Pacers Alexandria opened in 1991 and is “ye olde”-st store in the Pacers family. Nestled among historic buildings and rowhouses in sleepy Old Town Alexandria, the Pacers store embodies the “old running store” feel with decades worth of running memoriabilia and memories. Pacers Alexandria is managed by Joe Schultz, an architect by trade who started with Pacers Alexandria as a volunteer fun run leader over five years ago.
This store bustles with activity from open to close and serves as a meeting point for innumerable runners in the City of Alexandria. The Pacers Alexandria Fun Run group is one of our largest with the broadest range of paces. Also, on Saturday mornings you can find the ladies of the Beginner & Re-Beginner group heading out for a long slow run along the Potomac. Located just blocks from the King Street METRO and 13 blocks from the shore of the Potomac River, we hope you’ll stop by and enjoy the legendary service of this Alexandria institution.
About the Shop Owner
Joe Schultz, Manager: I have been in the Old Town community since 2005. My wife and I moved here after college and found Pacers and the evening Fun Runs. The store became the place where we met up with new friends in the area and became a meaningful place for us. After a couple of years, we transitioned into leading those evening runs and trying to expand the running community around Pacers. I began working at Pacers as part time gig in 2008, and in 2009, I left the field of architecture to become the full time manager here at Pacers. In that time, I have seen this store that I love continue to grow and thrive in the Old Town community and I hope that Pacers can be as meaningful to our customers as it has been to my wife and I.