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Runners Need

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1 pair of running shoes

YOU COULD SAVE


Up to 50%


EACH PLAN YEAR*

Running shoes discount at Runners Need 

Let’s run together

We’ve partnered with the experts at Runners Need to bring our members up to 50% off* a pair of running shoes and 15% off** full priced items, excluding electronics, helping to make the most of every step with quality kit to keep active.

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Whether you’re aiming for 5k, 10k, or just OK, starting out or training for a marathon, Runners Need is the place to go for the best running brands and advice from passionate and friendly in-store experts. Since 1982, they’ve been kitting out and inspiring runners across the UK, with nearly 40 stores all offering your favourite sportswear brands, plus free expert gait analysis and fitting to help you find the perfect fit for every run. They want to share their passion and experience with you to help you achieve your fitness goals with friendly, personal service you can trust.

You can shop in one of their stores across the UK and receive free expert gait analysis and fitting or discover more choice online at runnersneed.com. Choose from a great range of the best brands and receive 50% off a pair of running shoes each year and 15% off full priced items, excluding electronics, with your Vitality membership.

You can get 50% off a pair of running shoes with Runners Need if you have:

  • A VitalityHealth Personal Healthcare plan
  • A VitalityHealth Business Healthcare plan, excluding members with Vitality Essentials as a part of a VitalityHealth Business Healthcare plan
  • VitalityHealth Corporate Healthcare plan or trust scheme administered by VitalityHealth
  • A VitalityLife plan
  • A VitalityInvest Retirement Plan in drawdown with Vitality Plus for an additional monthly fee.

Minimum monthly premiums apply.*

What is gait analysis?

Gait analysis is essentially a method for assessing the way in which you walk and run using a treadmill, camera, and a laptop. The experts at Runners Need will provide a free gait analysis to help choose the best shoes for our members.

Visit the Runners Need website for a video explanation by one of their in-store experts.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are a few of the questions we’ve answered for you

Can I get discount on any other items I purchase from Runners Need?

Yes, you can get 15% off on selected full priced items, excluding electronics, there’s no limit to how often you can use this discount. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or sale items; which includes not being able to use it in conjunction with the up to 50% Vitality discount on a pair of sports shoes that members already receive.

The discount can only be used on Runners Need items and not at Snow and Rock, Cycle Surgery or related stores.

How do I get my discounted running shoes?

Visit any Runners Need store and take along your Vitality membership number plus one other form of ID (like a credit or debit card). Alternatively you can buy your shoes online at runnersneed.com. When you come to pay, choose the ‘I am a Vitality Member’ option from the bottom of the screen and enter your Vitality membership number in the Vitality Customer Number box and press Apply. You’ll get an on-screen notification to confirm your discount has been applied. You’ll also see a revised price in the order summary box.

If I don’t buy a pair of discounted running shoes this plan year, will I be able to buy two discounted pairs next plan year?

No, any unused discount will not be carried over to your next plan year.

What happens if I buy more than one pair of running shoes at the same time?

If you purchase more than one pair of running shoes for yourself, the discount will automatically be applied to the more expensive pair.

Important information

*50% discount off one pair of sports shoes at Runners Need per plan year is included as part of VitalityHealth Personal and Business Healthcare plans, excluding members with Vitality Essentials as a part of a Business Healthcare plan; VitalityHealth Corporate Healthcare plans or trust schemes administered by VitalityHealth; all VitalityLife plans; you can add Vitality Plus to your VitalityInvest Retirement Plan in drawdown for an additional fee of £4.50 per month. Vitality Plus is not available on other VitalityInvest plans. 

**15% discount on any full priced items doesn’t include electronics and must be used separately to the discount on one pair of sports shoes per plan year, it’s included on; all VitalityHealth plans; all VitalityLife plans; you can add Vitality Plus to your VitalityInvest Retirement Plan in drawdown for an additional fee of £4.50 per month. Vitality Plus is not available on other VitalityInvest plans. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or sale items. The discount can only be used on Runners Need items and not at Snow and Rock, Cycle Surgery or related stores. 

Details correct as of April 2019. Terms and conditions apply at vitality.co.uk/member.

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