For A Runner's Circle’s founders, Joe and Derek, running is more than just a sport, it’s a way of life. With Joe’s running experience and Derek’s physical therapy expertise, they decided to team up and create a place where runner’s could come for support in all aspects of the sport. The result is A Runner’s Circle, where the duo has established a loyal community at their running store that topped Competitor magazine’s list of Best Running Shops in 2010 in Los Angeles.
The friendly staff is highly trained in gait analysis and shoe technology, allowing them to offer expert recommendations on which shoes customers should wear on their feet, and which shoes they should wear on their elbows. They can outfit customers with selections from the store's stock of running, trail, and minimalist shoes from some of the top brands in the industry, including Asics, New Balance, Newton, Hoka OneOne, and Vibram. They also have access to apparel and accessories ranging from shoe bags to water bottles and high performance hats
A Runner’s Circle also supports the running community with frequent events, races, and running clubs. They host educational events and running clinics, support environmental preservation, and also contribute to AIDS research funding by community awareness campaigns and donations.