Philadelphia Runner is an independent and locally owned specialty running company that strives to be more than just another running store.

We are runners and fitness enthusiasts hoping to share our passion and experiences, strengthen the Philadelphia fitness and running community, and inspire others to start moving.



Whether you are walking 2 miles a day, running 100 miles a week, or taking boot camp classes on the river, we have the apparel, shoes, and trained staff to make sure your fitness experience is enjoyable.



With the guidance of our staff, there is no need to pick out gear and hope it will work – we take the guesswork out of the game and help you find the best fit for your needs with our fit process



We believe in good runs, good shoes, and good times. Our doors, like our runs, are open to everyone.

Visit us in Center City, University City, Manayunk or Glen Mills


Movie Night in University City!

On Saturday, May 6, at 5:45 a.m. in Monza, Italy, three men (Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese and Lelisa Desisa) raced around the Autodromo Nazionale Monza complex’s fixed 2.4-km loop. They were chasing down the elusive 1:59:59 marathon, a monster challenge that was years in the making.

The athletes’ epic journeys — from being invited to join the team, to going through tests in wind tunnels and sports labs, and their day-to-day lives in eastern Africa, right through crossing the finish line — are chronicled in “Breaking2,” a one-hour documentary special produced by National Geographic Studios as part of a co-production partnership with Nike. The film uncovers the power of human potential and explores the emotional journey that bonded these three super-athletes as they gave their all to try to make the impossible possible.

Join us for a screening of Breaking2 and Nike Project 101 (featuring some of our staff!) on Tuesday, September 26th in our University City shop. The movie will start promptly at 7PM, please be on time or stop by a little early!