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.
SHOES & GEAR
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.
Countdown to the Broad Street Run: 3 weeks!
We put together 3 easy things that you can do today to get ready for race day:
1. Get fitted for running shoes. Running 10 miles in a shoe that doesn't work for you can end your Broad Street Run goals before you get to the starting line. Stop by one of our shops for a free shoe fitting and gait analysis. With the guidance of our staff, there's no need to pick out a shoe and hope it works - we'll help you pick the shoe that meets your needs.
2. Gear up! Running gear can make or break your running routine. After you find the right pair of shoes for you, it's time to pick out some socks and apparel. The #1 rule for socks and running apparel is to avoid cotton! Try on a few styles and brands to see what feels the most comfortable to you then pick up a few pairs of socks, tops and bottoms so you have options to choose from. You never know what the weather will be like on race day!
3. Accessorize! Here are some of our favorite accessories for race day:
- Bodyglide - This essential prevents whatever chafing you may have experienced.
- Carriers - Packs like Spibelt or Nathan vests/backpacks are helpful to carry keys, credit cards, cell phone, nutrition, and other miscellaneous items you may need or want on the run.
- Compression socks and sleeves - some people find them very helpful to wear while running or after to provide support and aid in recovery.
- Music - We know a lot of runners who love to run with music so they have invested in running headphones and arm bands or a different carrier for their phones.
- Watch - Recording your time is possible on an inexpensive Timex, but for more data a Garmin GPS watch will help you track pace, distance, and heart rate to help you improve.