About Urban Athletics

We do have the widest selection of the highest quality footwear and apparel, but we’ve got much more...

URBAN ATHLETICS Urban Athletics is owned and operated by Jerry Macari and his wife Cara. Jerry is a well known top runner in NYC, former New York Road Runners Club "Master Runner of the Year" and US Track and Field Certified Coach. Cara is an accomplished distance runner, and a New York Road Runner Club 2009 "Runner of the Year" award nominee. Jerry opened the first Urban Athletics in the World Financial center in 1995. Since then, he has expanded the business by adding a second location on Madison Avenue. Urban Athletics has become a home to runners for camaraderie, gear and advice. This year, Urban Athletics was named Shecky's "Best Running Shoe Store in NYC."

The staff of coaches and athletes at Urban Athletics are knowledgeable footwear fit specialists. By analyzing your running style, special needs, foot type and activity, we can narrow down our wide selection to help you find the shoe that’s best for what YOU do.

A home for runners, where they need one.

Madison Avenue location is conveniently located 160 meters from Central Park. Groups and clubs are welcome to drop their gear at the stores, during store hours.

1291 Madison Avenue @ 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
Phone: 212/828-1906


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RunUrban is NYC’s premiere program because our staff believes in excellence. At RunUrban we believe in first hand experience and education. Those two things build the foundation of all our programs. Our Coaches are all USA Track & Field Certified and are practicing runner’s themselves. Our nutrition counselors are graduates of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition with different specialties.

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