What are we all about, anyway?
If we had a dime for every time someone asked us, "What does Beyond Running, mean, anyway?", we'd have $1.10. But seriously folks, Beyond Running means we are more than running. No, we don't carry equestrian gear or zumba sticks or square dancing shoes. Beyond Running means we think there's more to running than just, "Hey, how fast did you go?" or "What race did you run?". Beyond Running is about our endevor to create something good in people's lives through the sport of running. We want to create an environment where everyone feels welcome; an all inclusive running community. Beyond Running is a place where you can meet other people interested in running, walking, or just getting off the couch. Our motto is "focused on the everyday athlete", but that probably really doesn't cover it. We're here to offer information, equipment & encouragement to anyone whether you've been running for years or if you want to start walking. We strive to offer you the best products and the best selection that we can as well as the knowledge to get you in the right shoes, clothing, and accessories.
A long time ago (2007) in a galaxy far, far away (Downtown Fargo), a few people decided it was time to open a specialty running store, focused on the "everyday athlete". A haven for those that are just not quite ready to call themselves runners, yet impressive enough for those seasoned at the sport. Through the years, we've been privledge to watch many of our customers go from couch potato to everyday athletes - which is really our inspiration for the store, in a nutshell. Beyond Running started at 506 Broadway, and in 2011 was lucky enough to expand in a new space at 516 Broadway. Each and every day, the staff at Beyond Running works to do two things: (1). Give you the best service ever. and (2). Have fun. Eating cookies is also high on the list of daily activities.
The Goofballs that work here
We think you'll find that we don't take ourselves too seriously. If you work here, you probably like to chuckle, dance, eat, and run. You might also like to sing Karaoke. But the one thing the BR staff definitely have in common... we all know a heck of a lot about shoes, running, gait, injuries, clothing, and anything else that goes along with running. We live to run (most) every day. We are here to answer your questions, in a non-intimidating way. I mean, who wants to talk to a Fancy Nancy all boasty about running. Not us. We want you to feel comfortable. We're not scary. We're just runners. so ask any question you want. ("Am I supposed to chafe there?" or "Do these shoes make me look fast?") We're ready.
You will find our original location in the heart of Downtown Fargo, at 516 Broadway. Conveinently located between the Bismarck and the Empire, we have found our home on the north end of Broadway. Just across the street from Great Northern Bike Shop and slightly south of Josie's Corner, you'll hope you'll find yourself at home in the store. It's for you, after all.
Our second location opened in September of 2017. Located in West Fargo, the store has been renovated from an old car wash and convenience
store to a super sweet retail space and community room! Find us at 837 Main Ave East, just north of West Fargo High School!