Washington, D.C.:

Pacers

Pacers

1427 P Street, Washington, D.C.

(202) 506-2029

Mon – Fri 11 am – 9 pm

Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm

http://runpacers.com/

Pacers is a family-owned D.C.-metro area chain focused on growing the D.C. running community. In fact, the Logan Circle store offers group runs three days a week: Monday at 6:30 pm, Tuesday at 7 pm, and Thursday at 7 pm. With five locations across the D.C. Metro Area, the group run routes vary from store to store; the Logan Circle location runs through sections of Rock Creek Park for distances of 2 to 6 miles. All other Pacers locations also offer Tuesday and Thursday runs, but only the Logan Circle store has runs on Mondays. Most of the locations are convenient to Metro stations, so travelers should be able to access the stores easily. Experienced local runners staff the stores and offer video gait analysis; those looking for minimal shoes should check the Northern Virginia stores, as the Logan Circle location does not have a large selection.  Each store also features a selection of D.C. and standard running apparel, and the staff is helpful and knowledgeable.

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  1. Pacers is a great running store. I’m most familiar with the Clarendon (Arlington) and King Street (Alexandria) locations. Pacers sponsors several mid-distance local races from 5K to 10 Miles. The George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Miler is a fun one. You start at Mount Vernon (George Washington’s house) and run the GW Parkway north to Old Town Alexandria for a great finish party. The race is annually in mid April. Other races (mostly 5Ks) are centered around holidays such as Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Veteran’s Day, etc. So if you’re in DC for a holiday, check out the Pacers event listing to see if there is a race.

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