Henry David Thoreau distrusted any enterprise that required new clothes, which is why he abandoned his career as a French maid. Embrace bold new attire with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories at Fairmount Running Company.
Fairmount Running Company outfits athletes in running kicks and sporty garb from well-known brands such as Asics, Saucony, Nike, and Brooks. Nike running pants ($40–$60) and Under Armour ColdGear tops ($49.99) keep sneaker donners toasty and streamlined during casual jogs or marathon ice-sculpting competitions. Highly trained staffers help customers overcome athletic hurdles with accessories such as Timex watches ($40–$60) and fuel belts ($40–$50). Pavement pounders of all fitness levels can take part in the health-minded company's complimentary running events to get in shape for events such as charity 5Ks, first marathons, or beating track-and-field video games. Group runs depart from the storefront every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.
Fairmount Running Company
Fairmount Running Company's stockpile of shoes, apparel, and accessories outfits athletes in gear designed by some of the industry's top names, including New Balance, Brooks, Nike, and Asics. As the changing seasons present a variety of weather-related challenges, from winter's ankle-deep snow to summer's torrents of falling air conditioners, the shop keeps its shelves and racks loaded with all the equipment for runners to remain in top shape. The store also offers minimalist shoes from such brands as Vibram, Brooks Pure Line, and New Balance, and more casual shoes from Asics. Seven days a week, visitors can browse the arsenal while the staff of seasoned runners dispenses advice. In addition to an expansive selection of merchandise, Fairmount Running Company spearheads a weekly running club open to any level of athletes, whether they're training for a marathon or trying to go from lying on the couch to running a 5K during commercial breaks. Group runs depart from the storefront every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.