March Madness – The Elite 8 DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The Elite 8In the Northeast we had New York vs. Ohio again. We thought for sure that Salty Running’s home state of Ohio would have a significant advantage, but the Empire State brought their A game, and Columbus Running Company fell to the mighty Rochester Running Company, and Second Sole just barely lost to Brooklyn Running Company.

Both matches were close in the Southeast, where Nashville’s NRC just barely squeaked out a win over the Potomac River Running Store. Our other match was a 50/50 tie, and as Europe blasted in the background, Charlotte Running Company won the coin toss over John’s Run/Walk Shop.

It may have been the 13th seed, but 605 crushed 2nd seed Big River in the Northwest. Things were a little tighter between Hanson’s and Twin Cities, but the Hanson’s folks were focused on their 5k and Twin Cities came away with the win.

In the Southwest Division, A Runner’s Mind ARMed up and knocked Flatirons out of the competition, and although Kansas’ Manhattan Running Company had a great showing, they just didn’t stand a chance against Kansas City Running Company, which again had the most votes in the competition. Way to bring it, KCRC!


And today we’ve whittled it down to the Elite 8 to find out who will be the division champions! As always, use the links provided to view more about the stores. Voting will be open until 1:00 p.m. Eastern tomorrow, Friday March 24. Good luck to all our Elite 8 stores, and hopefully we’ll see you again for the Final Four!

Click through to VOTE!

Get a bracket.
See the schedule.

Place your ad content on Salty Running
*Mobile users – if you have trouble scrolling through, make sure you’re scrolling on the left or right margin

Northeast Division

Rochester Running Company
Brooklyn Running Co, NY

[socialpoll id=”2430657″]

Southeast Division

Nashville Running Co, TN
Charlotte Running Co, NC

[socialpoll id=”2430659″]

Northwest Division605 Running Co, SD
Twin Cities Running Co, MN

[socialpoll id=”2430662″]

Southwest Division

KC Running Co, MO
A Runner’s Mind, CA

[socialpoll id=”2430665″]


Cinnamon made Salty Running, takes lots of pictures and drinks lots of coffee. By day she's a camera assistant for films and tv in New York, and by night she's on a quest for zen in the 10k. Her writing is a mix of satirical humor, finding wholeness as an average runner, cheering for runners at all paces and more.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.