ABOUT US

RED ROCK RUNNING COMPANY

OUR PASSION
At Red Rock Running Company, running is our passion. When you come through the door you should see us with a big smile on our face. We are always excited to meet another runner. And let us be clear, everybody is a runner! You don’t have to be the fastest person in town or reach a certain time goal to be a runner. Our motto is, “Every run is a good run.” If you can put one foot in front of the other, then you are a runner! Our own team is made up of runners of all abilities.

Running means many things to many people. Whatever you run for, we want to hear all about it. When you come into our store we want to hear your running story and we want to help you pick out the shoes that are going to help you tell that story in your own unique way! Running is our passion, and we want to help you express yours!

RED ROCK RUNNING COMPANY

OUR STORY

On January 22, 2018 an email went out to the Red Rock Running Company customer list stating that the current owner was looking to sell the stores. When Mark first saw that email he didn’t give it a second thought. It went right into the trash with all the other junk email he got that day. He went on throughout the rest of his day and didn’t give it a second thought. He had no desire to be a small business owner and his life was busy enough.

The next morning, like every other morning before, Mark woke up and went for a run. During that four mile run he couldn’t stop thinking about owning Red Rock Running Company. He considered his four daughters and how much fun it would be to work in a store with them. He thought about how much fun it would be talking to people every day about running. When he got back from his run he got ready for work. Before he left he fired off an email to his wife, “Wanna own a running store?” he asked.

Later that day, after she got all the kid sot school, she replied, “Hell yes!”

Mark knew he couldn’t do this on his own, so he forwarded the email to his running buddy Joshua. Mark and Joshua were the original bromance, but the Air Force had taking Joshua to Virginia. He had since retired and was working on an MBA at William and Mary. Mark couldn’t think of anybody better to partner with on a venture like this.
It didn’t take long for Joshua to respond. His response, “Dude, I just had a dream the other night about buying a shoe store!”

We reached out to the owner and started the process. It wasn’t easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is. There were times when we thought we weren’t going to get it, or times when we thought it wasn’t going to make sense, but we kept pushing forward. It became clear we would need a third partner, and we both knew who to reach out to.

Both Mark and Joshua have known John for a long time. We were excited when he wanted to come on board as a third partner. Mark, Joshua, and John have been on many runs together. Like any set of running buddies, they’ve had conversations about everything from the mysteries of the universe to how far away the closest bathroom is. Together they are now owners of Red Rock Running Company.

ABOUT US

RED ROCK RUNNING COMPANY

OUR PASSION
At Red Rock Running Company, running is our passion. When you come through the door you should see us with a big smile on our face. We are always excited to meet another runner. And let us be clear, everybody is a runner! You don’t have to be the fastest person in town or reach a certain time goal to be a runner. Our motto is, “Every run is a good run.” If you can put one foot in front of the other, then you are a runner! Our own team is made up of runners of all abilities.

Running means many things to many people. Whatever you run for, we want to hear all about it. When you come into our store we want to hear your running story and we want to help you pick out the shoes that are going to help you tell that story in your own unique way! Running is our passion, and we want to help you express yours!

RED ROCK RUNNING COMPANY

OUR STORY

On January 22, 2018 an email went out to the Red Rock Running Company customer list stating that the current owner was looking to sell the stores. When Mark first saw that email he didn’t give it a second thought. It went right into the trash with all the other junk email he got that day. He went on throughout the rest of his day and didn’t give it a second thought. He had no desire to be a small business owner and his life was busy enough.

The next morning, like every other morning before, Mark woke up and went for a run. During that four mile run he couldn’t stop thinking about owning Red Rock Running Company. He considered his four daughters and how much fun it would be to work in a store with them. He thought about how much fun it would be talking to people every day about running. When he got back from his run he got ready for work. Before he left he fired off an email to his wife, “Wanna own a running store?” he asked.

Later that day, after she got all the kid sot school, she replied, “Hell yes!”

Mark knew he couldn’t do this on his own, so he forwarded the email to his running buddy Joshua. Mark and Joshua were the original bromance, but the Air Force had taking Joshua to Virginia. He had since retired and was working on an MBA at William and Mary. Mark couldn’t think of anybody better to partner with on a venture like this.
It didn’t take long for Joshua to respond. His response, “Dude, I just had a dream the other night about buying a shoe store!”

We reached out to the owner and started the process. It wasn’t easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is. There were times when we thought we weren’t going to get it, or times when we thought it wasn’t going to make sense, but we kept pushing forward. It became clear we would need a third partner, and we both knew who to reach out to.

Both Mark and Joshua have known John for a long time. We were excited when he wanted to come on board as a third partner. Mark, Joshua, and John have been on many runs together. Like any set of running buddies, they’ve had conversations about everything from the mysteries of the universe to how far away the closest bathroom is. Together they are now owners of Red Rock Running Company.