The Running Center’s mission is to increase participation of active lifestyles in the Tampa Bay Area by demonstrating knowledge of our products and their application. The Running Center promotes a healthy and active lifestyle through a continuous commitment to community involvement, steady growth and achieving sales goals


The Running Center will be recognized as a vibrant, community involved specialty retail store with the a dynamic, innovative and high-performance sales staff that provides superior customer service and products. Values Integrity Passion Respect Professionalism Competence Empathy Pride Participation Location


Meet the Team

We Offer Tampa’s Most Experienced Sales Staff to Help You With All Your Running Needs




Bill Davison started the Running Center in 1999 with 20 years of experience in sales in the sporting goods industry with the goal of building a running store where anybody interested in the activity of running or walking not only gets the best shoe for their foot but also gets the best information on all aspects of the sport, from clothing to accessories.


 Chloe & Dustin Hicks


Chloe & Dustin have a passion for running and love helping others live a healthy & active lifestyle through exercising. Both have years of experience in the running shoe industry.



John Weaver

Shop Manager


John is a former runner for the University of South Florida where he majored in exercise science. Along with running at USF, John has over 10 year of running experience with race distances up to a full marathon, including becoming a Boston Marathon qualifier.



Sydney Stoltzfoos

Professional Sales Associate


Sydney is a current student athlete for Pasco-Hernando State College, where she has earned All-American honors in cross country. When Sydney is not running, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Bill Strack

Professional Sales Associate & TRC Race Manager


Bill has been in the running shoe business for over 25 years. He is also a high school cross country & track coach with over 20 years experience. Bill is also the contact for TRC Race Management & Timing Services.