What You'll Get
Though running from your troubles will only make them worse, it's a great way to lose weight while stealing pies. Leave pie chefs in the dust with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of shoes and athletic gear at The Running Company. This Groupon is valid at the Georgetown or Chevy Chase location.
The Running Company, a store completely staffed by runners, finds people the fittingest shoes using a process similar to the one speed daters use to find future mates—taking measurements, assessing stance, and playing back video of them running on a treadmill. The shop carries top running-shoe brands including Nike, Asics, Mizuno, Newton, and Saucony, and shoes range in price based on their anti-ground ability, with many of them falling between $85 and $140. Much of the shop's stock includes specialty apparel for the lithe of leg that is not found in larger, upper-body sport stores. Some of these hard-to-find products could include Trigger Point massage products, CEP compression socks, and Marathon Coffee, a high-caffeine blend developed specifically for runners, but often used to assist slow-moving baby sea turtles crawling from their just-cracked shell across the beach in search of the sea.
- What I loved best was that there is no pressure. While they went out of their way to fit me with a shoe that worked with my needs, they emphasized throughout that they did not need to make a sale that day, they just wanted me to find the kind of shoe I needed and help me enjoy running. – Alicia D., Yelp
- GRC is definitely the equivalent establishment to sporting goods stores; their employees are extremely knowledgeable and patient, ensuring quality goods/service and client loyalty. I'll be back. – Karen T., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. In-store only. Valid only for listed locations. Not valid on electronic items. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.