Fairmount Running Company
2023 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Mon 12 – 6 pm, Tue 10 am – 7 pm, Wed 10 am – 8 pm, Thu – Fri 10 am – 7 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 12 – 5 pm
Fairmount Running Company is a specialty running store associated with the Jenkintown Running Company and located near Center City. In fact, the original owner of the stores is now 90 years old and still works at the Jenkintown location! The store offers gait analysis based on the runner’s history, and staff are Brooks SuperFeet certified. Unlike many specialty stores with a high turnover rate, most employees at FRC and JRC have been with the company for over two years. All employees have run in college competitively, and many are still actively training at a high level. The store offers a wide selection of shoes, apparel, and nutrition, but does not offer some types of minimalist footwear, including Hokas and Altras. The popular Fairmount Running Club, which was voted “Best Running Club” in Philadelphia, uses the Center City store as its meeting location for Wednesday group runs. Group runs occur on the following days:
- Tuesday – 6:45 pm: Workout on the Art Museum steps. This popular workout attracts around 80 participants each week!
- Wednesday – 6:45 pm: A five-mile group run leaves from the store each Wednesday. The average pace is 8 – 9 minute miles, but all paces are welcome.
- Thursday – 6:00 am: This group run is 5 miles out and back and leaves from Lloyd Hall. The pace is slightly faster than the Wednesday group run.