About Us

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What We Do

The most important investment you can make for your active lifestyle is a proper fitting pair of technical running shoes.  The best running and walking shoes are running shoes, and we will show you why this is true.  Our experienced staff is trained to analyze your gait and provide a custom objective fit for your shoes and apparel.  The shoes you wear determine your comfort during your workout, as well as your ability to remain healthy.  Speaking to the active woman, second and no less important to shoes is the fitting of your sports bra. So many women believe that they must compress or squish, not so in today’s world.  Our staff is also trained to provide sports bra fittings.  Come in and let us show you what is new and better in the world of sports bras today.

Why We Do It

Today’s customer is busy with family, work, or even both. There just isn’t time to search the big box store for the right size and right fit. We offer skilled personnel with the knowledge base to provide shoe fittings and apparel advice for your sport and adventure.

Simply put, our customers deserve to be treated with respect and care when purchasing items for their form of relaxation or fitness. We want you to visit our store and to consider it your meeting place with friends, but most importantly, we want you to have quality products that allow you to be active and excited about your next adventure!

We want to be your only choice for sport and lifestyle apparel and shoes!!

Dayton’s #1 full-service apparel and footwear provider

September 12, 2015 marked Up and Running in Dayton’s 10 year anniversary! Susie and our entire staff would like to thank all of you for the many many great memories you have provided over these 10 years. We are proud to be a part of the active Dayton community. Thank you for trusting us and thank you for supporting our local independent business. You help us make a difference, and for that we are very grateful. Cheers to 10 more years of first time 5K’s, PR’s, new endeavors and most importantly active and healthy lifestyles full of friendships and fun!

Up and Running in Dayton provides you with a wide variety of fitness products, services, support, and education – whether you are a hard-core fitness junkie or a casual athlete. We are a woman-owned and operated business, and want to provide you with the highest level of quality and service.

Up and Running in Dayton was established in 2005 as a women’s-specific store, a place for women to feel comfortable while receiving top quality service. Interestingly, the women wanted us to fit their men too, whether that was their spouse, father, son, boyfriend, or co-worker. So in 2006, we brought in a small amount of men’s product to fill these needs. And now in 2015, we are Dayton’s #1 full-service apparel and footwear provider for both men and women. Up and Running has also been chosen as one of the 50 best running stores in America by the Competitor group! Thanks to our wonderful Up and Running friends & family, in November 2011 we added our second UAR location in Troy, OH. We moved into the historic building located at 12 S. Market Street.

Our customers might practice yoga, ride a bike, walk leisurely, or run a 7-minute mile pace. Our customers cover the gamut and bring a great energy to the store every day! Up and Running evolved because not everyone feels comfortable in a “running” store. UAR’s energetic environment welcomes all active lifestyles.

Store Hours

Sunday Noon - 4 pm
Monday - Friday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm


Dayton (937) 432-9210
Troy (937) 401-0295