Where to Find Running Gear in Duluth, MN

Race Director

It’s August, and that means our Virtual NorthShore Run is almost here! If you’re looking for gear for the big day, look no further! We know shopping for running gear can be hard, and so today we are highlighting three different running sport stores in Duluth, MN, that can help you with all of your running needs! 

The three running stores we are highlighting in this blog are, Tortoise & Hare Footwear, Duluth Running Company, and Austin-Jarrow. We had the opportunity to talk to each company on who they are, what they do and why you should shop with them! 


Tortoise & Hare Footwear

Tortoise & Hare Footwear


  • Monday-Friday: 9:00am-7:00pm

  • Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm


  • 4002 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN 55807

Phone & Email:

  • (218)-624-4840

  • info@tortoiseharefootwear.com

How can you shop with Tortoise & Hare Footwear? 

  • Online & In-Person
    • With Tortoise & Hare, you can shop online and in-person for all of your running gear needs. Whether you purchase in store or online, with Tortoise & Hare Footwear you can purchase not only what they in stock, but with any participating brand they work with.

Is anything different in Tortoise & Hare Footwear due to COVID-19?

  • Right now, masks are required in store, and their capacity is limited to 10 people at one time in the store. All of the information can be found on the door at their store entrance.   

What does Tortoise & Hare Footwear specialize in at your store? 

  • At Tortoise & Hare Footwear, one thing they specialize in is that their fitting process includes a machine, Aetrex, to help their customers pick the correct running shoe for them. The Aetrex machine scans feet, maps the pressure of the foot and measures the length, width and arch height of the foot. It then creates a 3D image of the foot, and from there it categorizes running shoes into three categories to fit the customer’s foot needs. 

What sets Tortoise & Hare Footwear apart from other running/gear shops in Duluth? 

  • Apart from the Aetrex, one item that sets apart their running shop is that they categorize their shoes in store. At Tortoise & Hare Footwear, they are also continually educating their customers on why a style of shoe fits, and what is best for the customer. While they want to find the right fit for a customer, they are always educating their customer base. 

Does Tortoise & Hare Footwear have store events/training programs for Runners in Duluth? 

  • Right now, there are not currently any scheduled events with Tortoise & Hare Footwear. In the past there have been store events, and with COVID-19, they are in the process of figuring out how to move forward with events. 

Is there anything you want to tell our NorthShore Runners? 

  • Tortoise & Hare Footwear is a locally owned and operated family business. As they are located in the West Duluth, giving back to this community is very important to their family and business. They often try to give high schoolers in the area shoes, give deals and try to get every kid that wants to run, an opportunity to do so. 

Duluth Running Company 


  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm


  • 1026 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN, 55802

Phone & Email: 

  • (218)-728-1148
  • clint@duluthrunning.com

How can you shop with Duluth Running Company? 

  • Online & In-Person 
    • With Duluth Running Company, you can shop online and in-person. No matter the outlet you choose to shop, they are always looking to get the customer in the correct shoe that fits for them! 

Is anything different in Duluth Running Company due to COVID-19?

  • Due to COVID-19, masks are required in store, and Duluth Running Company is taking extensive measures to sanitize and clean their store throughout the day. They are also taking precautions for social distancing, and as they have a large store, it is easy to be socially distant while shopping.

What does Duluth Running Company Specialize in? 

  • At Duluth Running Company, they specialize in working to get their customers into the right type of shoe that works for them. In store, they have a treadmill that assists with the process of buying a running shoe. They have a great staff, who is ready, available and always listens to the customer in what fits for their needs. 

What sets Duluth Running Company apart from other running/gear shops in Duluth? 

  • Duluth Running Company has a wide selection and variety of running shoes and gear. They offer many different brands, clothing options, and one unique clothing line they carry is Lululemon. In addition to this they do video analysis, which other stores might not offer, and they have a form running treadmill in store for customers. 

Does Duluth Running Company store events/training programs for runners in Duluth?

  • Duluth Running Company has many events and training programs that are offered to their customer base, from 10k, half and full marathon training, to the largest training group in the state, as well as classes that are put on by DRC. If you are interested in checking any of these out, see their website for more information! 

Is there anything you want to tell our NorthShore Runners? 

  • At Duluth Running Company, they understand it’s hard to stay motivated and race virtually. But, they want to remind you to make your experience as meaningful as possible and we’ll get through this together! It can be fun to take your race as a virtual race, and it can even motivate you more. Duluth Running Company is always here for you and your shopping needs!


Austin-Jarrow (@AustinJarrow) | Twitter


  • Monday-Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm


  • 917 W Central Entrance, Duluth, MN 55811

Phone & Email: 

  • (218)-722-1185
  • info@austin-jarrow.com

How can you shop with Austin-Jarrow? 

  • At Austin-Jarrow, in person sales will be the best way to shop and make purchases. Currently, they do not have online sales available, but they are working on this for ease of customer shopping. 

Is anything different in Austin-Jarrow due to COVID-19?

  • Along with the other running stores, as well as Duluth, masks are required in store, and Austin-Jarrow does have masks available for those who might not have one. In addition to this, they have hand sanitizer for customer use around the store, and they are sanitizing throughout the day to keep surfaces clean. When paying, customers are able to directly insert/swipe their card to minimize contact. 

What does Austin-Jarrow Specialize in? 

  • Austin-Jarrow specializes in the shoes they carry in store. They have a wide variety, selection and many shoes available for their customers. 

What sets Austin-Jarrow apart from other running/gear shops in Duluth? 

  • As mentioned above, what sets Austin-Jarrow apart is the selection of shoes they offer in store. As a customer you will find many shoes, lots of colors and a wide variety of the different types of running shoes they have. They are always ready to help their customers find the shoe that fits their individual needs. 

Does Austin-Jarrow store events/training programs for runners in Duluth?

  • At Austin-Jarrow, they have many sales throughout the year. In February they have their annual birthday sale, and during Grandma’s Marathon weekend they have a sale in store as well. 

Is there anything you want to tell our NorthShore Runners? 

  • Austin-Jarrow wants to tell their customers that almost everyone who comes in is able to find a shoe that fits them, and it is rare for them to not have a size or specific type of shoe for each of their customers. 

We hope you find this blog useful for all of your running gear needs! Each of these stores are looking forward to seeing you in store!