The Runnerís Connection was founded by long time running enthusiast Dennis Delbert and opened its doors in

     November of 1999. Since then, Dennis has helped thousands of runners and walkers and even those who just

   need a good comfortable shoe. The one on one service that the store displays can be matched by no other

   running shoe store in the area. Dennis has put his forty plus years of running and 20 years of coaching experience into 

   serving the running and walking community.

           Dennis is a veteran runner with over 40 first places finishes in local road races. Heís been a regular at the

     Ogden  Classic (formerly the Big Boy Classic) and has four top twenty finishes to his credit. Dennis has not

    only made a name for himself on the local level but has competed in both the New York City and Boston

    Marathons with great success. As a veteran coach of twenty years, Dennis has had a great impact on the youth

    involved in running. He has been coach of the year 4 times, career state coach of the year in 2002, and awarded

    the Bellaire High School Alumni Achievement Award in sports in 2001. Many of his past athletes still run and keep in

   constant contact with him and many still seek his coaching skills long after their high school days are over.

     Dennis has also taken on the task of coaching some of the areas finest runners in distances ranging from 5k

    up to the marathon.

        Dennis resides in Bellaire with his wife Mary Jo and son Justin.


Dennis on his way to another top  finish at the Ogden Classic in Wheeling WV. in 2005


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