Running Shop North Port FL

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

Bicycles Unlimited
(941) 423-8588
14291 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL
Captain Ted`s Tackle
(941) 627-6800
2733 Tamiami Trail Suite D
Port Charlotte, FL
Charlotte Harbor Exhaust
(941) 629-6466
4135 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
Cycle Center of Port Charlotte
(941) 627-6600
3755 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
Rexroth Terry Equipment
(941) 627-1675
4436 Church Street
Port Charlotte, FL
Linesider Enterprises Inc
(941) 629-9948
1189 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
Army Navy Fashion
(941) 624-5199
3811B Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
Tim`s Pawn
(941) 764-7296
2395 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
Net Set Tennis Shoppe
(941) 629-3398
3129 Tamiami Trail Suite E
Port Charlotte, FL
Gulf Carts of Port Char Inc
(941)625-7969, (941)625-8990
4655 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL

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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Orange Blossom Marathon & Half Marathon
Tavares, FL
Run through the foothills of Orlando in what was once the heart of Florida's Citrus Growing Region. Weekend activities include a Kids Marathon, 5K Run, Half Marathon, and a waterfront fitness festival. The half marathon course has to be one of the most beautiful in Florida, taking runners out and back along Lake Dora's scenic Lake Shore Drive. All weekend activities are based out of Wooten Park in Tavares.13.1 mile Half Marathon - The course starts with a 5K loop followed by a 5 mile out and back course along Lakeshore Drive from Tavares to Mount Dora. The Half Marathon Course is USATF certified! Certification Number FL08058EBM
Jacksonville Bank Jacksonville Marathon
Jacksonville, FL
1st Place Sports is proud to be recognized as Jacksonville's running headquarters and one of the top running stores in the nation. We have supported the Jacksonville running community for over 30 years! Whether you are looking to purchase a new pair of running shoes, the latest running apparel aaccessories, or enter your next race, give us a try. With over 30 years of experience in fitting running shoes, our stores have become a favorite spot for exercise enthusiasts.
A1A Marathon
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
From The Florida Keys to Daytona Beach the beautiful coastal state road of A1A offers you the best views of the Atlantic Ocean from your car or as a marathon course! The Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon Presented by Publix is a fantastic dream come true for any enthusiast from Florida or around the world. Saddled by beautiful beaches, lined with palm trees and over looking vibrant blue Atlantic waters, you just might forget your running a marathon! With the ideal venue set right off the ocean for just about every inch of the course, this magical run will stir the soul and captivate the imagination. Making its way up and down the coast, runners and spectators will be amazed at the beauty of South Florida. The Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon Presented by Publix is bringing you the thrill and challenge of a great marathon along with the entertainment and beauty that encapsulates Fort Lauderdale. There is no compromise when it comes to having some of the best entertainment along with a vibrant nightlife to house this premier event. Our better than a fantasy approach will knock you out of your socks once you have made the Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon Presented by Publix a stop on your race schedule.
Orlando Xtreme Marathon
Orlando, FL
The Orlando Xtreme Marathon is one of the best off road running marathons in Florida and one of the most scenic anywhere! In its 6th year, it is fast becoming a regional favorite. After training and racing in fall and early winter events use this course, designed to alleviate injury to knees, back and joints, to capitalize on your ‘Super Fitness'. The course is staged on berm roads, through fields and on single track and takes place in beautiful natural scenery.
Ocala Marathon
Ocala, FL
Disney World Marathon
Orlando, FL
Before you run off we wanted to tell you all about the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA, Thursday, January 6 - Sunday, January 9, 2011. You'll want to be here for a weekend of races that are as magical as they are memorable, from Disney's Health & Fitness Expo to the final mile of the marathon, complete with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy medals. We know you love running, now imagine a run where every mile is filled with Disney fun.
Five Points of Life Marathon
Gainesville, FL
We will be introducing the Five Points of Life Marathon Relay this year. Relay teams will consist of 5 people and do not have to be co-ed. Four of the team members will run 5 mile segments and the last team member will finish the course with a 6.2 mile segment. A captain must be chosen before the team registers. The captain will go in, pay the registration fee and set up a team account. After this is done the captain will distrubute the team name and password to the other four members. The other four members will then register for free under the name.This Boston Marathon qualifier and USATF certified course starts in front of the University of Florida Center for Performing Arts and weaves through Gainesville's most popular running areas. The route takes you past the iconic 34th Street Wall where thousands of UF students and Gainesville residents have commemorated important events in their lives and in the community. You'll be challenged by the historic hills of 16th Avenue, a popular training route of Frank Shorter who won the 1972 Olympic gold medal in the marathon, and will enjoy Gainesville's beautiful Duck Pond and downtown areas.
ING Miami Marathon
Miami & Miami Beach, FL
After each year's marathon, we pay tribute to the star of the show- the course. Runners count on the course each year to pull them through each mile, and every year this course doesn't let them down. Mile after mile the views and the sounds help propel one to the finish line. Be on the lookout for views on the course you might recognize from a hit tv show or movie. Many of those hot spots are part of this incredible course! The ING Miami Half Marathon® is certainly becoming a favorite for runners throughout the world. Many come for the course as it is fast and dramatically inspiring. Runners of the ING Miami Half Marathon® will start together with their friends running the ING Miami Marathon® and then they will finish at the same finish line. The only deviation occurs in the last 800 meters of the race.
Marathon of the Palm Beaches
West Palm Beach, FL
Thank you for your interest in the MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon! With a record 22,000 participants expected this year for the full marathon, half marathon and relay, hundreds of thousands of spectators lining the streets and thousands of volunteers providing encouragement (and Gatorade!), this is an event you don't want to miss!We've got a weekend chock-full of events, like the Health & Fitness Expo, our 5K Mayor's Race warm up on Saturday and the Pre-Race Pasta Party, all leading up to a great Sunday race. And with bands and entertainment at every mile, a fun-filled"I Rocked!" post-race party and lots of other rockin' surprises, the MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon is guaranteed to provide the most fun you've ever had running 26.2 miles.
Wickham Park Marathon
Melbourne, FL
Pensacola Marathon
Pensacola, FL
A sensible training program is critical to safely achieving your peak performance. With that, the Pensacola Marathon Committee has designed a training program for both the first-time marathoner and advanced/experienced competitor.
Running for the bay! Marathon
Apalachicola, FL
The "Running for the bay!" Marathon course is certified by the USATF. Our certification number is: FL10040EBM. This means the course can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon or any other major that requires times to be set on a certified
ABC 7 Sarasota Marathon The Grouper Run
Sarasota, FL
Space Coast Marathon
Cocoa, FL
Running Zone and Space Coast Runners welcome you to the 39th running of the Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon – Florida's oldest marathon. We invite runners and walkers alike to experience one of the most beautiful USATF certified waterfront courses on the east coast.This is one of the most unique running and walking events in the country! As our race is held within the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center, the entire event revolves around a space theme sure to delight and energize our participants. As our race is held within the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center, the entire event revolves around a space theme sure to delight and energize our participants.
Tallahassee Marathon
Tallahassee, FL
The first Apalachicola Forest Marathon was run off Silver Lake Road. To this day it was my fastest of six Forest runs. The next year it was moved to another location in the forest south of town. When I finished that race it was 92 degrees and for the first time I was getting chills during the last 10K. I'm sure I was dehydrated and I should have stopped, but I didn't. That was it for the directors. They moved the race to a cooler month and chose to pound the pavement of Killearn. I lobbied hard to keep the race in the woods but lost. I actually ran in the first Killearn marathon. I borrowed a pair of Sears sneakers from a girl with big feet and took off in the rain with the other runners. By 19 miles the blue dye from the shoes had bled into my soggy socks and I was leaving blue tracks down the road. Those shoes and socks must have weighed five pounds each. The blisters and blood finally took their toll and I registered my only career DNF.The following year I was determined to return to the forest run I so loved. As an added twist I would run alone, at night, under a bright full moon. Carmen (his wife) met me at various points with orange slices, water and encouragement. At about 17 miles a deer ran out of the woods in my direction. In our mutual surprise, we ended up running down the road nearly side-by-side for fifty yards or so. For just a moment, the deer looked over his left shoulder and seemed to have a fearless curiosity about his new running partner. It was a great experience. As my award for winning the Forest Marathon I took a pine seedling and planted it in my yard.
Publix Super Markets Gasparilla Distance Classic
Tampa, FL
Spectators & family and friends at home can electronically track multiple runners along the Half Marathon course by receiving real-time updates via email or text messaging throughout the race. Updates will be received as runners cross the 7 mile and the Finish Line. To register for Runner Tracking visit the metroPCS booth during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo .Tampa's Gasparilla Half Marathon participants that PRE-REGISTER by JANUARY 30, 2011 will be guaranteed an Official 2011 Gasparilla Half Marathon Nike Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirt and will receive a Runner Goody Bag, Post-Race Food and Beverages and for those that cross the Finish Line, a 2011 Gasparilla Half Marathon Finisher's Medal. Additionally, personalized Finisher's Race Results and a Finisher's Certificate will be emailed within six weeks (email address must be provided).Gasparilla Half Marathon participants that register online after January 30, CANNOT be guaranteed the correct size Nike Dri-Fit Shirt.Gasparilla Half Marathon participants that wait and register during Race Weekend Late Registration WILL NOT be guaranteed a Nike Dri-Fit Shirt. They will recieve a shirt that features the official event graphic.
Vasque Trail Shoes X-Country Marathon
Tampa, FL
State Farm Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon
Melbourne, FL
The Melbourne area offers some of the best surfing on the US East Coast and is home to some of the world's best surfers, including 9-time World Champion, Kelly Slater. A limited amount of openings are available for individual, family and group lessons on Friday and Saturday before the Marathon. Lessons include surfboard and wetsuits and are offered through Board Sports Management, the surfing world's leading athlete and event management firm.Good running and biking paths are available on coastal road A1A in Indialantic and Melbourne Beach and also along Riverside Drive in Indialantic.Running on the beach can be excellent in Cocoa Beach, but the beaches tend to be too slopey and the sand too deep in the Indialantic and Melbourne areas.