Okay, an update! I was able to find a nice runner at Goodwill for only $3.00! The colors match, too!
Since it's yard sale time, don't balk at used rugs, they're easy to clean, even the large oriental-looking (not real ones, tho!) type. Take them outside and hose them down good. Squirt some dish liquid on them (not bunches, but enough), wet them again and sorta walk/rub all over them - continue using the hose on them to agitate, too. When the kids were little, my rugs were spotless when I brought them in, they loved this part of the job! Keep hosing them off 'til you don't see any (or much) suds. Hang them up and sorta squeegie out as much water as possible. Hang them over the porch railing, across the patio table or anywhere big enough to dry - might take a day or two, so keep moving them into the sun.
If your rug is very deep colored, keep in mind the color might bleed into any fringe or trimming a bit, but your rug will look and smell almost new - I've used this technique on the nastiest...well, really dirty rugs and it has always worked...Liz