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A Sherbrooke running shop is running groceries to those in need

Meet the running shop that's delivering groceries by foot, in a running stroller

Le Coureur, a running shop in Sherbrooke, Que., is running groceries to the elderly in their community. The shop is currently closed to the public, so the employees began delivering their product to local runners, and decided they could start delivering other things as well. Delivering groceries to a senior living community seemed like a good place to begin. La Tribune reports that store owner Joël St-Louis wanted the on-foot delivery service to start by helping a retirement community.

“We thought we would start with the VÜ residence. People place their orders, we have a bank of runners. [On Tuesday], we made four deliveries.”

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The store’s 18 employees will run grocery orders to the clients. There are sanitary measures taken, and the groceries are put in a three-wheeled cart (which is actually an adapted running stroller). There are currently three grocery stores on the runners’ route between the Le Coureur store and the retirement community.

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But the store doesn’t just deliver groceries–they’re delivering shoes as well. If you’re in need of a new pair of kicks, they’ll drop them at your doorstep. Simply call or email (the details are on their Instagram account) to see what they’ve got in stock. Le Coureur is just one of the many Canadian shops delivering shoes to local runners. See here for a list of Canadian independent running shops that can get you new shoes in no time.

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