JackRabbit has acquired Rogue Running, which operates one store in Austin.
The store is located at 410 Pressler St., just west of downtown. The store will be rebranded to Rogue Running by JackRabbit.
The Rogue Running training centers and the Rogue Expeditions travel business weren’t included in the sale.
“Rogue Running has such a deep heritage within the Austin running community and are truly running enthusiasts and experts,” JackRabbit CEO Bill Kirkendall said in a written statement. “We could not be happier to have their retail operation join our JackRabbit team.
“Like JackRabbit, Rogue Running has a strong running and fitness expertise and shares the same values of providing personalized services to its customers who are passionate about running and fitness. We are also excited to work in partnership with Rogue Running training and travel businesses as one Rogue Running community. We are committed to growing the JackRabbit brand across the country and Texas with the full support of our employees, management team and our shareholders at CriticalPoint Capital.”
JackRabbit now has 63 stores in 17 states, including nine in Texas operating under the RunOn! and Texas Running Co. names. One Texas Running Co. location is in Austin’s Arboretum area.
In May 2017, CriticalPoint Capital, a private investment firm based in Manhattan Beach, CA, completed the acquisition of JackRabbit and its respective stores from The Finish Line, Inc. At the end of 2016, there were 65 JackRabbit and JackRabbit-affiliated stores in eighteen states with approximately 800 employees.
Other banners include BlueMile, RunOn!, Running Fit, Road Runner, Raleigh Running Outfitters, Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, VA Runner, Running Company, Bob Ronker’s Running Spot, Boulder Running Company and Striders. The company plans to gradually transition its entire family of running specialty stores across the country to the JackRabbit brand over the next 24 months.