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.
We aim to create a friendly, non-intimidating shopping environment for people of all ages, sizes, shapes and fitness levels. Through individualized service and expertise, we give you the tools to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle.
Given our 5-star average rating on Yelp, we believe we’re on the right track. Our goal is not just to provide you with the best service, but with the best results. We’ve had years of success finding people the perfect shoes—shoes that have made runners run smarter, walkers walk with more ease, and the injury-prone to be pain-free.
Stop by and take us for a test drive—and see why folks are calling Marin Running Company the best in the Bay!
Owner Charles Yoakum was just featured in Wired magazine!
Charles, or rather Han Solo, joined hundreds of costumed Star Wars fans to run the Course For The Force 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
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—both barefoot and in multiple shoes—so we can help you make the right choice in footwear. Watch our video to see what we're all about!
Locally Owned, Locally Minded
Marin Running Company is locally-owned and operated by Charles Yoakum, who 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 world. Charles was also on Sac State’s crew team, bicycled competitively in college, finished several triathlons, and has run multiple marathons—including the San Francisco (three times), New York (three times), Chicago and Boston Marathons. (To read his reaction to the Boston Marathon bombing, click here.)
Supporting Our Community
We're proud partners with the Dixie Children's Fund, supporting the local Dixie School District. We are members of the San Anselmo Chamber, and the Downtown San Anselmo Merchant’s Association.