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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!

Berkeley Babes
Berkeley's Newest Running Group!

Looking for an uptempo women's group run? Join the Berkeley Babes for weekly runs at a 8-8:15-mile pace. Our good friend Jenny Aune leads this women's group, which meets throughout the greater Madison area.

For more info, call the store or email
See all Berkeley's Group Runs!

New Running Blog & Group Runs:
10 Percent More

Follow Jason Penticoff's push to qualify for Boston!

See Jason's latest blog post here!

A New Running Adventure Blog!

Our great friend Crystal Nipp 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. 

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, 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.

Milwaukee Running Festival Network

October 30 - November 1, 2015

The Milwaukee Running Festival is one of the most exciting things to happen in the Wisconsin running community in years! The inaugural event, taking place this fall, is a FULL WEEKEND of events that blend a celebration of Milwaukee's unique and vibrant neighborhoods and landmarks with a celebration of running and an active lifestyle. There are events for every age and level, from a full marathon and half-marathon to a 5k and 1-mile. The Berkeley Running Company is very excited to give its full support to this incredible event. Race Director Chris Ponteri is a longtime friend of Berkeley, and we know the event will be a tremendous success under his guidance.

Stay "In the Know" & Win Free Stuff!
Join Berkeley's Milwaukee Running Festival Network to stay "in the know" on all the latest news about this event. This special group will get updates and members will also have the chance to win free stuff, from a free entry to the event to Berkeley gift cards and more!

Email to join the network!

Berkeley Buzz

Berkeley Nominated
Best of Madison 2016!

The Berkeley Running Company is honored to again receive a nomination as one of the top Recreation & Fitness stores in Madison Magazine's Best of Madison 2016. When you have a minute, visit the Best of Madison online ballot and cast your votes for all of your Madison favorites!

Berkeley is 
High School Central
Cross Country Spikes & Gear are HERE!

As always, the Berkeley Running Company is your High School Central, with everything you need for training and race day to help you make this season fun and successful:

• Spikes
• Performance Apparel
• Socks, Gear and other Accessories
• Compression Gear

Berkeley is proud to support our young men and women as they pursue their goals for this season, and begin their own lifelong love of running.

Featured Products:

New Balance Beacon Pullover

Asics Thermostrip 1/2 Zip

Asics Graphic Tight

Adidas City Energy Hoodie

Saucony Sonic Reflex Jacket

NEW Berkeley Apparel

Berkeley Out & About

Congratulations to this morning's Madison Garden Half Marathon Women's Winner, Lauren Hintz! Lauren and her mother stopped at Berkeley following her excellent run on Madison's east side. Way to go, Lauren!

Our friends from the Run Janesville group had a wonderful turnout for theirThursday evening Pub Run last week. This amazing group continues to keep growing with new members each week! 


Upcoming Sponsored Events

Volunteers Needed!
Sugar Creek Elementary 5k Fun Run
Saturday, October 10
Verona, WI

The Berkeley Running Company will be hosting the water stop at the Sugar Creek Elementary 5k Fun Run, and event benefitting the Parent Teachers Organization at Sugar Creek Elementary School in Verona. The PTO helps organize and manage fun, enriching and educational programs and activities for children at the school.

To join Berkeley as a volunteer at the water stop, contact

Run Berbee with Berkeley

2015 Berbee Derby
Thurs., Nov. 26
Fitchburg, WI

Thanksgiving may seem a long way off, but registration for the 2015 Berbee Derby is now open! This incredible Madison tradition is a fantastic and fun way to get a healthy kick-start for your Turkey Day. The 12th-annual Berbee Derby features a 10k run & 5k run/walk through the beautiful prairie of Fitchburg.

Join Team Berkeley for Berbee

Volunteer with Berkeley for Berbee

Indian Lake Trail Run
Saturday, October 3
Cross Plains, WI


Registration is now open for the 2015 Indian Lake Trail Run! As always, the Berkeley Running Company is excited to sponsor this wonderful trail run supporting restoration projects at Indian Lake County Park and other beautiful parks of the greater Madison area. The Indian Lake Trail Run takes runners on course as challenging as it is beautiful, through woods, hills and prairies. This year’s run features 12k and 7k races, a kids' fun run, live music, delicious after-race fare, and another bountiful harvest in the post-race raffle. New this year is chip timing for a more efficient awards ceremony and faster results. This year, all participants will receive lake-themed merino wool socks to all runners.

Please note: There is no race-day registration for this event, so early sign-up is encouraged!


Madison Aruna Run
Saturday, October 10
Madison, WI
Join the Berkeley Running Company for a morning to celebrate and support freedom. Berkeley is excited to once again sponsor the Madison Aruna 5K Run for Their Freedom, benefitting the Aruna Project, an international human rights organization focused on bringing and sustaining freedom for women and girls exploited by sex trafficking. Participants run for a specific woman by name to help raise awareness of her need and funds to bring freedom and hope to the enslaved. Entry fee includes great post-race food, giveaways from sponsors, and shirts and bags made by women who have been freed, in part, from previous Aruna Runs.

Berkeley's Event Calendar

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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!

Madison Fall Half-Marathon Training Team

Beginning Aug. 20 thru Nov. 5
Thursdays 6-7PM @ Berkeley
Cost: $75

Planning to run the Madison Fall Half-Marathon? Berkeley is teaming up with our friends from EVO Endurance to offer a specialized training group, beginning August 20. The 12-week, 12-session program includes coached group runs and focused clinics aimed at preparing you for a successful and enjoyable half-marathon this fall. You will have access to high-level coaching, as well as the opportunity to meet new friends in a social running environment. The program is open to runners of all levels, though participants should be running with some consistency in the weeks prior to the program start.

Email Coach CJ at to register or for more information.

Berkeley Running Company
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2852 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705