Best Sporting Goods Stores In Washington, D.C.

January 26, 2011 4:41 PM

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D.C. has always been an active city, with some of the best running and biking trails in the nation. So where do all the area’s athletes get the gear they need? The best sporting goods stores in Washington, D.C., are great spots to get expert advice and some of the best gear for almost any sport. – Allie Moore
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Fleet Feet Sports

1841 Columbia Rd. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 387-3888

Tailored to the runners, walkers and triathletes in the District, Fleet Feet Sports boasts a stellar training program for those who are looking to meet their fitness goals, whether they be running a 5K race or a full marathon. They also offer group runs, ladies night fun runs, and all the footwear, apparel and accessories you need for your own level of fitness.

City Sports

1111 19th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 467-4100

715 7th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 638-3115

7121 Arlington Rd.
Bethesda, Md. 20814
(301) 718-1007

3338 M St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 618-6120

With four locations, the City Sports chain offers some of the best sporting good stores in Washington, D.C. Athletes of all skill levels can find what they need to excel at their sports of choice. Expert salespeople are there to advise you on the perfect shoe, apparel, equipment and more for your active lifestyle. Runners can join the City Sports Run Club and run with a group every week. Discounts are sometimes given to local race participants, and training and nutrition tips are available on the Web site.

Modell’s Sporting Goods

1518 Benning Rd. N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 399-6583

Not just for runners or cyclists, Modell’s Sporting Goods has equipment and apparel for practically every physical activity on the planet. Update your game room with billiards, darts and poker accessories, or outfit your family with top-of-the-line backpacks, sunglasses, hats and jackets. It’s time to sell that dusty old treadmill and upgrade your home gym with a new elliptical machine, dumbbells or an exercise bike. Whatever your athletic needs, Modell’s Sporting Goods is pretty likely to come to your rescue.

Georgetown Running Company

3401 M St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-8626

A favorite for local runners and cyclists, Georgetown Running Company typically flies under the radar because of its out-of-the-way M Street location. Running experts run the tiny shop in Georgetown and offer experienced gait analysis by monitoring runners on a treadmill in the store. Like other D.C. sporting goods spots, they hold group runs multiple times a week for both beginning and advanced runners.

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