The Run Inn, founded in 1992, is an owner operated specialty athletic footwear and apparel retailer. We are currently operating two stores in the lower mainland, one in Kerrisdale (Vancouver) and the other in Tsawwassen (Delta).
The Run Inn prides itself in providing a great selection of athletic footwear and apparel in combination with the best customer service and specialty fitting.
The Run Inn believes in a strong community commitment through local sponsored non-profit events, clubs, and schools.
The Run Inn also provides weekly running clinics for walkers, those new to running, and advanced runners of all levels. We welcome you to drop by and visit us anytime to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Run Inn Staff
Kevin Ridley is one of the original founding partners of The Run Inn and has been at The Run Inn for 21 years. Kevin is a big soccer fan and also loves to run, especially in his current favorite, the Brooks Glycerin. Kevin is a big fan of the 5km. Inspired by his Dad, who raised 8 kids, Kevin has kids of his own in addition to all of us “kids” working at the store. When he’s not working hard at the store, you may find him strolling the beaches of Hawaii, a favorite place to get away.
As one of the original founding partners of the Run Inn , Chris has also been with The Run Inn for 21 years. He enjoys long bike rides, short cab rides to the pub and doesn't like long walks along the beach. A self professed shoe geek (AKA "the master shoe fitter") with 30 years shoe fitting, Chris can get you running into your perfect pair of shoes. When Chris isn't hard at work, you can find him at the stadium watching the Vancouver Whitecaps play.
Australian born Partner Steve Nobbs has also been here since the beginning.
Steve's love of running has been a lifelong endeavor going back to his childhood days in Sydney where he established a distinguished career in track to State and National levels in middle distance events. Later, trading in his spikes he even threw in a 30min 10k, 1:09 Half Marathon and 2:26 Marathon to prove there was more to running “than just” doing it in circles.
Today Steve is running to stay fit, leaving track to his son Tom to follow in his footsteps and give back his knowledge and advice to fit and help anyone who comes into The Run Inn looking for a better and healthier lifestyle - with the best tools possible.
Anthony has been with the Run Inn for over 5 years now, with the pleasure of working at both the Kerrisdale and Delta store respectively. Currently finished his Communication degree from Simon Fraser University. Anthony is a huge soccer, running and gym fanatic. He loves to run in the BMO Half-Marathon competing for a new personal best every year. Also a self-proclaimed sneaker head.
He goes by either Anthony, Leo, or sometimes on occasion, Chris (no, they are not related and yes that is why he got the job!).
Rebecca Tait (RT) has been apart of the Run Inn team since 2010 and is one of our best members! Her love and knowledge for running and the human body makes her the perfect person to ask regarding your health and fitness needs. RT has completed numerous half marathons and has goals set to do more.
When she isn’t training in her Nike Free RN Distance or Nike Lunarglide 8, Rebecca is busy perusing a career in massage therapy. Outside of the Delta or Vancouver shop RT’s interests include beach walks, animals, and sampling artisan bakery shops. This smart and funny employee is a pleasure to work and run with, come on in and see why we can’t get enough of RT!
Lori joined the Run Inn in August, 2013 after many years of working in the health care system. She enjoys long distance running and has completed eight marathons and more than thirty half marathons. Her favourite race so far was the New York City Marathon. As Canada's first Ambassador for ON Running, Lori likes to run in her Cloudsurfers and Cloudflows.
In her spare time Lori enjoys growing orchids, African violets and other gesneriads. She is the librarian for the Vancouver African Violet and Gesneriad Society and a student judge for the American Gesneriad Society. Lori lives in a floating home with her husband, three cats and five birds.
Courtney is the newest member to The Run Inn team and we couldn’t be happier to have her! Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge in both running and soccer to the store. Having played at a high level for years, she knows all the ins and outs of the soccer world.
As of recently, Courtney has also been making podium appearances in many races throughout Vancouver ranging from 5k’s to Half Marathons. Always striving for a new personal best, Courtney brings a high energy and love for sport and competition to the store. Come by and learn how Court keeps on top of her success. We promise you will love this bubbly athlete just as much as we do.