If you need running gear, there are dedicated shops specifically for runners. In this article, we’ve featured 10 top running stores in Minnesota.
Minneapolis’ Mill City Running opened in 2013 thanks to owners Jeff and Bekah Metzdorff. They brought on a group of staff as passionate about running as they are, and it shows! Mill City is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, closes an hour earlier on Saturdays, and opens an hour later on Sundays.
Mill City Running carries a broad selection of just about anything you could need on the run. From specialized running shoes to moisture-wicking athletic gear, Mill City has a bit of everything. And if you’re looking to form a bond, check out Mill City’s community events!
To reach out, head to Mill City Running’s contact page.
GEAR Running Store is an eco and community-friendly running shop in the heart of Minneapolis. They’re a family-owned-and-operated shop and regularly contribute to the MORE Foundation Group; in short, GEAR is a good store run by good people. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, close an hour early on Saturdays, and open an hour late on Sundays.
They carry a wide range of awesome gear, from merch that supports the MORE Foundation to activewear, running shoes, and even a few trail maps to get you running new paths! If you look hard enough, you’ll find all of the most well-known brands and a few specialty, hard-to-find ones, too!
Head to GEAR Running Store’s contact page to learn more.
3. Run N Fun
Run N Fun has been a household name in St. Paul since 1991. In that time, they’ve developed a fantastic reputation and won several “Best Of” awards from local publications. Run N Fun is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closes an hour early on Saturdays, and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Run N Fun has everything you could need to enjoy, well, a run and some fun! They’ve got a massive selection of running shoes, an endless swathe of activewear, and even a few snacks to keep the energy up. You can also check out the Brave Like Gabe collection to fund a good cause.
Check out Run N Fun’s contact page for more information.
4. Running Room
Running Room is another well-known name in St. Paul with a focus on bringing the best running gear to the Midwest. They have a wildly knowledgable staff, a great selection, and a wide range of community events hosted each year. Running Room is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and closed on Mondays.
Running Room carries the standard array of running shoes, moisture-wicking activewear, and even a decent selection of “outdoorsy-chique” fashion to remind those around you that you’re a runner. And if you want training or community events, you’re in luck – Running Room has both in spades.
To learn more, head to Running Room’s contact page.
TerraLoco opened in the heart of Rochester in 2012. Over the past decade, they’ve built a loyal following of rabid runners through their drive, love of the sport, and dedication to their work. TerraLoco is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and is closed on Sundays.
TerraLoco carries a great selection of shoes for the whole family in all of the best brands you could want, alongside a broad selection of active apparel, running accessories (for you and your furry friend), and more. TerraLoco also hosts a wide range of events if you’re seeking a touch of community.
Head to TerraLoco’s contact page to learn more.
Unsurprisingly, the Duluth Running Co. is located in (you guessed it) Duluth! Their approach to running is unique and refreshing, reminding the staff that running is about people rather than their fast legs. Duluth Running Co. is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, until 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12-5 p.m. on Sundays.
They carry everything you could need on the trail. From slick running shoes and thermally-regulating running gear for those Midwestern winters, you’re certain to find what you need at Duluth Running Co.
To learn more, go to the Duluth Running Co’s contact page.
Don’t be fooled by the barebones website – Austin-Jarrow Sports is one of Duluth’s best running stores. They carry a massive range of gear, are incredibly friendly, and know their stuff quite well. Austin-Jarrow Sports is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. M-F, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12-5 p.m. on Sundays.
They carry all of the best-known brands, including Adidas, Birkenstocks, New Balance, and more. You can also find discounted activewear from the most beloved names in running, supplements, accessories, and anything you could possibly need for your run.
To learn more, head to Austin-Jarrow Sports’ main page.
Be honest – you know this name. Arc’teryx is one of Bloomington’s most well-loved names in running. With an incredible selection, experienced staff across the world, and a proven name, Arc’teryx is sure to serve you well. Arc’teryx is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, open an hour earlier and an hour later on Friday/Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
No matter your needs, Arc’teryx is certain to have what you need. Even if you’re more of a hiker or camper than a runner – they’ve got you covered. Climbing gear, running gear, camping equipment – you name it, Arc’teryx has it. So head on down and check them out to fill all of your outdoorsy needs!
To learn more, head to Arc’teryx’s contact page.
TC Running Company is a Midwest, locally-owned business with a focus on running. If you’re in Eden Prairie or Maple Grove, you already know this – but I have to spoil the secret! For truly fantastic running gear and a friendly community, TC Running Company is the best choice in the area. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, closes an hour early on Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
No matter what you need, you’ll find it with TC Running. If you need shoes or clothing, they carry every brand you could need. And if you’re seeking community and fun events, they also do that – seriously, there’s very little that TC Running doesn’t do.
To learn more, head to TC Running Company’s contact page.
Right Fit Running’s name rather says it all – if you’re in need of the perfect fit for your running gear, look no further. Blaine’s Right Fit is a fantastic and well-loved local name, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays.
Right Fit is focused on helping you find the best fit for your body. As such, you’ll need to go inside to view their inventory, but once you do, it’s like runner’s heaven. Shoes, activewear, accessories, and even snacks – they have (seemingly) everything!
To learn more, head to Right Fit Running’s contact page.