It all started when two guys met while competing for rival schools. Scott Dvorak and Eric Hichman were the fiercest of competitors, each always trying to out do the other. The fact that Scott ran for North Carolina State University, and Eric for the University of North Carolina, only added fuel to the fire. From that fierce rivalry though, a friendship was spawned off the track that lasted even after the two had parted ways after college. Scott continued to pursue his athletic career, which later brought him to Charlotte to be closer to his coach, Charlotte native Jim Cooper. There, Scott made a home and a name for himself as one of the top distance runners in the United States.
Eric, a Gastonia native, pursued his own running for a short time, qualifying for the 1992 Olympic Trials, but then left his serious running life and Chapel Hill for new opportunities in Asheville, North Carolina. There, Eric worked for a few years in sales for a major copier manufacturer before going into business for himself. In 1997, Eric opened Jus' Running, a running specialty store in Asheville, which caters to runners and walkers of all levels and abilities.
In August of 2000 the two former competitors reunited to open the first Charlotte Running Co. in the Historic South End District of Charlotte, just South of Uptown. In 2003, Eric made the decision to pursue other interests, getting out of the business all together.
In March of 2004, the store moved from it's original location in the Historic Leeper-Wyatt Grocery Store Building, to a larger 2400 sq. ft. location at Dilworth Gardens Shopping Center, in the Dilworth Community of Charlotte.
Today, the Charlotte Running Co. is still owned by Scott, who continues to strive to provide the Charlotte fitness community with the best possible product and customer service available......PERIOD!