Owner: Genie Beaver
- 3517 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30327 / (404) 467-1010
West Stride is a locally-owned specialty running store that is managed and staffed by people who love to run, walk and be active. Entrepreneur and local runner Genie Beaver, in 2008, opened West Stride, Atlanta’s first and only woman-owned running store. The store’s main goal is to serve the Atlanta running and fitness community as a running resource, support group, partner for schools and nonprofits, and the place where all levels of runners and walkers, from beginners to elite runners, can feel at home.
"We are more than a store; we are a resource for the community and cater to the needs of all levels of runners and walkers, from beginners to elite runners. We carry the products that runners need, but more importantly we offer the expertise and service that make them feel like they are not just a customer, but also a friend, a part of the West Stride “Tribe.” - Genie Beaver
West Stride is Atlanta’s only woman-owned specialty running store, and we know that it takes a woman to know a woman’s needs. West Stride was named one of the 50 Best Running Stores in America by Competitor Magazine in 2014 and 2015. And, in 2015, the store was chosen as one of the top 4 finalists for Running Store of the Year. We are one of the few stores who use dual cameras during our treadmill gait analysis to film you from two different angles. Along with supporting runners in the store; two years ago we decided to find the hilliest possible route through our Buckhead neighborhoods and around nearby Chastain Park. The goal was to showcase the park and to help fundraise the Walk Chastain by donating a percent of all store sales and profits, from the special logo shirts, that morning, to the Chastain Conservancy.
Top 3 Runs
- Cochran Shoals / Chattahoochee River: 520-598 Interstate North Pkwy. Marietta, GA 30067
- Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield: 900 Kennesaw Dr. Nw, Kennesaw, GA
- Memorial Park Courses: A flat park loop that begins and finishes at our store.
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