Best Running Shop in Boston

2015 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston

This was a winner in our 2015 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2015 winners…Read More

2014 Best Running Shop

South End Athletic Company

Boston

Neighborhood running shops really have to go the extra mile (sorry, we couldn’t resist) to compete with the big guys these days. And South End Athletic Company does just that,…Read More

2014 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston

This was a winner in our 2014 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2014 winners…Read More

2013 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston

On Marathon Monday, the Marathon Sports location on Boylston Street lost its window and some inventory. But the staffers here never abandoned their single-minded runners’ focus: Clothes for sale became…Read More

2012 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Brookline

After sizing you up, the running enthusiasts here will walk you through their enticing selection of trainers and racers, let you take ’em for a spin, then watch you jog…Read More

2011 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Brookline

Here road warriors can find the latest shoes; outerwear built to withstand the elements; and a multitude of accessories and performance-boosting extras. What puts Marathon out in front, however, is…Read More

2009 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Brookline

Yeah, they’re only shoes. And yeah, Kenyans run without ’em. But until you swap the Esplanade for the Savannah, you’d best take your jogging footwear seriously. The running savants at…Read More

2007 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Brookline

There’s a myth that says running requires nothing more than comfortable sneakers and willpower. Untrue: If you’re serious about the sport (or are merely trying to look as if you…Read More

2006 Best Running Shop

Boston Running Company

Boston

When Diddy ran the New York City Marathon as a last-minute, made-for-MTV fundraiser/publicity stunt, he was able to enlist the legendary Alberto Salazar to help him through his crash-course, five-week…Read More

2005 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston

The wall of New Balance, Nike, Brooks, and Saucony sneakers is just for starters. Marathon Sports also stocks running maps, reflective vests, fuel belts, and fun gadgets. But what really…Read More

2004 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston

From the crowds who cheer on marathoners to the city-dwellers who do bridge loops along the Charles, Boston is a runner’s city. And no place helps locals log the miles…Read More

2003 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston

Any running shop can outfit you with warm winter running tights, a cool stopwatch, or the best summer dry-fit shirt. But only the best can motivate you to actually get…Read More

2002 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston

After years of outfitting die-hard and amateur runners alike from its outlying locations, Marathon Sports has opened a high-profile branch right at the finish of the Boston Marathon. Has success…Read More

2001 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Cambridge

Boston is (as a running city should be) chock full of running shops. But none provides the level of personal attention offered at Marathon Sports, where the staff is rigorously…Read More

1998 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Cambridge

By a mile, Marathon packs a lot of running expertise and merchandise into its very small Cambridge anchor store, but as they say, size doesn’t matter. The prices aren’t much…Read More

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