A Running Store Like No Other

We carry state-of-the-art shoes and gear, but old fashioned customer service is still what sets us apart. Come visit us for all of your running, walking and triathlon needs.

Hoka FLY Collection has arrived

Come in to see the latest FLY Collection from Hoka.  The Cavu and Mach are lighter and faster than most shoes.

Marissa 50k Adventure- Week 5

Week 5 Over a month into my 50k training and I think I am getting back into the groove! I felt great this week and I had no pain in any of my runs. Quite an improvement from the past two weeks. Another change that happened this week is I started a second part time...
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Marissa’s 50k Adventure- Week 4

Week 4 Another week into this journey of training. Another week of small numbers for mileage. I was ready to go this week after letting my calves heal up. I started off the week strong with a 5 mile and 3 mile run. Unfortunately I got sick on Thursday night. I have a...
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Marissa’s 50k Adventure- Week 3

Week 3 Remember when we talked about training never going exactly how you want it to? This week was a prime example. I pushed myself too hard the past 2 weeks and I injured myself….SIGH. Nothing that can’t be fixed, but sucks none the less. I basically strained...
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Precisely Measured

Part of providing superior customer service is making sure you leave with the right running shoes for you. The Balanced Athlete way of shoe fitting looks beyond mere shoe size to match you with the pair that lets you to get the most out of your run.  Check out this article by Runner’s World for more insight from our owner, Eric Sach.

Free Group Runs

Tired of running solo? Join us for our weekly group runs! Enjoy the camaraderie of other runners, release the stress of your busy week, and get tips on improving your form and speed. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm or Sunday at 8am.

Unique Brands

We feature innovative and up-and-coming brands that are dedicated to maximizing your running efficiency. Beyond this, the brands we carry have been personally tested by our staff who can attest to their quality and durability first-hand.

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This store is great, the best running store in the Renton area for sure. The selection is excellent, probably the biggest I’ve seen. The employees are really good and knowledgable and can get you what you need.
I HIGHLY recommend the Crazy Tuesday night runs. They’re Huuuge and come with runners and walkers of all varieties with a great course, especially in the summer, through the great park I previously didn’t know existed and along the water.

Nelson L.

The balanced athlete is more than a mere running store, its full of accomplished athletes in all aspects of the sport. They understand your needs as an athlete, and help get you where you want to go. If its footware, apparel, or training and run groups, you will find passion and love of the sport. Eric and his staff are here to fit you, and run along side you! the balanced athlete is part of my journey, make it yours too, and change your life as well!

Robert C.

This Week’s Tuesday Night Run