36-year-old running store in Farmingdale expands to Huntington Village


The Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge is now serving the joggers, walkers, and runners of Huntington Village.

Robert Cook founded the athletic apparel company back in 1985. Since its inception, it has grown out of two locations — and its larger running and multi-sport headquarters resides in the heart of Farmingdale Village.

Since 2003, Runner’s Edge has mainly operated out of 242 Main St. selling the latest footwear, performance clothing, endurance nutrition, wetsuits, and more.

Runner’s Edge last month debuted its second location at 355 New York Ave. in Huntington Village, or as general manager Salvatore DiChiara likes to call it, “Huntington City.”

“There was a running store here, we were friends with Gary Gary Muhrcke who ran the store for decades,” DiChiara said. “He was ready to retire and we just saw it as a great opportunity to come and serve the Huntington area — we have a lot of our customers down in Farmingdale coming from the area, it just seemed like a no-brainer to have a location for them to get to.”

Muhrcke ran the Super Runners Shop of Huntington for about 45 years before retiring. He was also the first person to win the New York City Marathon in 1970.

The Huntington shop merchandise is “90 percent the same” as the Farmingdale headquarters, says DiChiara, with the addition of more fashion models and urban products to cater to the more bustling, city-like area.

Runner’s Edge carries brands like On, Nike, Adidas, Brooks, Saucony, Salomon, and several others.

The shoes that the shop sells caters to walkers and runners of all levels, from beginners to elite.

“We invested a lot in the design of the store, so we’re getting a lot of great feedback,” DiChiara said. “Very shop-able, the latest and greatest stuff.”

Scroll down for photos of Runner’s Edge, now open in Huntington Village. For more information, visit the store’s website and Facebook page.

Top: Sneakers inside of Runner’s Edge in Huntington Village.