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Road Runner Sports Opens New Arlington Retail Store at Pentagon Row

Community invited to bring used or unwanted shoes to benefit kids with permanent physical disabilities

Inside the new Road Runner store in Arlington, Virginia.
Road Runner is a specialty running store with digital foot scanning and shoe fitting systems. (Photo: Road Runner Sports)

ARLINGTON, VA. —  Road Runner Sports, a specialty running, walking and fitness retailer, opened its newest retail location in Pentagon Row at 1101 S Joyce St Suite #B-23 in Arlington at the end of February. The specialty running store features a digital foot scanner and shoe fitting system, plus roughly 4,500 square feet of retail space.

Road Runner Sports Arlington is the retailer’s 42nd brick and mortar in the U.S.

Road Runner Sports specializes in The Perfect Fit Zone, a revolutionary fit analysis using a 3D scan of the foot paired with treadmill testing of one’s foot mechanics to produce customized insoles and helps you find the perfect fitting shoe. Road Runner Sports is one of the largest running specialty retailers in the country, offering a vast selection of running shoes, accessories and apparel, including its own in-house athletic apparel brands R-Gear and KORSA.

The 4500 square foot Road Runner Sports in Arlington, Virginia offers premium running gear. (Photo: Road Runner Sports)
The 4500 square foot Road Runner Sports in Arlington, Virginia offers premium running gear. (Photo: Road Runner Sports)

“We look forward to serving the local Arlington community through our premium running gear combined with the perfect fitting shoe,” said Road Runner Sports Director of Customer Acquisition Sean Peterson. “Whether you’re an avid runner or just starting your fitness regimen, we aim to help you get best equipped to meet your health and wellness goals.”

Bring Your Unwanted Shoes and Help Project Sole

To kick off its soft open, Road Runner Sports partners with Project Sole to help achieve its mission of ‘Give compassion and a pair of shoes’ to impoverished communities. In addition, for every used or unwanted shoe brought to Road Runner Sports Arlington, Project Sole will donate $3 to Athletes Helping Athletes (AHA), a nonprofit founded by Road Runner Sports to provide free adaptive bikes to children with permanent physical disabilities.

Since its inception in 2000, AHA has awarded 1,520 adaptive bikes. Last year, the charity changed the lives of 54 children. This year, AHA has gifted adaptive bikes to three families so far, and is looking to award five more local recipients this spring. To apply, click here.

Road Runner Sports Arlington is open now at 1101 S Joyce St Suite #B-23, Arlington, VA 22202. For more information, visit

About Road Runner Sports

Road Runner Sports was founded in 1983 by Chief Runner Mike Gotfredson. Fueled by a love of health and fitness, the Chief Runner brought Road Runner Sports to life in a San Diego garage. Road Runner Sports has grown to become one of the leading national retailers of running gear. For more information, visit

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