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The hardest part about running? Just getting yourself out the door, especially when the bitter winter cold suggests you take refuge indoors. For those committed to logging those miles, here are 12 local running and sporting goods stores committed to keeping you properly equipped for the winter season—and beyond.


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1. Athleta

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1722-1724 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-1983
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Athleta's line of Unstinkable running apparel wards off of the funk with fabric treated with natural silver salts.

2. Bryn Mawr Running Co

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828 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 527-5510
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This full-service running shop can outfit you from head to toe. Brands include Nike, Asics, The North Face, Prana, Adidas, Brooks, and New Balance. Training gadgets are also offered. [Image credit: Bryn Mawr Running Co.]

3. City Sports

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1608 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 985-5860
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Men and women can hit the ground running in gear from Puma, Brooks, New Balance, Under Armour, and many more. Don't forget to pick up one of City Sports' ubiquitous logo tees. [Image credit: City Sports]

4. Fairmount Running Company

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2023 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(267) 639-6046
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Here, expect track and field competition shoes and team apparel. This shop's sister store, Jenkintown Running Company, is located in — you guessed it — Jenkintown. [Image credit: Fairmount Running Company/Facebook]

5. Knit Wit

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1729 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-4760
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For the ladies who prefer to train in style, Knit Wit carries Stella McCartney x Adidas. [Image credit: Knit Wit]

6. Lady Foot Locker

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Market Street & South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-0881
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Lady Foot Locker's location with the gallery has everything you'd expect from this sporting goods chain: women's running sneakers, apparel, and accessories from name brands. [Image credit: Lady Foot Locker/Facebook]

7. Lululemon

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1527 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 563-4806
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Lululemon offers covetable running gear for both guys and gals. [Image credit: Lululemon]

8. Marshalls

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1044 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-4912
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This discount retailer stocks bargain-priced athletic gear from top name brands, like New Balance, Nike, and Adidas. Scour the clearance racks for the best deals. [Image credit: Marshalls/Pinterest]

9. Modell's Sporting Goods

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1528 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 972-8080
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Stop into Modell's for sneakers and running gear from the likes of Saucony, Nike, and Adidas. Men's and women's styles are available. [Image credit: Modell's]

10. Old Navy

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1001 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 413-7012
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It may not be the highest quality, but Old Navy's athletic apparel is easy on the wallet. [Image credit: Old Navy]

11. Philadelphia Runner

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1601 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 972-8333
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This independently-owned running and walking specialty store has additional locations in University City and Glen Mills. [Image credit: Philadelphia Runner/Facebook]

12. Rittenhouse Sports

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1717 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 569-9957
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A Rittenhouse Row retailer, Rittenhouse Sports offers gait analysis to ensure your new sneaks are a perfect fit. [Image credit: Yelp]

1. Athleta

1722-1724 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Athleta's line of Unstinkable running apparel wards off of the funk with fabric treated with natural silver salts.
1722-1724 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. Bryn Mawr Running Co

828 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
This full-service running shop can outfit you from head to toe. Brands include Nike, Asics, The North Face, Prana, Adidas, Brooks, and New Balance. Training gadgets are also offered. [Image credit: Bryn Mawr Running Co.]
828 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

3. City Sports

1608 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Men and women can hit the ground running in gear from Puma, Brooks, New Balance, Under Armour, and many more. Don't forget to pick up one of City Sports' ubiquitous logo tees. [Image credit: City Sports]
1608 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Fairmount Running Company

2023 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Here, expect track and field competition shoes and team apparel. This shop's sister store, Jenkintown Running Company, is located in — you guessed it — Jenkintown. [Image credit: Fairmount Running Company/Facebook]
2023 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

5. Knit Wit

1729 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
For the ladies who prefer to train in style, Knit Wit carries Stella McCartney x Adidas. [Image credit: Knit Wit]
1729 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

6. Lady Foot Locker

Market Street & South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Lady Foot Locker's location with the gallery has everything you'd expect from this sporting goods chain: women's running sneakers, apparel, and accessories from name brands. [Image credit: Lady Foot Locker/Facebook]
Market Street & South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

7. Lululemon

1527 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Lululemon offers covetable running gear for both guys and gals. [Image credit: Lululemon]
1527 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

8. Marshalls

1044 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
This discount retailer stocks bargain-priced athletic gear from top name brands, like New Balance, Nike, and Adidas. Scour the clearance racks for the best deals. [Image credit: Marshalls/Pinterest]
1044 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

9. Modell's Sporting Goods

1528 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Stop into Modell's for sneakers and running gear from the likes of Saucony, Nike, and Adidas. Men's and women's styles are available. [Image credit: Modell's]
1528 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

10. Old Navy

1001 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
It may not be the highest quality, but Old Navy's athletic apparel is easy on the wallet. [Image credit: Old Navy]
1001 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

11. Philadelphia Runner

1601 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
This independently-owned running and walking specialty store has additional locations in University City and Glen Mills. [Image credit: Philadelphia Runner/Facebook]
1601 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

12. Rittenhouse Sports

1717 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
A Rittenhouse Row retailer, Rittenhouse Sports offers gait analysis to ensure your new sneaks are a perfect fit. [Image credit: Yelp]
1717 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103