Maryland & Charm City Run are Tax-Free for Back to School

Maryland & Charm City Run are Tax-Free for Back to School

From Sunday, Aug. 14 to Saturday, Aug. 20, the great state of Maryland provides a week of tax-free shopping on qualifying apparel and footwear items $100 or less (Check out the complete list here). In addition, Charm City Run and VITA are covering the tax on apparel and footwear priced more than $100 and ALL accessories, which are not included in the tax-free week.

The Gearist Reviews the Saucony Kinvara 7

Our buddy Brandon from The Gearist tried and reviewed the new Saucony Kinvara 7. Watch to video below to learn about the new model and see what he thinks!

About The Gearist

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Introducing the new Superfeet OUTSIDE Sandal

We spend a lot of time talking about the right footwear to wear while running (and rightfully so!), but what about the other hours in the day?  Finding attractive, supportive shoes can be difficult, especially in the summer. That's why we were pretty excited when we heard Superfeet was coming out with their new Outside sandals this year and think you will be, too.

Running Untethered: A review of the new Under Armour Speedform Gemini 2 Record

Running Untethered: A review of the new Under Armour Speedform Gemini 2 Record

As a general rule, I have been told 300-500 miles should be the life expectancy of a pair of running shoes. I had just passed 300 miles in my Brooks Ghost, so I stopped by Charm City Run. My buddy Tom hooked me up with a pair of the new Under Armour Speedform Gemini 2 Record - a shoe that tracks distance (and more), untethered - and asked me to try them out.

Our debut on "From The Ground Up"

Our good friend Dr. Blake Kalkstein, DC, MS, CCSP, ART, TPI, FMS, SFMA Board Certified Sports Chiropractic Physician with Adolph & Kalkstein Chiropractic, Team Chiropractors for the Baltimore Orioles, recently started "From The Ground Up" a weekly video blog focused on running. We were thrilled when he asked us to come talk about the importance of finding the right shoe and our fitting process.  Check out the video below, then head over to their You Tube Channel to see other informational videos!

Shoe of the Week: Brooks Addiction 12

Get hooked on the new Brooks Addiction 12, which is here at Charm City Run for men and women! This upgraded running shoe offers superior new features that are sure to help you get through your run with tremendous comfort and support. The BioMoGo DNA midsole provides adaptive cushioning while the Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar delivers high-class comfortable stability. Add a Segmented Crash Pad, which will give you ultimate cushion for smooth landings and extra upper moisture-management to keep your feet more comfortable, and you have an all-around great shoe waiting to be slipped on for a run on the track or street.

Pronation Suitability: Moderate to severe pronation.

Men’s Specs: Weight: 13.05 oz.; Midsole drop: 12mm.

Women’s Specs: Weight: 11.9 oz.; Midsole drop: 12mm. 

Race Day Ready #1

Getting ready for the Baltimore Running Festival? It's important to make sure you have the right gear to help you get through the day comfortably and efficiently. Check out some of our great in-store ideas for women and men participants!



A.  Women’s UA Fly-By Mesh Tank: A super lightweight tank top offering superior breathability & comfort; B.  Brooks Moving Comfort Rebound Racer Back Sports Bra: Super-supportive, front-adjustable bra with PowerMesh zones for increased ventilation; C.  Brooks Greenlight Capri: Super-supportive, chafe-free leggings with two pockets; D.  Mizuno Wave Runner 18: Soft & flexible sneaker with extra padding & sockliner for better rebound & resiliency; E.  The North Face Better than Naked Hat: Ultra-light, ultra-thin hat with foam insert & velcro adjustment to provide extra comfort & customization; F.  Brooks Women's Infiniti Skort: Lightweight, supportive skort with two pockets & reflective accents; G.  Nike Women’s DriFIT Epic Run Capris: DriFIT fabric leggings maintains dryness & offers comfortable range of motion; H.  Nathan Icon Bottle (24 oz.): The SpeedLock Race Cap & flow valve keep this bottle secure with controlled fluid intake; I.  Timex Sleek 50: A lightweight & durable watch with 50 Lap Memory, interval timer, & chronograph training log.



A.  Nike Dri-FIT Contour Running T-Shirt: Dri-FIT mesh fabric and crew-neck design provide a nonrestrictive, comfortable fit with superior breathability & airflow; B.  UA HeatGear® Armour Compression Shorts – Mid: Comfortable, supportive compression shorts with extra mobility, sweat resistant fabric, & anti-odor technology; C.  UA Tech™ Patterned Long Sleeve: Quick-drying, ultra-soft long sleeve with sweat resistant fabric & anti-odor technology; D.  Brooks Sherpa 7’’ 2-in-1 Shorts - Navy: Lightweight shorts with sweat resistant pockets & internal mesh boxer brief with security pocket; E.  CamelBak ARC 2: This running belt keeps 20 oz. of water at your waist for a stable, bounce-free long run; F.  UA Shadow Run Cap – Navy: Unstructured fit conforms to your head with build-in HeatGear® sweatband & mesh ventilation to keep you dry & cool; G.  New Balance 860v5: ABZORB® & ACTEVA® provide extra cushioning in midfoot & midsole for better resistance, support & comfort; H.  Timex Ironman® Sleek 50 Full-Size: A lightweight & durable watch with 50 Lap Memory, interval timer, & chronograph training log.

Shoe of the Week: Saucony Redeemer

The Saucony Redemmer is now available here at Charm City Run. While flexibility and runnability remain as headlining Saucony attributes, the Redeemer adds outstanding stability and ride support to this sneaker’s features. Plush cushioning provides the underfoot with compressing materials between the foot and the running surface to deliver more impact protection through the use of PWRGRID+. This adds 20% more cushioning as well as fluid transition maintenance from the heel to toe for a smooth ride. The Redeemer provides those looking for a shoe tailored for support and stability with a greater level of motion control as it is designed with an 8mm. offset for those with severe pronation. The sneaker also features Injection Blown Rubber, which is liquid molded rubber allowing for higher consistency and durability. Add an ISOFIT upper for a sock-like fit and the Saucony Redeemer is a great combination of comfort and support for both road and track surfaces.

Pronation Suitability: Severe pronation

Women’s Specs: Weight: 11.5 oz.; Heel Stack Height: 21mm.; Forefoot Stack Height: 21mm.

Men’s Specs: Weight: 12.9 oz.; Heel Stack Height: 29mm.; Forefoot Stack Height: 21mm.