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UKRunChat in partnership with Pro:Direct Running


UKRunChat, the ‘facilitator of chat about all things running’, has announced a new partnership for 2019 with Pro:Direct Running.

Pro:Direct Running is one of several specialist areas at Pro:Direct, which is billed as ‘the world’s largest online sports store’. Many members of UKRunChat will already be familiar with Pro:Direct Running as a resource for their running footwear, apparel, nutrition and accessories.

The partnership with UKRunChat is one of a number of partnerships for the retailer with industry-leading running brands. Pro:Direct Running is also, for example, partnered with parkrun as the official milestone t-shirt suppliers, delivering the event organiser’s t-shirts free worldwide.

For UKRunChat, the partnership with Pro:Direct is the latest in a series of partnerships announced for 2019 and going forwards. The UKRunChat online running community has collaborated with a number of running-related brands and companies in order to increase its offering and provide additional benefits to its thousands of members.

Other recently announced partners include Charity Partner Macmillan Cancer Support, life insurance provider Fitness Rewards, distribution business 2pure, fitness and lifestyle brand Runr, professional physiotherapists C S Physio and treatment finding service Sports Injury Fix.

With an engaged community and an impressive online reach, UKRunChat is a respected name within the UK running industry and one which raises awareness and support for the partners it chooses to work with. UKRunChat boasts a reach averaging between 12-15 million every 48 hours on Twitter and up to 20,000 unique handles across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter every month. In turn, the partnerships help to raise awareness among the UKRunChat community of the many different resources to help them reach their running goals.

UKunChat is a prominent platform for runners of all levels and interests, providing a unique space for members to chat, provide support and share tips on the sport they love.

Joe Williams, Director of UKRunChat, said, “We are delighted to announce our recent partnership with Pro:Direct and UKRunChat. Pro:Direct is the biggest online sports retailer and we are looking forward to working together for the benefit of the UKRunChat community. This is the latest in our series of partnerships for 2019 and reflects our ongoing commitment to partner with relevant, like-minded brands.”

Dan Prettejohn, Brand Manager at ProDirectRunning.com, added, “We are thrilled to partner with UKRunChat, a leading community and influence within the running industry. We want to help runners of every level to ‘Own the Run’ using expert insights, training advice and the best running product for their needs. We look forward to developing our partnership over the coming months for the benefit of all involved.”



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