In October 2013, The Running Company – Adelaide was launched. Founder Chris Chapman was born and raised in Adelaide and after opening the first store in Sydney, he felt the tug to come home to Adelaide, be closer to his family whom were all still in Adelaide.
There was a massive opportunity to bring everything that The Running Company is to Adelaide, no other store was or still is doing what The Running Company do in his hometown.
It was a success from day 1.
All the staff at The Running Company – Adelaide have amazing backgrounds in running, triathlon, trail but moreso their level of knowledge around running injuries, physio and sportsmed are second to none, all with no ego as it’s not about us, it’s about each and every person whom walks in the front door. Whether you walk or run 100 miles, we can help you make the right footwear, apparel, nutrition and trail gear choices to help you achieve your goals.
Adelaide, South Australia
Shop 3/278a Unley Road Hyde Park 5061
+61 8 8123 0774
Mon-Wed – 9.30am-5.30pm
Thu – 9.30am-7pm
Fri – 9.30am-5.30pm
Sat – 10am-4pm
Sun – 11am-3pm
South Adelaide SA
Shop 1/39a, Beach Road, Christies Beach, SA 5165
+61 8 8382 1315
Just a quick note of thanks for spending well over an hour with me on Monday morning. I ran in my new Brooks shoes last night, and although my legs were a little sore after (which I was fully expecting as my old shoes were totally wrong for me), and considering I did the PWT on Sunday, I still felt after 6km that I could have gone much further. I can’t thank you guys enough, and have spoken about the great service to all at our start running class which is run by SARRC. Several ladies in our group have also been in lately to get new shoes and all couldn’t believe the level of genuine service offered. Keep up the great work guys.
Hi Chris, I'm pretty happy with the shoes but I feel that the Mizuno shoe allows my feet to have a bit more lateral spread which, on a comfort level on the long runs is a real benefit.The ASICS are light and I have had no issues with them but I think for my feet, the Mizuno edge in front. I'm going to run the Barossa Marathon in the ASICS but I think I’ll be back to see you and the guys for another pair of road shoes shortly after that. Really glad we have found your shop as it's the best for advice and you guys are really great to deal with. We won't go anywhere else for running gear that's for sure. Be even better if there was a shop in the Barossa (hint hint!) - but really it's a pleasure to do the trip into town to your shop for our gear.
Thank you TRC. Your patience, experience, and attention to detail helped me find the perfect shoes for my body and form. 30 mins later I had the best run of my life and I haven't looked back! The Adidas Adistar Boost are so well balanced and the midsole cushioning is fantastic. Take care and thanks for your help.
I have to say, it was the best retail experience I have possibly ever had. I didn't feel rushed or pressured and came away knowing I'd chosen the right shoe for me. With the battle to compete with online sales, it's businesses like yours that are demonstrating the future of retail where you provide such great service that people don't want to buy online! I will be sending people your way for sure.
The Running Company – Adelaide Running Club is completely free. It is also a great opportunity to keep fit and meet new people.
We’re on hold at the moment and will return in the very near future, if you’re in the area or would like to meet some new people, you’re more than welcome to visit the South Adelaide store for their weekly run club, see their page for details.
Shop 3/278a Unley Road Hyde Park 5061
We try to vary it every week but it’s usually around 8-10km at varying paces so inclusive for people of all abilities as opposed to exclusive and only for fast runners. We upload the route to Facebook on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
Chris Chapman, Founder The Running Company
Chris (Chicken as he is more affectionately referred to – it’s all in the legs!) is the founder of The Running Company. Hailing from South Australia, Chris has over 20 years experience in the sporting goods industry, close to nine of those years with Nike. Across various roles, from retail in London, to footwear marketing in Melbourne, then onto EKIN and National Sales both based in Sydney. A combination of a love for great product, being a runner and just a care for wanting to help people make the best footwear decisions to stay injury free is what drives him.
1. Favourite run
Yurrebilla Trail run.
2. Best Running Moment
a) Helping my good friend Lucy smash her goal of sub-4 hour marathon in Melbourne.
b) Winning my hometown marathon in 2006.
3. What do you love about running?
It doesn’t matter how much money you have, what your surname is, what you look like or how popular you may be, running is the ultimate leveller. At the 38kM mark of a marathon, all that bullsh*t goes out the window and it’s at that point that a person’s true humility and personality come shining through – that’s what I love about running. It’s true, raw honesty.