iRun Local, a running and walking
specialty store, held its grand opening in
downtown Saratoga Springs on March 28.
The business, at 18 Congress St., offers
running and walking shoes, seasonal fitness
apparel, and other running and walking
Jamie Mastroianni, owner and founder,
said the store provides runners and walkers
with educated direction on the proper gear
for their unique styles.
“Saratoga Springs boasts a rich running
tradition with the state champion
[Saratoga High School] Blue Streaks, the
Saratoga Stryders running club, and weekly
organized races. This city deserves a running
specialty store,” she said.
“We believe that by providing gear that looks great, feels great, maximizes performance, and helps prevent injuries, we’ll encourage runners and walkers to increase their activity, resulting in better health. Our mission is to introduce new runners to the sport and make experienced runners better.”
The store “creates a welcoming atmosphere for all athletes, with an emphasis on the local community,” the owner said. It features a “community wall” that details outreach events and opportunities, highlighting local organizations that provide relief and restoration for the community, such as the Franklin Community Center and the Wilton Food Pantry.
The store also uses the latest technology to improve runners’ form, through the use of video analysis of running technique. It also provides access to expert advice and training programs from high school and college coaches, said Mastroianni.
Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4:00 p.m. It is closed Mondays.
The phone number is 886-8537. The store website is www.irunlocal.com and it can be found on Facebook.