Potomac River Running is a family-owned, local business with eight area DC-area stores to serve you. Though our name says “running” you don’t have to love, or even like running to come see us! We offer a personalized fitting experience to help you select the right shoe for you — whether to stand at work, head to the gym, or run your first (or 101st) race. You’ll find apparel choices that work for your activity of choice too! So whether you walk the dog, run after the kids, workout for fitness or for brownies, or race every weekend, let us help make that experience better! more >>


Injury Screening, Fun Run, & Happy Hour with Dr. Ben Pearl, DPM @ =PR= Arlington
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Injury Screening, Fun Run, & Happy Hour with Dr. Ben Pearl, DPM @ =PR= Arlington | Arlington | Virginia | United States

Join us at =PR= Arlington on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 PM for our weekly Wednesday night fun run!  After the run, we’ll have some tasty beverages to enjoy and Dr. Ben Pearl from ARLINGTON FOOT & ANKLE will be offering up free injury screenings to anyone interested.  We hope to see you all there!

A little about Dr. Pearl, DPM…

A ten year resident of Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Ben Pearl has been a practicing physician in the Washington, DC Metro area since 1992. Recently selected as one of the Washingtonian Magazine’s top sports doctors, he is a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He is a consultant at NIH and he is on an advisory board at FDA.

Dr. Pearl was recently featured in the Washington Post Magazine depicting his passion for skiing and teaching.
Dr. Pearl is a fellow of the American Accademy of Podiatric Sports Medicine as well as board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health. He offers foot and ankle care to patients of all ages.

Dr. Pearl has a special interest in sports medicine, which is enhanced by his own participation in running, bicycling, and ski instruction.

For questions about your treatment or urgent appointments after office hours, contact Dr. Pearl via email at abenpearl@netscape.net. Dr. Pearl has authored a number of articles on podiatric health. He also blogs regularly on foot care and athletic performance at Docs for Jocks.


Nathan Fire Up Your Run @ =PR= Burke
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nathan Fire Up Your Run @ =PR= Burke | Burke | Virginia | United States

The days are getting shorter and that means, running in the dark becomes a reality for many!  As we continue our fun runs into the fall and winter, we have a mandatory rule that every runner must have reflective gear and a light of some kind. This event is a great opportunity to try out some awesome gear and be prepared for the running season coming up.  We will have samples of some of this season’s great Nathan reflective gear for you to try on the run.

We will also fire up the run by having s’mores once everyone gets back. Running, reflective gear, s’mores… it’ll be a
good time. Can’t wait to see you there!

Injury Screenings @ =PR= Ashburn @ =PR= Ashburn
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Injury Screenings @ =PR= Ashburn @ =PR= Ashburn | Ashburn | Virginia | United States

Join us at =PR= Ashburn and DR. ERIC SAXTON, DC from SAXTON CHIROPRACTIC AND REHAB for a Saturday afternoon injury screening.  Dr. Saxton will be available to talk through any injury related questions you may have or advice you may need on recurring pain.

We look forward to seeing you there!

A little about Dr. Saxton…

Dr. Saxton is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine and is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners for both Chiropractic and Physiotherapy. He is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. While attending NYCC, Dr. Saxton served as the President of the Student American Chiropractic Association, tutored neuroanatomy, and spent countless hours in different seminars to keep his finger on the pulse of rehabilitation and chiropractic techniques.

Dr. Saxton grew up in upstate New York, nestled in wine country in the middle of the Finger Lakes. As a child of a Nurse Practitioner and a firefighter/EMT, he has always been interested in healthcare. Dr. Saxton attended Hartwick College for his undergraduate education where he was inducted into the Beta Beta Beta, a biology honor society. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biology.

While at NYCC, he attended the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) in Washington, DC. Through his participation at NCLC, he became a patient advocate by advancing access to Chiropractic care for veterans, active military citizens, and their families. After returning from his second NCLC trip, he was elected President of the Student American Chiropractic Association in order to lead more students to Capitol Hill to advocate for Chiropractic.

During his Doctoral Degree program, Dr. Saxton treated patients in the Veterans Affairs hospitals (located in Rochester, NY and Canandaigua, NY), Geneva Community Center (a free-care system for low income families), Monroe Community Hospital (an inpatient hospital for patients with spinal cord injuries), and Seneca Falls Health Center. He then spent his final 3 months of his studies working in a Chiropractic office in Northern Virginia and decided to open his practice nearby. Dr. Saxton is excited to call Virginia his home with his wife, Sara, and their dog, Lexi. Dr. Saxton looks forward to helping you and your family get the most out of your life.

Marathon Race Strategy Seminar @ =PR= Reston
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Monday, October 19th at 6:30 PM as =PR= owner Ray Pugsley gives a very informative session on Marathon Race Strategies!

After making a major commitment and spending significant time training for your marathon, it’s important to make sure you do all the little things right on race day.  Small things can make a big difference – but you don’t want to do anything new the day of the race – surprises are bad.  This session will cover mental preparation as well as race logistics.  Once you have completed the race, you’ll also want to make sure you do the right things to recover quickly and stay healthy.

We hope you’ll join us!  If you plan to attend, we kindly ask that you RSVP for this event, below.


  • Medical Professionals

    Experiencing some aches and pains?  We have a list of local medical professionals that you can trust!

  • Clinics & Seminars

    Join =PR= for a variety of FREE clinics and seminars with topics ranging from injury prevention, to running mechanics, and ways on kick start your training!

  • Training Videos

    Check out our latest video library for a variety of helpful tips on way to help keep you active, healthy and injury free!




  • Twitter


    • Get the most out of your community event sponsorship

      Our Sponsorship Director, Lauren Klumpp, has worked with race sponsors for over 5 years and she shares some best practices Read On »

    • 5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing an Event Sponsorship

      How does this sponsorship align with my marketing goals and/or corporate social responsibility strategy? Too often companies end up choosing Read On »

    • Changes that Impact Runners of Different Age Groups

      Kerry DeGaetani, PT, DPT, SCS is a Physical Therapist and Board Certified Sports Specialist. We are talking live with Kerry Read On »