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Welcome to Racked's Fitness Week: five days of workout coverage, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions off right.


Photo by Driely S.

We've already conquered where to buy yoga pants in this city—today we're honing in on gear for the original cardio party: running. All eight stores on our list offer gait analysis (that cool thing where they video tape you running on a treadmill) and shoe fitting, as any good running store should. After the jump, find out who has the most sports bras, where to suit up for a triathlon, and who's making house calls in Brooklyn this month.


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1. New York Running Company

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10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023
(212) 823-9626
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In addition to selling a wide range of brands including Brooks, New Balance, and Newton, this location offers 5k and half marathon training programs, plus free group runs three nights a week. Also of use: Free bag check if you're running in nearby Central Park. [Photo]

2. Swim Bike Run NYC

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203 W 58th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 399-3999
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Triathlon training? This is your spot (they even have a pool!). If you're not in the market to get fitted for a wetsuit or a bike, you'll still benefit from the selection of performance apparel, running shoes, and tech accessories. [Photo]

3. Nike Running

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156 5th Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 243-8560
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This LEED Gold certified store holds Nike's most comprehensive selection of running gear in town. Free weekly group runs let you can test out shoes and tech watches. [Photo: Driely S.]

4. JackRabbit Sports

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42 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 727-2980
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Located just off Union Square, this is just one of the local mini-chain's four outposts. They pride themselves on selling without any vendor incentives (apparently an issue in the industry), plus they offer a ton of free runs and yoga. Training programs are also available, from beginner level to indoor triathlon training. [Photo]

5. Run By Foot Locker

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34 E. 14th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 243-5641
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Quite simply Foot Locker's answer to the hungry, hungry running market. Shop shoes from Nike, Asics, Mizuno, and more, plus apparel, GPS watches, and Gu. [Photo]

6. City Sports

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50 Broadway
New York, NY
(212) 392-5150
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Filling two floors of what was once a bank, NYC's third—and newest—City Sports store features a shoe wall and over 30 sports bras. [Photo]

7. Brooklyn Running Co

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222 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Williamsburg's dedicated running store opened its doors in fall 2013 with all the essentials from a wide range of brands. Through January 31st they're making house calls in Brooklyn and offering free shipping in the 48 contiguous states. [Photo]

8. Super Runners Shop

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123 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-8550
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While this local chain has seven Manhattan stores, this is their solo Brooklyn location. Pick up top running brands for running, walking, even track and field. [Photo]

1. New York Running Company

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023
In addition to selling a wide range of brands including Brooks, New Balance, and Newton, this location offers 5k and half marathon training programs, plus free group runs three nights a week. Also of use: Free bag check if you're running in nearby Central Park. [Photo]
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023

2. Swim Bike Run NYC

203 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
Triathlon training? This is your spot (they even have a pool!). If you're not in the market to get fitted for a wetsuit or a bike, you'll still benefit from the selection of performance apparel, running shoes, and tech accessories. [Photo]
203 W 58th St
New York, NY 10019

3. Nike Running

156 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
This LEED Gold certified store holds Nike's most comprehensive selection of running gear in town. Free weekly group runs let you can test out shoes and tech watches. [Photo: Driely S.]
156 5th Ave
New York, NY 10003

4. JackRabbit Sports

42 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011
Located just off Union Square, this is just one of the local mini-chain's four outposts. They pride themselves on selling without any vendor incentives (apparently an issue in the industry), plus they offer a ton of free runs and yoga. Training programs are also available, from beginner level to indoor triathlon training. [Photo]
42 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

5. Run By Foot Locker

34 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003
Quite simply Foot Locker's answer to the hungry, hungry running market. Shop shoes from Nike, Asics, Mizuno, and more, plus apparel, GPS watches, and Gu. [Photo]
34 E. 14th St.
New York, NY 10003

6. City Sports

50 Broadway, New York, NY
Filling two floors of what was once a bank, NYC's third—and newest—City Sports store features a shoe wall and over 30 sports bras. [Photo]
50 Broadway
New York, NY

7. Brooklyn Running Co

Brooklyn, NY
Williamsburg's dedicated running store opened its doors in fall 2013 with all the essentials from a wide range of brands. Through January 31st they're making house calls in Brooklyn and offering free shipping in the 48 contiguous states. [Photo]

8. Super Runners Shop

123 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
While this local chain has seven Manhattan stores, this is their solo Brooklyn location. Pick up top running brands for running, walking, even track and field. [Photo]
123 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201