It’s no secret that Richmond’s a running town. The streets of the River City boast professionals like multi-American Record holder Keira D’Amato and 3:56 miler Waleed Suleiman. It’s also home to the “World’s Friendliest Marathon” and thousands of everyday runners.
If you’re looking for a locally-owned place to pick up gear for yourself or the runner in your life— keep scrolling.
PR Run & Walk by Keira D’Amato
The first retail venture by Nike pro marathoner and Midlothian resident Keira D’Amato, PR Run & Walk just moved to a new location on Monday, Dec. 18. The new space at 15712 WC Commons Way in Midlothian’s Westchester Commons is larger than the original storefront, but offers the same high-tech shoe-fitting system.
PR has a wide selection of shoe brands, a knowledgeable staff, and an in-depth fitting process. It also does online orders. Fun fact: City Editor David’s first post-college job was at PR Run & Walk.
Lucky Road, founded in 1999 in Fredericksburg, has been in the Richmond area since 2012. In January of 2023, it moved into the Carytown location formerly held by Roadrunner Sports. This expansion brought its total number of locations to four — it also has storefronts in Fredericksburg, Midlothian, and Willow Lawn.
Not only is Lucky Road a great choice for a shoe fitting, but it sponsors several local races.
While it’s not a running specialty store, Walkabout Outfitters has a solid variety of running and hiking supplies along with its myriad outdoor equipment. Founded in Lexington, VA in 2005, Walkabout’s Carytown location is just a short walk — or jog — from Lucky Road.
If you’re ready to hit the trails running, Walkabout is the perfect spot for all your off-road and outdoor needs.