Project:  Running Specialty Group

Role:  Partner at Gart Capital Partners (former JV partner), lead acquisitions efforts, industry relationship development and was involved in various aspects of strategic planning

Status: Past project, unrealized

Initial capitalization date: March 2012

In March of 2012, Finish Line (Nasdaq: FINL) and Gart Capital Partners (GCP) officially launched a strategic partnership to form Running Specialty Group (RSG), a leading specialty running retail business with 19 well-established stores, eventually including the renowned Boulder Running Company.

Since that time, the company has grown to a network of over 75 specialty running stores in 16 states and the District of Columbia under the JackRabbit, The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running Company, Running Spot, Running Fit, VA Runner, Capital RunWalk, RoadRunner, Garry Gribble’s, Run Colorado, Raleigh Running Outfitters, Striders and Indiana Running Company banners.

Running Specialty Group

Boulder Running Company

 Short video that discusses the value of Running Specialty Stores.

Boulder Running Company - Denver, CO

Photography provided by Unsplash and Boulder Running Company