Our Mission

Philadelphia Runner Co-Owners Ross & Bryan

Philadelphia Runner Co-Owners Ross & Bryan

About Philadelphia Runner

Connecting, inspiring, and strengthening the Philadelphia running and fitness community since 2004. This city and the streets running through it define us, and our culture is built on the idea that working out can and should be fun, and it is always more fun when you are part of a vibrant community of like-minded people. We aren’t the fastest runners in the world – we come from a variety of backgrounds, but we are all passionate about running, fitness, and living a healthy lifestyle. Oh, and not least of all, the glorious post-workout pint with friends.

Our mission is health and movement. Moving from where you are now, to where you want to go. From the best brands and resources, to group runs and community events - we are Philly's local hub for an urban, active lifestyle.


We support countless races, groups, and causes. This community is our starting line, and finding ways to support and grow an active and healthy Philadelphia is our main focus. We might be biased, but we believe that Philadelphia is greatest running community in the world. Why? Because it is made up of people like you and me, who aren’t afraid to get out there and use their feet to change their community. We don’t stand idly by when marathon finishers stumble across the finish line - we stand up and cheer, and we put our voice and soul into it (and a lot of cowbell).

We run Philadelphia. We are not just a shoe store. We are a community.