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About Us

State of Run is for and about runners.

Runners are a unique breed that should be celebrated! We come in all shapes and sizes, with varying skill levels, dreams and goals. Some of us run for fitness, while others run for the spirit of competition. Some of us run to cope with the events going on in our lives, while others run from them. Whatever your reason for running, we’re thankful that you found your way to!

Darrell Thompson is State of Run’s chief brand officer. Darrell is the Minnesota Golden Gophers all-time leading rusher and a Heisman trophy candidate as a senior tailback for the 1989 Gopher football team. Darrell was drafted 19th overall in the 1st round of the 1990 National Football League draft by the Green Bay Packers. Today, when Darrell is not talking about State of Run, he serves as President of Bolder Options, an innovative Minneapolis, MN organization, focused on healthy youth development. Darrell has also been an analyst for University of Minnesota football radio broadcasts since 1998.

Brock Quimby is State of Run’s President/CEO. Brock is from Minnesota and splits most of his time between Colorado and Minnesota. Most of Brock’s professional life has been focused in the active lifestyle and run specialty industry. Brock has a passion for running, but an even greater passion for growing the sport, benefitting charities through events and working with people to achieve physical accomplishments they never realized was possible.

At State of Run, we aim to create products that bring your passion for running all the way with you to the finish line. When you’re not running, celebrate your lifestyle with some fashionable threads that tell the world just who you are! You’re a runner, and you deserve it!

Darrell Thompson, State of Run
Darrell Thompson

Brock Quimby