Welcome to Marin Running Company!
Our mission is to provide you with the very best products, service and expertise whether you’re a runner, walker, yoga guru or cross-fit devotee—or are simply looking for a good, supportive pair of shoes.
Owner Charles Yoakum was just featured in Wired magazine!
Charles, or rather Han Solo, joined hundreds of costumed Star Wars fans to run the Lightsaber Relay Race to Comic-Con to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Read the article here to see what he said about it!
Video Motion Analysis to Find the Perfect Fit
We are the only store in the North Bay that conducts state-of-the-art video motion analysis! Our system enables us to conduct an in-depth examination of your gait and biomechanics—both barefoot and in multiple shoes. Better than the naked eye, at 25 frames a second, the video captures subtle nuances in your form, foot strike and more. Then taking into account your exercise habits and past injuries, our goal is to find you the optimal shoe. Read more
Join Our MEETUP Running Groups!
We have two ongoing running groups on Meetup.com: one for true beginning runners, where we combine walking and running to ease you into the sport, and a multi level group that can go anywhere from 4 to 10 miles depending on the run. Check us out on Meetup.com for our latest runs and come join us! Read more
Unlike big mall stores or shoe barns where you’re typically ignored, our first priority is customer service. Whether you’re looking for good supportive shoes, or you’re a runner, walker, swimmer, yoga guru, or cross fit devotee, we aim to find you the perfect fit based on your needs, not our agenda. We aim to please! But don’t take our word for it, read our testimonials!
We’re Picky about Our Products!
After thorough research and product testing, we hand pick only the highest-quality technical footwear and apparel. Rather than carry every brand, shoe and shirt, we deliberately limit our selection to the very best performing products on the market. Its one of the reasons that we were featured on CBS Sports: Best Places For Women's Sports Apparel! Some brands we carry, like Mizuno, INOV-8 and Montrail, you won’t find anywhere else in Marin. Read more
Locally Owned, Locally Minded
Marin Running Company is locally-owned and operated by Charles Yoakum, along with his Store Manager of five years (and long-time runner), Franki Bevans. Charles grew up in Marin, ran track for Drake High School, and knows Mt. Tam’s trails like the back of his feet. An avid runner and exercise enthusiast, Charles is a track-and-field fan and has read nearly every book on how to train optimally. He’s interviewed regularly by running magazines and writes a blog on tips and trends in the running and sports world. Read more about Charles & his staff