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, the world’s largest online sports store. Many members of UKRunChat will already be familiar with Pro:Direct Running as a valuable resource for their running footwear, apparel, nutrition and accessories. In its role as a running retail specialist, Pro:Direct Running also prides itself on providing excellent customer service, unrivalled product access and in-depth knowledge of its running products.

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 their t-shirts free worldwide. The onus is clearly on providing much more than a retail service, with fantastic insights into the world of running and exciting events and partnerships to inspire runners wherever they are on their journey.

For UKRunChat, the partnership with Pro:Direct is the latest in a series of partnerships announced for 2019 and going forwards. The 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 many 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 a highly engaged community and an impressive online reach, UKRunChat is a respected name within the running industry and one which raises awareness and support for the partners it chooses to work with. #UKRunChat boasts some of the highest engagement stats in the UK, with 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 out there to help them reach their running goals.

UKRunChat 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. For beginners through to experienced, ultra-distance runners and all kinds of running professionals, it is the place to go for conversation about running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Joe Williams, Director of UKRunChat, commented, “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, 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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