History and Mission

RUNABOUT SPORTS IS A RUNNING AND WALKING SPECIALTY STORE LOCATED IN BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA | We are unique because our expert staff is trained to help customers find the correct shoe by analyzing the customer’s biomechanical needs. We evaluate your foot structure in combination with your walking and running gait using video technology to help you select the best shoes for your needs. We carry the top of the line running, walking and casual shoes in the New River Valley to meet the wants of all our customers. We also have the latest apparel and accessories to meet the most demanding runner’s needs for all weather conditions.

OUR CONCERN AT RUNABOUT SPORTS IS YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS | Besides making sure your feet are happy, we also put on clinics on running form and topics related to injury prevention, nutrition, and other health issues. We also put on the RunAbout Race Series presented by Carilion Clinic which includes the Blacksburg Classic and the Hokie Half Marathon on its list of seven races throughout the New River Valley in 2014.

WE OPENED OUR DOORS TO THE NEW RIVER VALLEY IN 2003 AND HAVE BEEN GOING STRONG EVER SINCE THANKS OUR INCREDIBLE CUSTOMERS | Originally opening in Downtown Blacksburg on Main Street, we moved to our second location several years ago in the University Mall. Thanks to the continued support and loyalty of our customers, we were able to transition into our current location at Blacksburg’s First & Main on South Main Street in early 2015. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity and our new weekly events that have begun in conjunction with the store’s opening.


We hope to see you in our stores, at one of our races, or out on the trails!

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!



  • Great Rewards Program with no sign up needed
  • 30 day shoe fit guarantee – making sure you have happy feet!
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff waiting to help you
  • We are a small and local business but we have the best selection, service and price
  • We support local races, charities, organizations, and events


  • Monday through Saturday 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday 12pm to 8pm.


  • We are located in the First & Main shopping center on South Main Street in Blacksburg
  • RunAbout Sports | 1470 South Main Street | Blacksburg, VA 24060


  • Phone: 540-552-9339
  • E-mail: runaboutsports@gmail.com