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by Jon Mitzel

Annual event generates funds to support fight against breast cancer

MARSHALL, MINN – (12/05/16) – Runnings, your Home, Farm and Outdoor Store, announced today that their Ladies Night promotion generated $18,958 to help in the fight against breast cancer. The annual event, which was held on October 19th at thirty stores, welcomed thousands of customers for an evening of fun events and giveaways. Customers purchased a 5-gallon pink Runnings bucket to receive a discount on whatever items fit inside. Runnings donated $1.00 from the sale of each bucket to breast cancer research and education within each hosting store’s region. 

“Ladies Night has become a popular event with our customers as well as our store teams,” says Adele Reed, who owns Runnings along with her husband, Dennis. “We want to make a difference in supporting the fight against this devastating disease which has effected so many of our families, friends and neighbors over the years.” 

Since it first started in 2010, Ladies Night has raised close to $50,000 for cancer affiliated organizations. Stores involved in this year’s event included:  Minnesota: Marshall; Redwood Falls; Austin; Monticello; Hutchinson; Springfield; New Ulm; Red Wing; Willmar; Montevideo; Benson; Worthington; Litchfield. South Dakota: Belle Fourche; Milbank; Mobridge; Watertown; Aberdeen; Huron; Pierre; Brookings; Rapid City. North Dakota: Bismarck; Carrington. Montana: Glendive. New York: Clay; Canandaigua; Rome; Gloversville. New Hampshire: Claremont. 

About Runnings 

Runnings operates 39 stores in 6 states and employs more than 2,000 team members. Founded in 1947, Runnings is privately owned by the Dennis and Adele Reed Family. The company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise including clothing, tools, sporting goods, pet supplies, automotive, farm and ranch supplies, lawn and garden, hardware, power equipment, toys and more. In 2015, the company completed the second phase of an expansion to northeastern United States by opening stores in Clay, New York, and Claremont, New Hampshire. New stores in Canandaigua, Rome and Gloversville, New York, were included in the first phase of the expansion in 2014. For more information, visit