Running Shop Jacksonville NC

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

Omega Sports #18
(910) 989-6330
1250E Western Blvd Ste E Crosspointe Center
Jacksonville, NC
 
Dicks Sporting Goods #309
(910) 455-0928
1112 Western Blvd Jacksonville
Jacksonville, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 851-7721
Cary Crossroads Plaza
Cary, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(910) 793-1904
816 South College Road
Wilmington, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 493-9884
New Hope Commons
Durham, NC
 
Legends Sporting Goods
(910) 353-5155
301 Jacksonville Mall
Jacksonville, NC
 
The Ski Barn
(304) 787-3200
3311 Flat Top Rd.
Ghent, WV
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(704) 896-6244
Birkdale Village
Huntersville, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(704) 598-2577
Northlake Mall
Charlotte, NC
 
Charlotte 49ers Soccer Camp
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC
 

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.

NEUTRAL PERFORMANCE

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.

  • PERFORMANCE TRAIL
  • 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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Boone Winter Marathon
December
Boone, NC
mjenkins26.2@earthlink.net
http://boonemarathon.blogspot.com/
The Boone Marathon Series is really for runners of any distance. The course is a 3.75-mile out-and-back, but you don't even have to do the whole out-and-back if you're not ready for 3.75 miles. Really, runners and walkers of any distance or ability level are welcome here.Our main goal is to create a race environment that is simple and as inexpensive as possible. We're not here to make money (in fact, leave your wallets and purses in the car). It's all about the people here, and we try to be as laid back as possible. We're here for you, the runner.We want to be your backup if plans for another marathon fall through. We want to be a training run for a future race. We want to be a place where you can come meet some other interesting runners. We want to be a place for you to push yourself to get a PR or challenge yourself to run further.
Flatlanders Marathon
July
Boone, NC
mjenkins26.2@earthlink.net
http://boonemarathon.blogspot.com/2009/12/flatlanders-marathon.html
The Boone Marathon Series is really for runners of any distance. The course is a 3.75-mile out-and-back, but you don't even have to do the whole out-and-back if you're not ready for 3.75 miles. Really, runners and walkers of any distance or ability level are welcome here.Our main goal is to create a race environment that is simple and as inexpensive as possible. We're not here to make money (in fact, leave your wallets and purses in the car). It's all about the people here, and we try to be as laid back as possible. We're here for you, the runner.We want to be your backup if plans for another marathon fall through. We want to be a training run for a future race. We want to be a place where you can come meet some other interesting runners. We want to be a place for you to push yourself to get a PR or challenge yourself to run further.
Black Mountain Marathon
February
Black Mountain, NC
events@blackdome.com
http://www.blackmountainmarathon.com/
City of Oaks Marathon & Half Marathon
November
Raleigh, NC
committee@cityofoaksmarathon.com
http://www.cityofoaksmarathon.com
Raleigh is often described as "a park with a city in it." The marathon will take runners through the city's downtown core, which has undergone a $2 billion renaissance, and over serene trails of the 5,400-acre William B. Umstead Park. From urban renewal to protected forestland, runners will experience what Forbes considers the #6 Best City for Singles and #2 Best City for Business, and one of Runner's World Great Destinations Off the Beaten Path.A figure 8-shaped course, this 26.2-mile route allows the Marathon and Half Marathon to offer something for everyone. Gentle, rolling terrain starts the course from Centennial Campus of N.C. State University. Continuing toward downtown Raleigh,the race passes through historic residential neighborhoods, the newly-reopened Fayetteville Street, the N.C. State Capitol, trendy Glenwood South entertainment district, and the oak tree-lined Cameron Village enclave. The race continues past Meredith College and the N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine before the half marathoners turn around and head back to N. C. State University and to the finish.
Grandfather Mountain Marathon
July
Boone, NC
weaverjt@appstate.edu
http://www.hopeformarrow.org/gmminfo.htm
the Grandfather Mountain Marathon held each year (since 1969) during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, one of the largest Scottish Games in America.This marathon begins in Boone, NC at the Appalachian State University on the track at the Kidd Brewer Stadium, home of the 3-time NCAA Division 1 Football National Champions. The marathon then winds through the breath-taking NC Blue Ridge Mountains, over the Blue Ridge Parkway, up long steep climbs to McRae Meadows where you will be greeted by the sound of bagpipes and an estimated 15,000 spectators.This unique marathon will provide challenges that are overcome by the rewards.We do ask that you read through this website before entering so you are aware of the challenge of the race as well as the challenges of the race logistics, including lodging and parking. We do have a race limit due to the Blue Ridge Parkway event rules and we fill up EVERY year by mid-May. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games have provided a great deal on a shuttle, as there is NO parking at the finish line. Since hotels fill up months in advance for these Games, we provide unlimited accommodations on campus. So come enjoy our wonderful university through the eyes of a student and share a unique experience with runners from about 25 different states and several different countries.
Ellerbe Springs Inn Ellerbe Springs Marathon
March
Ellerbe, NC
runrbike@etinternet.net
http://www.mangumtc.org
Medoc Trail Marathon
October
Hollister, NC
runrmec@yahoo.com
http://www.medoctrailmarathon.com
The Medoc trail event is comprised of two different races. All runners will share the same start and finish area, and will run on the same course. This event is located at Medoc Mountain State Park in Hollister, North Carolina, will challenge runners as they traverse wooded trails, many of which are single track. Come enjoy the amazing views while testing your endurance
Ridge to Bridge Marathon
October
Morganton, NC
bmrcdavid@compascable.net
http://www.my-bmrc.org
United Healthcare UHC North Carolina Marathon
March
High Point, NC
lwatts@ncmarathon.org
http://www.ncmarathon.org
Foster Friends of NC and FM Talk 101.1 will present the 2010 Live Healthy Expo on March 19 and 20th, in conjunction with the third annual United Healthcare NC Marathon on March 20. The Expo will be open on Friday from Noon until 10:00 pm and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.The Live Healthy Expo will be co-located with the Runner's Packet Pickup location in the atrium at Showplace in downtown High Point. It is open to the public and will showcase many vendors of products and services geared toward leading a healthier lifestyle. We have a great lineup of exhibitors this year, check out the list below of some of the Exhibitors who will be there. Make plans to visit the Expo - and bring your whole family!
OBX Marathon
November
Outer Banks, NC
info@obxse.org
http://www.obxmarathon.org
Welcome to Outer Banks Sporting Events, home of the Outer Banks Marathon & Half Marathon, the Flying Pirate Half Marathon and our new addition, the Outer Banks Triathlon!If you were looking for the Outer Banks Marathon website, don't worry...you found it! We have just updated our website so that we can showcase each of our events separately. We hope you enjoy our new site, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a shout!
Charlotte's Thunder Road Marathon
December
Charlotte, NC
Tim@runforyourlife.com
http://www.runcharlotte.com
Mangum Track Club Boogie Marathon
June
Ellerbe, NC
doug@theboogieraces.com
http://www.theboogieraces.com
Tobacco Road Marathon
March
Cary, NC
cidjr@insideoutsports.com
http://www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com
Embassy Suites in Cary will be the host hotel for the Tobacco Road Marathon. Room reservations are now ready! The Embassy Suites will have online reservations or call 919-677-1840 with a group code for the Tobacco Road Marathon. This code will be available by the end of April 2010.At the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle, you'll experience comfortable accommodations in an incredibly convenient location. Surrounded by a serene, wooded landscape, the hotel is near the Weston Parkway Business Community and the Research Triangle Park and just four miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The hotel gives you easy access to the campuses of North Carolina State, University of North Carolina and Duke University, as well as the region's great shopping and entertainment. The Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle East offers the best stay of all Raleigh-Durham hotels, whether you're traveling on business or looking for a discount family vacation.
OFF'N RUNNING Triple Lakes Trail Race
October
Greensboro, NC
smbassett@hotmail.com
http://www.triplelakesrace.com
Umstead Trail Marathon
March
Raleigh, NC
umsteadmarathon@earthlink.net
http://www.umsteadmarathon.com
All 26.2 miles of the marathon will be run within the borders of William B. Umstead State Park, a five thousand-acre tract of dense woods, lakes, streams, hills, and trails that rests between the cities of Raleigh, Cary, and Durham. The course consists of some technical single-track, but is mostly run on the park's bridle trails, which are the width of a single lane road and covered with fine gravel. The route is scenic and hilly. This is a challenging race with many hills and some single-track sections consisting of narrow trails with rocks and roots. There is also a six-hour cut off. Finishers will receive distinctive pint glasses with the race logo. Sorry, no race medals. Some people love this sort of thing, but it is not for everyone. We love it and hope you will too.
Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon
March
Wrightsville Beach, NC
tclifford626@yahoo.com
http://www.wrightsvillebeachmarathon.com
The second annual Quintiles Marathon at Wrightsville Beach presented by Landfall Realtywill be a historic event for those who participate. On Sunday, March 20, 2011 thousands of runners will begin their marathon quest from the ever popular destination island of Wrightsville Beach. Each will enjoy the scenic coastal views during their journey. They will wind through Landfall Community, an exclusive development in Wilmington for much of the course, and finish in Mayfaire Town Center. Competitors, their families and friends will take advantage of all the fun offered by this world famous beach destination.