A Runner’s Mind, the Bay Area’s local run specialty store, was founded in Burlingame in 2010 on our love of running and walking, a commitment to our community, and our passion for superior service. Above all, we understand that all who run, walk, participate in athletics, or maintain an exercise regimen deserve a place where they can come together; to celebrate being active and receive and share expertise about anything from running gear to cross-training to nutrition.
After its opening in 2010, A Runner’s Mind Burlingame grew quickly and moved a short distance to its current location on Howard Avenue, where it’s the center of the running community – both for new running shoes and fun and friendly group runs. We expanded to San Francisco in 2013 with a whole lot of help from our Burlingame group runners, and we’ve been helping runners conquer the City from the Presidio to the Embarcadero ever since. A Runner’s Mind even started a beloved new San Francisco tradition in the Great Cable Car Chase, a monthly uphill race against a San Francisco cable car! Our Los Altos location opened in 2017, where we’ve continued to offer the same great service while providing welcoming group runs to a whole new community of runners and walkers along the Peninsula and in the South Bay.
Tying all of our shops together is a passion for keeping guests happy and healthy. Not only do we offer a free and detailed gait analysis in all of our shops, we help runners and walkers alike understand what we’re evaluating and why we recommend the shoes that are right for them. Our team members are runners of all levels who are more than happy to share their tips and expertise on injury prevention and treatment, recommend local physical therapists and fitness classes, and make training suggestions, whether you’re a casual runner or training for a marathon!
Running means community to us, and we’d love to see that community grow! Our shops’ group runs are open to everyone, and we’re always happy to provide information about races coming up all throughout the Bay Area. Run over and check us out – we’re excited to ARM up with you!