The Running Company

Clifton Hill, Victoria

Opened in 2014 by owner, Chris Wight, Clifton Hill is located in the inner north of Melbourne, just a stones throw from the prime running offered through Studley Park and along the Yarra River and Merri Creek. A haven for both road and trail runners alike.


Clifton Hill, Victoria
175a Queens Parade, Clifton Hill 3068
+61 3 9041 6801


Opening Times

These have changed due to the COVID-19 virus, please see below, specifically it’s by appointment only and please call the store to make a booking.

Thank you for your support of our small business and keep running!
Mon-Fri – 11am-4pm
Sat – 11am-4pm
Sun – 11am-4pm

Nearby Locations

Geelong Victoria
Shop 2/226 Pakington St
Geelong West 3218
+61 3 5242 8150

Yarraville Victoria
87 Anderson Street
Yarraville 3013
+61 3 9918 8199

Other Store Locations

Praise for Clifton Hill

Running Club

The Running Company Running Club Clifton Hill

The Running Company – Clifton Hill Running Club is completely FREE. It’s also a great opportunity to keep fit, meet new people, talk about running and triathlon with experienced athletes and enjoy some of the best running tracks in the world.

Every Wednesday night – Meet at 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start.

175a Queens Parade, Clifton Hill 3068

The Route
We try to vary it every week but it’s usually around 10km at varying paces so it’s inclusive for people of all abilities as opposed to exclusive and only for faster runners. We upload the route to Facebook on Monday or Tuesday of every week.

Meet the Team

Chris Wight
Chris grew up in the outdoors: from tennis in his back garden to running at a high level with school. After a break from the sport, running became a large part of Chris’s life again in 2006 when he finished the Dublin marathon in 3:07 despite ‘poor training and a terrible diet’. Returning to Australia a year later, his interest switched to ultra distance trail running. For the next six years Chris chalked up impressive wins in Australia and overseas. In 2012, running became not only his passion but his profession when he left his job in engineering. He joined The Running Company in Geelong before moving to Clifton Hill. Proficient on the road and on trails, he finished fourth in the Great Ocean Road Marathon and in 2015 won the Alpine Challenge 100 Mile Race, pulverising the previous record by two hours.

1. Favourite run
Daily loop along the trails beside the Yarra River.
2. Best Running Moment
Alpine Challenge 2015. Just one of those days when everything worked to the point that it felt easy. You don’t get many of those.
3. What do you love about running?
Its simplicity and long Sunday runs with friends.

The Running Company

The Running Company

Nathan Shearer
Up until early 2013, Nathan describes himself as ‘fat, albeit a good cricketer’. Taking up swimming, biking and running he made a rapid progression into triathlon to the point of winning the age group category at Ironman New Zealand in early 2016.  He’s passionate about all things triathlon and specifically running and is a self-confessed ‘sneaker head’ – both running and casual shoes.  When not in store he can be found lurking at local cafes around Melbourne in his lycra, drinking flat whites and eating exceptional pastries of all denominations.

1. Favourite run
The long loop, Ewan Maddock Dam, Sunshine Coast.
2. Best Running Moment
Completing my first 5km run without stopping in 2012.
3. What do you love about running?
The freedom (cliche – but it’s true!) that it affords you, and the ease of that freedom – put some shoes on and just go.







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We will be closed this coming Monday the 27th. Trading as normal all weekend #therunningcompany #therunningcompany_cliftonhill #runyourworld ...

It’s holiday season! Plenty of chances to get in store before and after the public holidays #therunningcompany #therunningcompany_cliftonhill #runyourworld ...

Shop dog ✅ TRC x Fractel cap ✅ Gift Vouchers ✅ (we also do shoes, but that’s a minor detail)
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Shop dog ✅ TRC x Fractel cap ✅ Gift Vouchers ✅ (we also do shoes, but that’s a minor detail)
#therunningcompany #therunningcompany_cliftonhill #runyourworld

Fresh @fractelrunning x TRC 5 panels in store. 40 clams for the steez. #therunningcompany #therunningcompany_cliftonhill #fractelrunning ...

Still (very) limited sizes of Nikes Vaporfly Next% available.
Could this be the shoe top take you through your next marathon?