If you are shopping for the right athletic shoe, make sure you stop by Super Jock 'N Jill ( http://www.superjocknjill.com ). The staff are super knowledgeable about their shoes (and the running scene) and make sure that you walk out the door with the right shoe. When I came in, they asked for the type of activity that I do, looked for pronation, asked about the arch support, heel support, toe box. They brought out at least 25 pairs of shoes and asked me to go outside and road test it. I was there for at least an hour but I discovered a new brand of shoes that I absolutely love. Great job guys!
Super Jock 'n Jill sponsors several running events throughout the city/year. At the St. Patrick's Run, Walk, Crawl, they usually give out coupons along with T shirt when you register.