135 N. Loudoun St.
Winchester VA, 22601

Store Hours:
M-F: 10am - 7 pm
Sat: 10am - 6 pm
Sun: 1pm - 5 pm

(540) 665-8394
(888) 665-8394

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Helping you run farther

Helping you run farther!!!

Tuesday and Friday Group Runs

Join Karen and our growing band of runners on Tuesdays and Fridays for a 30 minute (more or less) run.

Join the Runners Retreat Rewards Program!

Get 1 point for every dollar spent and earn a $20 Gift Certificate for every 250 points

Get 50 points just for signing up and another 50 if you purchase 2 pairs of shoes together (min $175 purchase)

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Mark Stickley, owner of Runner's Retreat on the Loudoun Street Mall, has formed a partnership with New Balance to create an adhesive handle that attaches to shoe boxes. The handle is an ecologically friendly alternative to plastic bags. (Photo by Scott Mason, Winchester Star)

Winchester Star story here

Helping You Run Farther

Runners' Retreat is a running specialty store but cater to more than just runners. Walkers or people who spend a lot of time of their feet or have foot or back problems are just as important to us. And of course, we are here for runners who have been around the block more than a few times or are getting ready for their first journey down the street.

So don't be intimidated if you are coming here for the first time! We know running and we are here to help. But be prepared! We'll ask you a lot of questions -- like how far you run, what your injury history is, etc. Bring in an old pair of running shoes so we can examine the wear pattern. If you're new to running just bring your bare feet so we can watch you walk. Then we'll put you in a new pair of shoes and watch you run down the mall -- outside, the natural habitat of most runners.


For the record, we parked our treadmill years ago. For one thing, it was broken. For another, we found that most runners (especially kids and others that are new to the sport) struggle to run naturally on a treadmill. And it's hard for us to get an accurate assessment of someone's gait if they are clinging the the handrails of a treadmill. Since most people run on hard surfaces it's best to try out new shoes on a similar surface.

Once we get you in the right category -- either Motion Control, Neutral or Stability -- we'll let you try on as many shoes as your heart desires. In fact we'll insist you try at least one, preferably two, other models. Remember, at Runners' Retreat you don't just get a pair of shoes, you get a workout! Then, when you're happy, we're happy!

If you are new to running or walking you definitely need to see us! Don't just buy something cheap to see if you will stick with it. Chances are you will end up hurt or uncomfortable. Invest in quality shoes up front and you won't regret it. We bet you will come to love running or walking!

ASICS SAUCONY Addias Brooks Mizuno New Balance

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