Blue Ox Running

Blue Ox Running


Blue Ox Running is the Chippewa Valley's premier specialty running retail store. You'll find footwear, apparel, gear, group runs, and more!

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Deals:
Garmin Watch Sales // Brooks Jacket Super Sale // Sale shoes // More!

Discover even more Downtown Eau Claire has to offer on our Shop Small website:

Make plans to support local businesses between Black Friday (11/26) and Cyber Monday (11/29) and enter to win one of three gift card baskets valued at $150+! Details on how to enter are on our Shop Small page.
In this podcast, Tracey Smiskey takes over hosting duties. Tracey is joined by Adam Condit owner of Blue Ox Running. Listen as Tracey and Adam discuss his transition from the corporate world to running a successful small business.

Pull up a chair and take a listen:
๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฅ‡ We join in sharing congratulations to Adam Condit, owner of Blue Ox Running, for another win at this past weekend's Eau Claire Marathon!

#communitybank #wherepeoplematter #heretohelp
Whether you're a runner or a spectator, you'll want to check out this great video from our sponsor, Blue Ox Running, on some great info on the Start/Finish line, Barstow Block Party and more! If you're going to be in this area spectating, why not check and see if you can help the Eau Claire Marathon out with a volunteer spot? #RunEC
What a beautiful night we had to celebrate the ending of our summer season of running. Thank you so much to Bye the Willow for catering our food, Alpha Lit - Chippewa Valley for our fun photo backdrop, and very generous prize donations from our sponsors Blue Ox Running, Smith & Prissel Chiropractic and Massage, Smiles in Motion Chippewa Valley and Kristo Orthodontics Congratulations to all on a summer full of reaching goals and showing up for YOU. We can't wait for Fall!!
There is nothing better than cheering on runners!

We spent this weekend in Duluth at Grandma's Marathon - Duluth, Inc. visiting with runners at the expo and today at Mile 11/24 giving runners the final push they needed into the finish line. ๐ŸŽถ + ๐Ÿ“ข = a fun time 4 sure!

We were able to cheer ๐Ÿ“ฃ on our #runEC runners, my fellow #RUNWEST group, the female marathon winner from Minnesota Distance Elite and ๐Ÿฎ Moo ๐Ÿฎ at the Blue Ox Running herd!

We spotted several Mill City Running, OPE Running, TC Running Company, and Twin Cities Track Club runners in their team singlets! We โค๏ธ being able to cheer them on by team name! (Wish we could of taken more ๐Ÿ“ท but we were too busy screaming in ๐Ÿ“ข and ringing ๐Ÿ””!)

We are home now and planning for the 2021 Eau Claire Marathon weekend which starts in ๐Ÿ’ฏ days!!

Join us September 25-26, 2021 and then again April 30-May 1, 2022.

Did you run this weekend? Did we help you get to the finish?

Comment below if we did!
Our Spring Running Series continues this week with Adam from Blue Ox Running and Darrin, PT from Optimum Therapies discussing how the right running shoe with the right support is unique to each runner and will provide comfort and reduce injury risk.

If you have questions about the right running shoe for you visit:

If you have questions regarding your running form or a running injury visit:
In the third segment of our Spring Running Series, Darrin, PT & Owner of Optimum Therapies discusses the anatomy of the running shoes with Adam, Owner of Blue Ox Running. Not all running shoes are created equal.

If you have questions about the right running shoe for you visit:

If you have questions regarding your running form or a running injury visit:
Our sponsor, Blue Ox Running, got a nice shout out in Runner's World magazine! #moo #runec #runeauclaire #shoplocal ๐Ÿ‚
What an amazing family! Just saw Adam running past sacred heart hospital waiving at the windows. Amazing! Huge heart! These are the types of people with small businesses in Eau Claire. Always willing to help and/or put a smile on their neighbors face even if they donโ€™t know them! Made me think how something small can make a huge difference. I love your shop but more so I have the highest respect for you as a person.
Kudos to you brother
Sorry about grammatical errors ๐Ÿ˜Š
Agent Spotlight ๐Ÿ”ฆ : Do you know Megan Bresina, Real Estate Agent?

After just celebrating her first year with Coldwell Banker Brenizer, Realtors Eau Claire, Megan's previous industry experience falls in the areas of finance and business.

Being a person with such a big heart, it was no surprise that Megan's favorite thing about real estate is being about to help clients and potential clients. Megan grew up in a smaller town, and completes most of her business in the Eau Claire area.

As a real estate agent, you get to know the areas you work in most, so we asked Megan her favorite local business, would you believe that she didn't have one favorite, she had MANY. Businesses such as Beyond Brewed Coffee Shop, Jay Ray's Deli, Tangled Up In Hue, even Blue Ox Running were on her list.

If you're ever trying to run into Megan Bresina, Real Estate Agent, check the Blue Ox Music Festival, her favorite event of the year.

Tune in, in two weeks to learn more about Gary Brenizer, Your Next Realtor and don't forget to "like" Coldwell Banker Brenizer, Realtors Eau Claire so you never miss an Agent Spotlight ๐Ÿ”ฆ!
A big thank you to staff who participated in today's online JA Career Panel from the following businesses, Advanced Laser, Co-op Credit Union, ChemCeed LLC , Royal'Credit-Union, Xcel Energy Wisconsin, Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Charter Bank, Blue Ox Running, emBARK, Amanda's Eggs & Pasture Poultry, LLC, Chippewa Falls Police Department.

The Chippewa Valley's premier specialty running retail store located in Eau Claire's growing downtown. Footwear, apparel, gear, group runs, and more!

The Chippewa Valley's premier specialty running retail store - COMING OCTOBER 2017!!!! Learn more about who we are and why we're so excited to be back in Eau Claire at

Operating as usual


Altra Try On Night THURSDAY!! Video Update #110 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI

Super quick #video announcements!!!!
๐Ÿ‚ THIS WEEK ... Altra Running Demo Night at the #GroupRun! Torin and Lone Peak will be here on demo to try ... come early to be fit and ready to run by 6pm!
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Track & Field spikes 30% off for our student athletes ... fast or slow, LETS GO!

Photos from Blue Ox Running's post 03/09/2022

The #BlueOxHERD ... JIM! He's out walking 2+ miles / day, 87 years old, and was the absolute best storyteller of his days serving in the US #Army.
See you next time! #fastorslowLETSGO!

An Eau Claire man is searching for a living kidney donor 03/07/2022

An Eau Claire man is searching for a living kidney donor

It's the #BlueOxHERD!!! Jon started showing his face in the shop and shuffling around town about a year ago - now he's a full blown regular! After losing 100+ lbs he's everywhere on the roads / trails and knows first hand his journey with #running is more than the events, PRs, and gear-talk (although he's soooooo partial to Brooks for apparel and footwear) ... he's now looking for a kidney donor match and we'd love if you could spread the word!
Email and donor information / registry links are at the end of this WEAU article:
Fast or slow, LET'S GOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

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It's definitely that time of year!!! #TrackAndFeild !!! We love supporting local athletes with our biggest discounts of the year on spikes! Have an athlete(s) with a financial barrier to enjoy the sport? Have their coach contact us directly and we'll make it work!


BOR Podcast #10 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI

๐ŸŽ™ Weโ€™re back ... #Podcast Episode 10! ๐Ÿ‚
2022 brings a new year of successes, challenges, a good time to reboot our podcast, and share how things have been during this strange time of running, business, and more!
Adam & Alicia are excited to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of balancing pandemic life/running/business, Alicia's first #marathon, Adam's biggest injury yet, favorite sunglasses, family pet about to die, and more!
๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Ask us questions for next episode! ๐Ÿ‘‰
๐Ÿ“ฑ Find your favorite platform & episodes ๐Ÿ‘‰
๐Ÿ‚ YEP! It's already posted in our mobile app ๐Ÿ‘‰

Photos from Blue Ox Running's post 02/22/2022

It's the #blueoxHERD! It's Corissa!
You can find her out and about Eau Claire and the country! Ragnar Relay, Disney races, hiking, running, and of course Thursdays 6pm in Eau Claire at the #grouprun. She's always around friends, tends to not take herself too seriously, and can smile larger and longer than anybody even in the sub-zero temps.
#eauclaire #blueoxHERD #fastorslowLETSGO #shopsmall #runbig


We're in that "in between" #WinterRunning weather in the Midwest ... Brooks Running (and our other brands) have you covered! New stock!


FEB FLANNEL FUN RUN! Video Update #109 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI

Break up #winter with us ... FEBRUARY 17th FLANNEL FUN #grouprun
All the F's!!!! Fun, friends, family, fur-babies ... FOOD!
More information to come, but save the date and get that #FLANNEL ready!

Photos from Blue Ox Running's post 02/07/2022

How'd your #weekend end up? The #UWEC Distance Running Class is now in full "SATURDAY SEND MODE!" leading up to the Eau Claire Marathon ... students + community + accountability = win-win-win!


#snow #shoes?? snow problem!!! We pride ourselves on providing the best snowshoes for any level - recreational, outdoor hiking, walking, running, racing, and more!
The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest have plenty of trails! Let us help you seem them in the #winter!


Mobile App Demo! Video Update #108 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI

Have you #HERD? Our new Blue Ox Running mobile app helps you...
๐Ÿ’ต Save money (Points = Rewards = BUX!)
๐Ÿ—“ Attend events & read updates!
๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Sync your Strava miles!
Quick 3 minute demo ... this video!
More info & download links ๐Ÿ‘‰

Photos from Blue Ox Running's post 01/25/2022

โญ๏ธ It's Tony!!! #HERDspotlight โญ๏ธ
The "came to #GroupRun the most" champion for 2021, Tony loves to #run with the #HERD, alone, with his dog, and can be found at many Ragnar, trail, & road events. Oh yeah ..... he basically just "went for a 50k long run" last fall for fun to "see what happens" at Fall Back Blast ... success!!!


Our inventory is constantly changing ... out with the older models and in with the new! #runspecialty #saleshoes #sale #familyownedbusiness #shopsmall #runbig


Blue Ox Running Mobile App ... OUT NOW!

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ It's here! It's live!๐Ÿ“ฑ OUR NEW MOBILE APP!!! It's ready for you to download from your mobile app store!
โญ๏ธ Earn points ... turn them into Gift Cards ๐Ÿ’ต
๐Ÿ—“ Attend events - check in through the app ... more points!
๐Ÿ›’ Shop online or in store ... more points!
๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Connect your Strava ... more miles ... more coupons!
iOS (iPhone, iPad) >>>
Android >>>
More information >>>

Photos from Blue Ox Running's post 01/14/2022

What a guy! Today we feature UWEC's spearhead & leader of the UWEC Distance Running Class Matt Evans (and long time Blue Ox HERD member ... is he our store mayor?)
2022 brings back the Eau Claire Marathon Build Up Runs - starts Saturday 1/15! All info & safety information here: ... community members (not just students) & winter accountability easily make this one of the best #groupRun opportunities all year!


Hey HERD! PSA, we'll close today at 5pm (one hour early). Thanks for being so patient as we're a bit understaffed and following all CDC guidelines.
Shop Online 24/7/365 -
Unless any other further notice...
Saturday (normal hours) 9am-5pm
Sunday (always closed)
Monday (normal hours) 10am-6pm


#WinterRunning can be awesome ... gear up!!! ๐Ÿšจ Peregrine 11 on #sale! ๐Ÿšจ


... Happy New Year #blueoxHERD! We wouldn't be here (since 2017) without you! We've got big plans for 2022 - we can't wait to share!!!!


๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŽ
See you Monday!
Open 24/7 ๐Ÿ‘‰
Gift Cards ๐Ÿ‘‰ (work in store or online)


Two more days to #shop before we're CLOSED FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY!


XMAS WEEK!!! Weekly Update #106 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI

Hey HERD! Quick 2minute update for you as we get into the next two (short) weeks here at BLUE ๐Ÿ‚ #RUNNING!!!
* Hours this (and next) week: OPEN Mon-Thurs // CLOSED Fri-Sun
* GARMIN #SALES still on!
* Next two weeks of group runs ... 12/23 UGLY SWEATER // 12/30 BLUE OX FORMAL! ... heck, maybe you'll see some food / soup by the time 2021 wraps up!

Photos from Blue Ox Running's post 12/13/2021

He did it! Alex Rongstad finished his "run every street" year long project with an epic winter 50 mile run all around Eau Claire this weekend! There was plenty of smiles, miles, and snow ... special thanks to The #BlueOxHERD that made it out. We're proud of this guy's #running, but even more blessed to do it #together.

We'll let him post more pics, there were a handful (10+) of folks at the start and many more throughout the day not pictured or mentioned here ... way to go Eau Claire! #fastorslowLETSGO


Thanks for considering us in your #BestOf @volumeone voting!
๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘ˆ Voting ends Sunday!


HOLIDAYS! VOTING! Weekly Update #105 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI

We're at that time of year!
๐ŸŽ Let us help you #SHOP! ... Holiday bundle ideas!
๐Ÿ“„ Holiday #WishList ... ... we'll help you in store!
โœ… #VOTE in Volume One readers poll ... ... ends Sunday!


๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป Holidays! @volumeone #ReaderPoll! It's that time of year ...
๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘ˆ
โœ… Vote for @blueoxrunning in the categories we've been nominated for...
* Best Place to Buy Shoes
* Best Customer Service
* Best Outdoor Retailer
* Best Social Media (Business)


#supportlocal ... shelters!! (like Bob's House for Dogs)

Also, #dogs in flannel & shades (and #cat shorts!) are a few things we love around here! ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ•ถ

Ernie loved the shades and super cool #cat running shorts at Blue Ox Running in Downtown Eau Claire! Help support local shelters while enjoying #shoplocalsaturday.

Check out for adoptable dogs. November is adopt a senior pet month!


We don't do "door busters", we don't wake you out of bed, we'll never alter our holiday hours. We care about your mental, physical, and spiritual health as much as our own ... we'd love to see your smiling shopping faces when it's convenient for you!
(Full blown Xmas theme / sweaters today ... Badger gear tomorrow as we battle for #PaulBunyon's AXE!!!!)
Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun Closed in store
Mon 10am-6pm
Online 24/7 -


Holiday Deals & Info! Up to $150 & 40% off! Weekly Update #104 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI

It's about that time ... to save! And shop! We've got great deals and we're doing everything we can to help you understand them ... fast, slow, young, old? LET'S GO!!! We've got you covered!
But mostly, it's about welcoming our Christmas season with people ... make yourself at home Downtown Eau Claire. We're closed Thursday & Sunday but will have regular hours Friday (10am-6pm), Saturday (9am-5pm), and Monday (10am-6pm) with big deals ... no need to break away from family or get out of bed early. Come hang with us or 24/7
* Select Garmins on sale up to $150 off!
* Future Blue Ox Gift Cards! (sent via email in December) ... spend $200, get $20 gift card // spend $400, get $50 gift card
* 40% off Brooks Fusion Hybrid Jacket
* $4 off Custom Blue Ox Hoo Rag ($11.99)


You're gonna wanna check in with us for tomorrow's #video ... we've got deals coming for #BlackFriday, #SmallBusinessSaturday, and beyond!!!
๐Ÿšจ spoiler alert ... @Garmin is already on sale!


'Tis the Season ... for #WinterFun! In your boots, in your #SnowShoes, in your socks, and yes in your #RunningShoes as well. Stop by Blue Ox Running and get fit for all four seasons!


#WeBack Downtown Eau Claire


Supply Chain ... WE'RE ON IT! Video Update #103 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI

Hey #HERD! Have you heard of the supply chain challenges? They're real, but we also have a ton of stock and many creative solutions!
Let's chat about how we're able to PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS for our customers and get you the products you need.
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ We have plenty of in store stock ... all online as well!
๐Ÿ’ป We have the ability to special order if needed from our suppliers not in our stock room ... all online as well!
โœˆ๏ธ We are also starting to SWAP inventory with other LOCALLY OWNED INDEPENDENT #RunningStores across the country!
๐ŸŽ™ Hear more information & listen to how we're doing through COVID and our first 4 years of business at our bank's #podcast - Northwestern Bank's Banker with a Beer -
Special thanks to Sole Sports in Tempe, AZ (and many others across the country) for setting up our swap network ... what a community of running stores!

Photos from Blue Ox Running's post 11/11/2021

What a great weekend with Fall Back Blast #trailrunning!!! A great locally #run race with amazing folks!
Another local you must follow ... Inspire Me E.C. took these photos. Incredible account & media all around the Chippewa Valley!


It's a fantastic time of year to get out and #mooooove!!! We're here for you, like always!

About Us

Our Family

Hello from our family to you and yours! We are the Condits and have great plans for Blue Ox Running to be an extension of our family into the wonderful community in Eau Claire. There are long lasting Condit family roots around the Chippewa Valley and our story together began running cross country and track at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

Since our departure from Wisconsin, we have been trained by and gained experience from the best specialty running store owners in the business including Potomac River Running (Washington DC), The Runners Flat (Cedar Falls, IA), Iowa Running Company (Cedar Rapids, IA), and Grand Bluff Running (La Crosse, WI).

After 10 years, we're following our dreams. We feel blessed to return to our home state of Wisconsin and enjoy this beautiful community with our three little ones!

Videos (show all)

BOR Podcast #10 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI
FEB FLANNEL FUN RUN! Video Update #109 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI
Mobile App Demo! Video Update #108 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI
Blue Ox Running Mobile App ... OUT NOW!
XMAS WEEK!!! Weekly Update #106 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI
HOLIDAYS! VOTING! Weekly Update #105 | Blue Ox Running | Eau Claire, WI




417 South Barstow St
Eau Claire, WI

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

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