This running specialty store is known as much for its inclusive culture and social events as it is for its boutique service and products. Whether it’s a Friday morning flapjack run, an athleisure fashion show or a yoga class tailored specifically for runners and their unique needs (ahem, tight hamstrings), the store’s events are always well-attended. Its proximity to downtown Minneapolis attracts enthusiastic runners of all stripes, who stay connected through its Facebook event calendar. Come for the shoes, linger for the doughnuts, stay for the camaraderie. 411 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls., 612-378-6001, millcityrunning

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