RANDOLPH, NJ- On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, Runner’s Haven in Randolph will hold a food drive to benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County.  Runner’s Haven is located at the College Plaza strip mall ( Party City ) at 477 Route 10 East in Randolph where they have been serving the running and fitness community for the past 15 years.

Owned and operated by longtime Randolph residents Maryellen and Kevin Higgins, Runner’s Haven is the classic “Mom & Pop” business, specializing in running and walking shoes, apparel and other accessories.  Maryellen and Kevin are very active in the Randolph community. Kevin coaches the Randolph HS girls distance runners and is the veteran of 78 marathons. They have been involved with the Randolph recreation track and cross-country programs for over 20 years. Maryellen is very active at Resurrection Church as a Eucharistic minister and cooks for their soup kitchen, which benefits the Faith Kitchen in Dover. 

On Small Business Saturday, anyone who brings in three (3) non- perishable food items will receive 15% off purchases at Runner’s Haven.  Raffles and sale specials will be held throughout the day – go to runnershavenrandolph.com for further details. Store hours are 10-5 on Saturday and there will be an extended open house from 5-7 pm.

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Below are some other Randolph small businesses that will be showcased at Runner’s Haven on Small Business Saturday.

Brooklyn Bagels, celebrating 4 years –517 Route 10 E – Bobby Spiropoulos, owner – free breakfast sandwich with purchase of $25 or more at Runner’s Haven between 10 and 2 on Small Business Saturday. Must be redeemed same day at Brooklyn Bagel.

Knothe’s Farm Market & Greenhouse,  celebrating 100 years of family ownership - 645 Millbrook Ave –    Complimentary homemade baked pie tasting.   Stop by Runner’s Haven to taste their delicious Dutch Apple and Pumpkin Pies.  Knothe’s is now open for holiday pie ordering and Christmas tree tagging.

Scalici’s Pizza & Restaurant, celebrating 15 years – 138 Center Grove Rd – Andre Scalici, owner – Pizza is a must after the big turkey day.  Scalici’s pizza will be served at Runner’s Haven throughout the afternoon.

Randolph Acme – 690 Millbrook Ave - Runner’s Haven is also working with the local Acme promoting their food drive, which is going on until November 22nd. Anyone who purchases the $10 food bag at the Randolph Acme will also receive 15% off their purchase on Small Business Saturday.  The Acme food drive benefits the regional Feeding America Food Bank.  Many may not realize the Randolph Acme also donates weekly to the Market Street Mission in Morristown throughout the year.

With an added twist Runner’s Haven will be competing against their fellow run specialty store Runner’s High in Freehold who is also holding their annual food drive on Small Business Saturday. Morris County vs The Shore – see who comes out on top in this very worthy competition.

Shop Small is about more than just shopping at small businesses. It’s a cause that helps to support local economies and promote vibrant diverse communities. It’s a nationwide movement fueled by shoppers and business owners who come together and celebrate the community because they know it matters.

What is Small Business Saturday?

It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Small businesses play a key role in helping communities thrive. By shopping or dining at your favorite local places throughout the year, you are showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact in your community.

The Interfaith Food Pantry serves Morris County with a mission to improve the health and well- being of Morris County residents by providing access to food, nutrition education and related resources. The items most needed:

Canned Fruit

100% Fruit Juice – 32 oz preferred

Canned Vegetables

Pasta

Canned Beans (pinto, red kidney, pork and beans)

Parmalat

Evaporated Milk

Peanut Butter – 18 oz preferred

Hearty Soups

Baby Cereal – Oatmeal

Boost, Ensure

Interfaith Food Pantry’s web address is mcifp.org