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  • Running Shoes,
  • Running Apparel,
  • Running Accessories,
  • Running Nutrition,
  • Running Electronics,
  • #shoplocalonline,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
1886 1St Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5
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For owners Rob and Becky Smith, opening Vancouver Running Company was a two-for-one situation: just as their family was about to expand with the birth of their son, the couple decided to start a business while they were at it.

“It was an idea that spawned while I was pregnant, and after about six months of being on mat leave, we started to put the plan together,” Becky explains. She and her husband Rob started working on their business plan in July 2014, and by April 2015 they opened the doors at Vancouver Running Company, a store specializing in running shoes, apparel and gear.

Unsurprisingly, both Becky and Rob are avid runners. Rob's interest in running started early in life. “I started because my dad is a runner. We always spent Canadian Thanksgiving at the Victoria marathon and American Thanksgiving at the Seattle marathon, so Thanksgiving to me was an odd holiday because I never spent it at home,” he says with a laugh.

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Slick branding and performance-focused gear make this local shop a cult favourite in the city’s running community. Stop by the showroom to check out display cases stocked with GPS-enabled sport watches from Suunto and Garmin. Ranging from about $150 to over $500, these high-tech devices help runners track their speed, distance, pace, calories burned and more. Advanced athletes will love the Ambit3 multisport watch, which measures performance and recovery metrics, and syncs with mobile devices to provide voice guidance through interval training. VanRunCo also carries wearable LED lights, an important safety measure for those who enjoy late-night runs.

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Founded by Vancouver natives Rob and Becky Smith, this beautiful Kitsilano running boutique feels more like a modern art gallery than a sportswear store. The stark white interior is the perfect canvas for the curated selection of colourful apparel, high-end shoes, and top-of-the-line electronics. But don’t be fooled by the shop’s hip aesthetic, these running pros are all about performance. The shop is stocked with tops, bottoms, headwear, socks and plenty of training accessories designed to keep you cool and comfortable on even your most challenging tempo runs. VRC also offers weekly group runs and yoga sessions.

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