Running Shop Forest Lake MN

Local resource for running shops in Forest Lake. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to running apparel and fitness gear, as well as advice and content on running.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(763) 323-8611
Riverdale Village
Coon Rapids, MN
Gander Mountain
(763) 783-7200
10650 Baltimore St Ne Gander Mountain #487
Blaine, MN
Sports Authority
(763) 427-2669
Riverdale Mall, 3420 124th Avenue Northwest
Coon Rapids, MN
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

The Sports Authority #711
(651) 264-9522
8323 3Rd St N Woodbury
Oakdale, MN
Macys Inc #236
(651) 773-6600
3001 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN
Gander Mountain
(651) 464-0707
14640 W Freeway Dr Gander Mountain #485
Forest Lake, MN
The Sports Authority #705
(763) 786-2200
10 Coon Rapids Blvd Coon Rapids
Coon Rapids, MN
The Sports Authority #708
(763) 427-2669
3420 124Th Avenue Northwest Riverdale Mall
Coon Rapids, MN
Gander Mountain
(651) 770-4880
1747 Beam Ave E Gander Mountain #482
Maplewood, MN
Joes Sporting Goods
(651) 209-7800
33 County Rd B E
Saint Paul, MN

Brooks Green Silence $100

Brooks Green Silence $100
The Green Silence is Brooks’ first new racing shoe in a decade.  

The shoe demonstrates that performance and sustainability are compatible; many of the components are made from recycled plastics and the shoe is built with water-based adhesives and uses soy-based inks. The new midsole geometry provides flexibility and cushioning, with just enough outersole for traction and durability. The upper is open mesh with a nicely cushioned tongue that opens only on the lateral side in order to provide extra medial support. The shoes have a unique appearance, as the contrasting red and yellow colors are transposed, so the shoes aren’t identical, and the midsole of the right is red, while the left is yellow. The curved shape favors the higher-arched feet, however the roomy forefoot may allow enough wiggle room for lowerarched feet to find an acceptable fit.

  • Sizes: men 4–12,13,14 (unisex)
  • Weight: 8.0 oz. (men’s 11)
  • Shape: semi-curved to curved
  • Fit: snug heel, wide forefoot For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
  • Range: efficient runners - up to a marathon; heavy strikers - up to 20K or just beyond

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Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175

Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175
Newton’s neutral trainer Gravitas=Gravity (Gravitas is Latin for gravity) has reached the second round, with some improvements. The upper continues with the same stretchy airmesh as before, but has altered the overlays to provide the saddle-like support with a bit more open forefoot.  

The midsole features a denser foam throughout, both for durability and improved responsiveness. The heel has been slightly reshaped to aid in transition—yes, you’re expected to land on your midfoot or forefoot, but it takes some getting used to—as does the aforementioned reshaped heel. The outersole has a tougher rubber compound on the actuator lugs, blown rubber beneath the toes, and carbon rubber in the heel. Bottom line? The shoe has been upgraded, adding value to a well-designed, high-end shoe.


Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14; Women 5–12

Weight: 11.2 oz. (men’s 11); 8.9 oz. (women’s 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board

For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics


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Vasque Transistor FS $100

Vasque Transistor FS $100
Here Vasque takes a different approach to construction and improves performance in the process. Using a new, better-fitting last that’s contoured to represent the bottom of your feet (most other lasts are fairly flat-bottomed), the construction merges the Strobel board and innersole for the first time in a trail shoe.  

Vasque’s Foot Sync uses its Integrated Custom Footbed over a Flux Foam Strobel board (similar to other EVA boards) to allow the midsole and upper to fit together a bit better. Since the fit elements are distributed between both the upper and the midsole, rather than all in the upper as in most shoes, the shoes fit a bit differently. Generally, medium- to high-arched feet will be best served here, but since it has good volume, it can accommodate a foot that’s bit on the fuller side, as well. A hollow space under heel gives the ride both a more responsive and stable feel. The tread has a grippy traction, the large zigzag lugs flexing well with the sole. For its performance, fit, and innovation, the Transistor FS earned our Best Trail Shoe award.

  • Sizes: men 8–12,13,14; women 5–11
  • Weight: 11.8 oz. (men’s 11); 9.9 oz. (women’s 8)
  • Shape: semi-curved
  • Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Flux Foam Strobel board
  • For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

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Grandma's Marathon
Duluth, MN
Grandma's Marathon was created in 1977 when a local running club called the North Shore Striders partnered with Grandma's Restaurant to plan and host a marathon along Highway 61-one of the most scenic courses in the world. What started as a small road race consisting of 150 runners has grown to be the 13th largest marathon in the United States.When Grandma's Marathon became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1987, the 17-member board of directors, Executive Director, Scott Keenan, and staff of Grandma's Marathon, adopted the philosophy of reaching for the stars and never being satisfied with the status quo. This led to the addition of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in 1991 and the William A. Irvin 5K in 1997. Today, Grandma's Marathon weekend is one of the largest multi-race festivals in the nation. In fact, the 2010 races drew nearly 16,000 participants from all 50 states and 41 different countries, 50,000 race fans from across the globe, and 5,000 volunteers from the Twin Ports and surrounding areas.
Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon
St. Joseph, MN
The course is flat, fast, and picturesque. Many people feel that the trail from Holdingford to St. Joseph is the prettiest portion of the Lake Wobegon Trail. The trail is primarily rural except as it passes through the four small towns along the route. In a post on the"A Prairie Home Companion" website, Garrison Keillor said this about the Lake Wobegon Trail:"I've biked the bike trail-and love the ordinary beauty of farmland and meadow and the towns along it." The course is certified (USATF #MN-08042-RR).The Lake Wobegon Trail is a 10 foot wide asphalt bike trail on a former railroad track. The trail is smooth and has no cant. There is very little elevation change at any time along the entire length of the course. You cannot get lost on this course. Runners join the trail after one mile and then simply follow the trail to the finish. There is only one turn on the entire trail where the trail ‘T's' at about 11 ? miles and runners go left at the ‘T'.
Med-City Marathon
Rochester, MN
The Med-City race is a day of family fun, with a Marathon, Half Marathon, 20 Mile Run/Walk, and a 5K all going on at the same time. Most races start in Byron, following a beautiful country road into the City of Rochester's streets and bike paths before finishing at the Rochester Area Family Y. The 5K starts and ends at the Y.
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN
Zorbaz on Gull Lake Run for the Lakes
Nisswa, MN
Stillwater Marathon
Stillwater, MN
Superior Trail Marathon
Lutsen, MN
The 25k/50k races are on the rugged Superior Hiking Trail in northeastern Minnesota. They are on single track trail and traverse the front range of the Sawtooth Mountains through the Superior National Forest. The trail encompasses some of the most beautiful scenery in northern Minnesota. The National Forest Service and Backpacker Magazine have ranked the Superior Hiking Trail as one of the top hiking trails in the United States
Moose Mountain Marathon
Lutsen, MN
The Marathon is a point-to-point run, starting at the Cramer Road (Cook County Road 1) trailhead on the Superior Hiking Trail, and finishing near Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen. The Marathon course will include a short loop in the early part of the race in order to be full marathon distance. Runners will have access to three aid stations between the start and finish, and will never go more than 8 miles without an opportunity for aid. The Superior Hiking Trail Association (SHTA) publishes a wonderful series of trail maps, complete with descriptions, that cover in detail the sections of trail on which the Marathon will be run. The SHTA also publishes a comprehensive, almost 200-page, Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail. View the maps for this part of the course through the following links:
Minneapolis Marathon
Minneapolis, MN
Team Ortho Donation Campaign Helps Increase Polar Dash Contribution E-mailDonation Checks to Shriners HospitalOn January 1st, 2010, our beneficiary, Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis, was the location for our winter race the Polar Dash 5K and 10K. The hospital was also the recipient of our donation during this race. Team Ortho Foundation was happy to donate $10,000 to Shriners. But above and beyond that, the organization received an additional $2,300 thanks to our Facebook friends. "We held a contest on Facebook during part of December. Team Ortho Foundation donated $5.00 for each new joiner to our Team Ortho Facebook Group until December 28th, it was a huge success," John Larson, executive director for Team Ortho Foundation said.In fact, one person was so moved by the Facebook campaign she offered to match the $5.00 per person donation for the final two day push, which helped bring the number to $2,300. Thank you to all of the people who participate in Team Ortho races and to the anonymous donor for her generosity. With your help all of this is possible!
Half Voyageur Trail Marathon
Carlton, MN
Welcome to the 29th annual Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra! The start, finish, and all race day festivities will be at the Carlton High School. Weather for Voyageur can be extreme. We've had several years when it was hot and humid, including 2003 when it was brutally hot with 90% humidity. Runners spent a lot of time lounging in the creeks along the Grand Portage and Gill Creek trails. 2001 was cool in the mid-50's and wet. Last year we had great conditions with a late race thunderstorm. You must plan for everything except snow, (at least not so far!!).
Mankato Marathon
Mankato, MN
Minnesota's newest marathon! The Inaugural Mankato Marathon, presented by Hy-Vee, is Minnesota's final one of the year and the last chance for runners to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The weekend of Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd is sure to be filled with fun for people (runners and non-runners) of all ages! The races on Saturday will feature a full marathon, a half-marathon, and a 10K. Runners will experience Mankato's beautiful Minnesota River, Red Jacket Trail and scenic bluffs. Runners need not worry though, as the course is looking to be a fast one and steep hills are not included! All races will start at Minnesota State University, Mankato campus and will wind through beautiful trails on the way down to the City Center where runners will pass through Sibley Park and finish in the heart of the City Center.
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