Potomac River Running Store. The best option near the Mall/Memorial area. Super helpful folks. Also numerous suburban locations
Georgetown Running Company. Best independently owned running store in the Georgetown area.
Nike Georgetown. Numerous group runs, training runs.
Athleta, Nike Store, Lululemon are also all in Georgetown.
Best bets in Dupont/Rock Creek/Embassy row area are:
Pacers Running Company. On 14th St. They also have locations in the Navy Yard & Alexandria. Numerous free group runs throughout the week and also paid coaching/training runs.
Fleet Feet DC. In the Rock Creek/Adams Morgan area. Numerous group runs.
Run Groups and Run Clubs
Pacers Running Company has group runs throughout the week, nearly every morning and evening and on Saturday morning. Schedule
Fleet Feet has group runs in the Adams Morgan/Rock Creek park area. Sundays at 9am, and Ladies Night Wednesdays at 6pm. Schedule
Potomac River Running Company has “all comers” fun runs and on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and other events throughout the week from their F St. store. Schedule
Nike Georgetown has numerous group runs throughout the week. Registration required. Schedule
DC Road Runners is the most important running club in the area. They require membership but anyone can try their Saturday morning long runs.