Capital City Running is a family-owned running specialty store located in the Lake Travis area. Not only do they have everything you need for running including shoes, apparel and gear, but they are the nice folks responsible for the water stations that faithfully appear on running routes each weekend.
If you’re a runner in the Steiner Ranch neighborhood, there’s a good chance that you’ve stopped for a break at one of the two stations in the neighborhood. They leave a jug of water, paper cups, a trash bag for disposal and another thoughtful addition—a water bowl for the furry runners as well. My dog Nugget and I both take advantage of the water, and would like to say a huge thanks!
The water is just one of the things they do to support the Lake Travis area running community. The experienced staff has tons of product knowledge, industry news and training tips. They cater to all levels, from beginners lacing up their first pair of shoes to experienced runners competing in major competitions. They take the time to get to know and understand each customer’s fitness goals so they can help him or her achieve them safely.
Capital City Running stresses that having the right products, especially the correct shoes, is important for optimal performance and preventing injury. Their dedication to fit each customer correctly is evident in their customized Fit Process. The process involves running on a treadmill, videotaping the foot strike then analyzing the data together with the customer. Based on the information provided in the video, they recommend a few different shoes that will work best. They even encourage customers to take them for a test run outside before deciding which shoe fits best. They’re committed to finding the perfect match.
Then, after you put in the miles and miles on those shoes and you’re ready for new ones, you can bring them to the store and drop them in the collection box near the front. Capital City Running collects and donates old running shoes to a nonprofit organization. Win-win.
So no matter if you’re looking toward your first 1 mile fun run or training for your 100th marathon, Capital City Running will work with you to achieve your fitness goals. They’re friendly, knowledgeable and have a passion for all things running.
Capital City Running
1700 Ranch Road 620 N., #102 Austin, TX 78734 (map)
Tuesday – Friday: 11am to 6pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 4pm