Jackrabbit was founded in 2003 by Lee Silverman in Brooklyn, New York. The company operates a chain of running shoes and sportswear apparel, specifically geared for runners. The original name of the company was The Running Speciality Group.
The original store became very popular as employees underwent an 8 hour training session so that they would be able to sell customers the correct pair of shoes. From the single location, the company has grown to more than 66 stores in 17 states. The company was purchased by The Finish Line in March of 2015 for an undisclosed amount and the company name was changed to Jackrabbit at this time.
Jackrabbit headquarters are now located in Denver, Colorado. The Finish Line didn’t waste any time, however, in selling Jackrabbit. Private equity firm CriticalPoint Capital acquired Jackrabbit for an undisclosed sum in late January of 2017. It is unknown if the company will change name or move headquarters at this time.