1. We Build Community Ties, Connections, and Lasting Relationships
Potomac River Running has been a part of the local community for over 17 years. We opened up our first store in Ashburn in 2003 and haven’t looked back since! With 9 stores across the Northern Virginia and DC region, we have established so many community ties, connections, and relationships over the past 17 years. We know our repeat customers by name and love to support our local high school track and cross country teams. We also work with our younger runners through our youth track programs. In addition, we support many local community races and charitable organizations. Join our community and =PR= family by shopping local today.
2. Better Service
Shopping local means you are getting the best service possible. From the minute you walk in the door, you will be greeted by a friendly =PR= staff member. They will guide your through your entire shopping experience, providing any needed help or advice. We offer the kind of top-notch personal service that can only be found when shopping locally!
3. Product Expertise
When you walk into =PR=, rest assured that the staff are experts on each product we carry. From shoes to electronics to sports bras (and everything in between), we can tell you about each product and how it will help you feel better on your runs, walks, and workouts.
4. We Know Runners and Walkers Because We Are Runners and Walkers
At =PR=, we know your aches and pains, and your running/walking needs because we are runners and walkers ourselves! Each staff member is passionate about running, walking, and being active. We love to give customers advice drawing from our expert product knowledge as well as personal experiences.
5. Complimentary Gait (Form) Analysis
Come into any =PR= store and receive a complimentary gait (form) analysis. One of our expert staff members will perform a gait analysis where they watch you walk or run on a treadmill. The staff records the walk or run on an iPad and then replays it in slow motion to show you what your feet are doing as you move. After this process, the staff will bring out shoes for you to try on that are specific to the needs of your foot. The shoe fitting process can also include an insole fitting/try-on where we will look at your foot and arch to find an insole that will help make your shoe even more comfortable.
6. Find the Perfect Fit, Unique to Your Feet
Running and walking shoes are our speciality. We want to make sure that we have a size, color, and style that works for everyone. Each foot is unique and it is up to our staff to help you find the perfect fit for your feet. Whether you wear a wide, narrow, love high cushion, or just want bright green shoes, we can help you.
7. We Are Just Around the Corner, Right Here in Your Neighborhood
One of the best things about shopping local is that we are right here in your local neighborhood! Drive, bike, run, or walk to the location nearest to you. We have 8 locations across Northern Virginia and 1 location in Washington, DC. We also have an online store where you can shop for your favorite products 24/7 from the comfort of your own home.
8. Our Prices Are The Same and We Price Match
People tend to think that shopping local means they will be paying more for their product. At =PR=, this is not the case! Our prices are the same as the big retailers and brands meaning you are getting the same great deals with us that you would by ordering online or shopping at a big box store. Find a product that we carry for a cheaper price elsewhere? Show us what you find and we can price match!
9. We Support Local High School Track and Cross Country Teams
We love to support our local youth and high school runners! By giving all kids 15% off, we make sure that our local athletes are equipped with the best shoes possible for an affordable price. In addition, we give back to the schools through our high school donation program.
10. Shop, Train, and Race in Your Community
Beyond shopping locally at =PR=, did you know you can also train and race locally with us as well? Check out prtrainingprograms.com for information about group training and personalized one-on-one coaching. Looking to test your fitness? Sign up for one of our races at prraces.com. While our races are typically located all over the Northern Virginia/DC community, currently they are virtual so that you can create a race course in your very own neighborhood or on your favorite local trail.