About Us

Our Story

The idea of River Valley Running was born from an enthusiastic passion for the sport of running and the desire to offer Mankato and Southern Minnesota something they have never experienced: a shop that caters to the specific needs of runners and walkers. Owner and operator, Kurt Keiser, decided there was no time better than the present to make this dream a reality.

Fostering a Community of Health

The premise behind River Valley Running is quite simple: foster a community of health and wellness via a shop that welcomes runners, walkers, and anyone that values unsurpassed customer service and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Every person that walks through our doors will feel welcome and encouraged. Need not be a runner or walker. We realize the importance of proper footwear for all walks of life, whether you work on your feet all day, are experiencing ailments or injuries, or simply desire a professional fit pair of shoes for everyday casual use.

Expert Service, Complete Selection

We offer video gait analysis, standing gait analysis, foot impression system, and foot-type assessment, all free of charge with no appointment necessary. This allows our expert staff to recommend the proper footwear for your individual needs. We also offer a wide variety of performance apparel, accessories, and nutrition/energy products.

We cannot wait to see you in the store! Get Fit at RVR!

Our Vision

We are a full service specialty running a walking shop, catering to anyone who desires a professional fit, sound and applicable advice, and unsurpassed customer service. We are offering Mankato and Southern Minnesota a unique experience, complete with gait analysis and foot assessments. Customers will leave our shop feeling motivated, inspired, and very comfortable in their new professionally fit kicks!

The Staff