Locally Owned and Operated
SOUTHEAST OHIO'S SPECIALTY RUNNING STORE
COMMUNITY MINDED - CUSTOMER FOCUSED
Located minutes from campus and uptown
WE UNDERSTAND YOUR PASSION
ROAD TRAIL OR RIDGE
RUN - WALK - HIKE
FIND YOUR FITNESS
OVRC is SE Ohio's only specialty running, walking, and fitness shop. We pride ourselves on our customer service, and will go out of our way to help you find the right shoe for your biomechanics - whether your passion is running, walking, hiking, road, or trails. We offer free gait analysis and no appointment is necessary. OVRC is locally owned and operated by Jonathan and Ariana Bernard. Jonathan is an Athens local and Ohio University graduate who returned to Athens after 14 years on the West Coast (with his Seattle-reared wife) to open the shop.
After being fully non-operational for about 7 weeks because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we were been given the greenlight to open by the State of Ohio. We are, however, not throwing caution out the window - COVID hasn’t been eliminated and is going to be with us into the future. Therefore, while we may be open, things may look and feel a bit different the next time you stop by, but we want to assure you that our focus on giving you the best customer service has not changed.
We are once again seeing customers on a walk-in basis, but you can also book an appointment for socially-distanced fittings if you would prefer to try on shoes outside our shop. Please click the button to book your appointment - it will take you directly to our Facebook page, where it will be easy to find a time that works for you. If you have issues, you can call us at 740-592-0059 during business hours.