Bull City Running Co.

Building a community of runners


  • 202 W Highway 54, Unit #109 Durham, NC 27713 / (919) 265-3904

Bull City Running Co. was established in 2008 and they thrive on being the hub of the local running community in Durham, NC. They are proud to be a locally-owned, socially responsible, small business. They make a difference by being a solutions-oriented specialty shop for runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts of all levels. Every day, they exist to exceed expectations of their customers, their community partners, and their staff.

They don’t just sell stuff. They take great care and pride in researching the best running footwear, apparel, and products that are available. They are very knowledgeable about the products they carry and they offer an unparalleled customer service experience. 

Bull City Running Co. is rooted in the Durham community and they exist because of it. As a team, they also run, eat out, drink local coffee and microbrew, grocery shop, get their hair cut, eat local produce, send their kids to public school, pay rent, pay tuition, and own homes in the community. They love the community and aim to be a positive part of it and give back. It’s simple and accountable. They appreciate the opportunity, every day, to do what they love. 

Bull City Running Co. has been recognized as the best running store in Durham and one of the Top 50 Running Stores in America.
Start of the Kids Run Durham 4x400m Relay!Holiday Greetings from Your Top 50 Running Store in America!“Heat of the Night” Community Run with Saucony and RunPops!“Run Your Heart Out” Valentine’s Day Run with Saucony“No Bull” Speed Training Group

We aren't in the business of selling stuff, but selling a way of life – one that makes us as individuals and as a community more physically and mentally fit. More connected. To achieve this culture of connection, we take the time to relate and communicate in careful ways, always striving to advance our mission as a company: “building a community of runners and walkers by creating a fun, informative, and inspiring place for people to pursue their fitness goals.” 

Bull City Running Co is also host to Kids Run Durham -- a 5-week, fun-focused, children’s running program. Offered in the spring and fall for ages 4-12, Kids Run Durham introduces kids to running in a safe, encouraging environment to try out distances from 100 meters to 1 mile. With personalized bibs, kids are cheered on by name and get an official time every Sunday afternoon during the series, which takes place at a local park. 

Each session is kicked off with a quick lesson to teach participants the basics of stretching, pacing, nutrition, hydration, and sportsmanship before they run around the park and into a finishing shoot lined with high fives from parents and other participants. In addition to getting kids outside to play and giving younger children a “real” running experience, Kids Run Durham helps instill a love and excitement for running as a life-long sport.


  • American Tobacco Trail: 202 W NC Hwy 54, Durham, NC
  • Umstead State Park: N. Harrison Ave, Cary, NC
  • Al Buehler Trail: NC Hwy 751 and Science Dr, Durham, NC

Post-run in Town

  • Bean Traders: 105 W NC Hwy 54, Durham, NC  
  • Fullsteam Brewery: 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC
  • Monuts Donuts: 1002 Ninth St, Durham, NC

Saucony Squad

  • Shadow Rep – Marcus Rowland
  • Sales Rep – Andrea Runyan


  • Facebook - www.facebook.com/bullcityrunning
  • Instagram - @bullcityrunning

By: Marcus Rowland, Saucony Shadow Rep