About Running Warehouse

Customer Service

About Running Warehouse

Running Warehouse was founded in 2005 by a small group of experienced runners whose sole goal was to bring the best possible shopping experience to all running enthusiasts regardless of how they chose to visit us. The philosophy implemented at Running Warehouse was to establish all customers as priority and treat them as friends, both online and in the store.

Our Approach

Our vision from inception was to provide a hometown Running Specialty experience to all runners, anywhere. To make this vision a reality, we assembled the finest selection of running specific products available, provided premier product training to our staff, established a foundation of excellent customer service and provided helpful online resources. These assets were combined and made readily available, allowing our running friends to make the very best choices from a company who makes runners the priority. Our goal is to provide the top value within the running industry and in our opinion, this is best provided through excellent service.

Community Responsibility

The need to help the sport of running, as well as the larger running community, is not lost on us. We accomplish this through a variety of event sponsorships and philanthropic campaigns.

  • We donate shoes, free of charge, to young runners in need through our Quick Start Shoe Donation Program Learn More
  • Through our partnership with +3, we support the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams. Learn More
  • As title sponsor of the City to the Sea Half Marathon, we help fund the men's and women's track and cross country teams at Cuesta College. Learn More
  • We host the annual Avila Beach Turkey Trot where every dollar raised supports The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Learn More
  • We host the annual Pozo 5k which raises funds for Jack's Helping Hand, a local, non-profit organization that provides equipment to disabled kids regardless of their ability to pay. Learn More
  • We provide the funds needed to host the San Luis Obispo County High School Cross Country Championships.

Dedication to our Staff

None of the above happens without a wonderful staff of very talented and very dedicated people. Kind, positive, and honest people who have fun along the way. People who have a passion for doing the right thing and helping others follow suit. We try to do our very best to encourage and reward staff who take the initiative to deliver an exceptional experience. Learn More


Value Compass

  • Integrity - Do the right thing
  • Passion - For people, for community, for work,
    for the sport
  • Knowledge - Provide useful, accurate info and
    quality assistance
  • Health - Balance in all things

We sincerely hope that you enjoy your experience with us now and into the future.

Joe Rubio and the Running Warehouse Team.