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The Berkeley Running Company is proud to be Wisconsin's premier running and walking specialty store!

Berkeley Running Company

Our Store Hours

Weekdays: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturdays: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sundays: 10 AM - 6 PM

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The Berkeley Fit-Track

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Berkeley Group Runs!

Featured Group Run: Beginner's Group
Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m.

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Join Paige for our Beginner's Running Group for a shorter evening run after work on Tuesdays. The group is open to runners of all levels, and leaves from Berkeley at 5:30pm.


A New Running Adventure Blog!

Our great friend Crystal Nipp has kept us entertained and inspired with her honest, self-deprecating and hilarious running insights before, but her newest running blog will be quite an adventure! Crystal and friends will be traveling out west to take on not one but TWO half-marathons in two of America's most historic, beautiful and MOUNTAINOUS national parks. The "Grizzly Double" includes a half-marathon in Grand Tetons National Park and the second half-marathon just a week later in Yellowstone National Park. These races should be incredible, no doubt -- but of course, it will be the entire journey and experience that is sure to bring plenty of entertaining stories.


Pub Runs

Tuesdays @ 5:45 p.m.

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Our extremely popular Pub Runs head out every Tuesday for 3-6 miles of fun at your own pace, ending at a Great Dane Brewpub location. Email to get the full schedule.

A New Madison Training Group

Saturday Marathon Training Group

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If a spring or summer marathon is on your calendar (especially those running the Green Bay Marathon on May 17), make sure you check out Rick Smith's Saturday Marathon Training group for some good company and conversation, as well as group motivation for those long training runs. The group meets Saturday mornings and is led by Berkeley's good friend Rick Smith. The long runs are guided by the book, "Run Less, Run Faster," though varying pace groups are designed to accommodate a wide range of runners and their training plans. Rick publishes the routes on MapMyRun before each Saturday.

Besides marathoners, many others join the group on Saturdays for shorter distances -- and routes are designed to let you adjust as needed. Runs typically start and finish at a local Madison coffee shop like Starbucks, Panera, Victor Allen's or EVP for the convenience of before-run restrooms and after-run coffee, food and conversation.

Join the Facebook group for weekly run announcements!

Email Rick with questions.

New Group Run!

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Early Morning Group Run
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 5 a.m. (6 miles)
Saturdays @ 5 a.m. (10-20 miles)

Early-morning runs are a fantastic start to your day, giving you a boost of energy, a different perspective on your city and helping you find time for your training amid a busy schedule. The Berkeley Red Socks group leaves from the store at 5 a.m. sharp every Tuesday and Thursday for a six-mile run to the Capitol and back at a 7:30-7:45/mile pace. On Saturdays, the group goes long--anywhere from 10 to 20 miles.

The Red Socks group is perfect for anyone training for a Boston qualifying time (hence the group name) or anyone who just enjoys an early-morning run and wants a few friendly faces to join them.

To add your email address to any of our group run contact lists, email!

See all of Berkeley's Group Runs!

Run Run Run

A new album from former Badger runner Ryan Craven

The Berkeley Running Company is happy to support former Badger runner, Ryan Craven, as he takes the next big step in his music career. His new album, "Run Run Run," is the culmination of Ryan's two greatest passions in life: running and music. Realizing running fans don't really have many songs that capture that which is so near and dear to them, Ryan drew from his own athletic experience and got to work crafting songs and scribbling lyrics.

Ryan's album now available in-store @ Berkeley!


Berkeley Buzz

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

If you are looking for the perfect gift for your active Mom, the Berkeley Running Company has a huge array of top-quality apparel, gear, accessories and more! Here are just a few new favorites:

Darn Tough Shortcake Socks

Nike Pro 3" Shorts

Saucony Easy Cowl

New Balance Ultra Hooded Jacket

Oofos Original

Brooks Versalite Tank

Reebok Strappy Bra

Berkeley Out & About

Our friends Vicki and Dale Sanderson are enjoying an incredible vacation in Bora Bora. Their running shoes made the exotic trip, as well -- though the Sandersons are spending most of their time barefoot in the sand!

A half-dozen members of Team Berkeley lined up for this weekend's Eau Claire Half-Marathon. After training all semester, we are proud to say everyone finished the challenging course on a very warm spring day. Three cheers for each of them!

Over the weekend, we asked those participating in the Lake Monona 20k to send us a few photos from the event. We were blown away by the response, and it was so enjoyable to see all of the familiar smiling faces at this great Madison tradition. 

Send us your Out & About Photos!

Upcoming Sponsored Events

Berkeley Pub Run with Skechers

Tuesday, May 12
Great Dane - Fitchburg

Pub Runs are one of the most popular and most fun Berkeley group runs. Next Tuesday, the Pub Run will feature a special treat: Our Skechers Rep, Adam, will join us to show of the new Skechers Strada and talk about all of the exciting new Skechers running shoes now available at Berkeley!

The run will leave from the Great Dane - Fitchburg at 5:45pm for a 3-6 mile run, finishing with a social hour back at the Great Dane

For more information email

Mobility for Runners:
A Runners' Workshop

Tuesday, May 19
6:30pm @ Berkeley

Join the Berkeley Running Company for an informational and engaging workshop on mobility for runners. This thirty-minute routine will incorporate dynamic movements, foam rolling, yoga, and other techniques to increase flexibility and create full range of motion in all your joints for maximum running efficiency and injury prevention. Runners who sit all day really need this. Bring a mat and foam roller if you have one. Let's work those stiff spots!

Please RSVP by calling the store or emailing

Chavez Cheetah Chase
Saturday, May 30
Madison, WI

The Berkeley Running Company is excited to sponsor the second-annual Chavez Cheetah Chase. This fun family event benefits Cesar Chavez Elementary School and the Madison Metropolitan School District, and features both a 5k and 1-mile walk/run. Of course, participants and their families can look forward to plenty of fun and celebration at the finish line!

Volunteers Needed!

Verona Mud Fest
Saturday, May 30
Verona, WI

The Verona Mud Fest is looking for volunteers to help with all the mucky, muddy fun -- everything from 7:30am registration and court marshaling to clean-up at 8pm. The Mud Fest is a great event for the whole family, with adult and kids' mud runs, as well as snacks and refreshments after the races. 

Berkeley's Event Calendar

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Berkeley is High School Central

The 2015 Wisconsin high school track & field season is finally here! As always, the Berkeley Running Company is your High School Central, with everything you need to make this season a fun and enjoyable success:

• Spikes from the top brands

• High-performance apparel for training
• Recovery gear, from foam rollers to compression wear

10% Student Shoe Discount

All students can receive a special 10% Student Discount on shoes at the Berkeley Running Company.

* Student Discount cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts; excludes sale-priced merchandise; other exclusions may apply.

Berkeley's Marathon Training Group

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Join Berkeley's Marathon Training Facebook Group!

Berkeley Discounts

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Check out the Berkeley Discounts page to see how you can save!

Berkeley Running Company
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2852 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705