demos on fly fishing. As a specialty store, we seek to offer you multiple options for group runs, training, and demo nights relevant to your interests.

4. Support local races, schools, and causes

Simply put, we’re invested in making our communities better. At Ultramax Sports, we work with local schools and charities for almost all of our owned races and retail nights.

6. Help the local economy

Spend $100 at a locally owned business and $68 goes back to the local economy. Spend the same $100 at a national chain and only $43 returns to the local economy. Make your purchases matter. Put your money where your house is and support your friends and neighbors.

7. Help the local economy

Spend $100 at a locally owned business and $68 goes back to the local economy. Spend the same $100 at a national chain and only $43 returns to the local economy. Make your purchases matter. Put your money where your house is and support your friends and neighbors.

8. Get your injury questions answered

We’re athletes first and foremost, from varying backgrounds. Our coaches are certified and we also have sports medicine experts on staff and easily available to get your health, injury, rehab, and recovery questions answered.

9. Learn from experienced employees

Ultramax Sports employees are passionate about what they do, but not all of us were high school athletes. No matter what your background or skill level, we’re here to help.

10. Learn how to train

We want to be the least intimidating place for you to learn how to train for your first race, whether it be a 5K or a full marathon.

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