Welcome to 847Life
OUR LITTLE CORNER OF CURATED CUSTOM APPAREL AND GIFT ITEMS AT 847 RUNNING COMPANY!

Our curation changes seasonally and we try to bring back favorites. Most items come from other small businesses and echo at least one value like: sustainability, charitable, clean foodie items, ethically sourced etc. 

Unisex 847RC Run Club Long Sleeve
Unisex 847RC Run Club Long Sleeve
Unisex 847RC Run Club Long Sleeve
Unisex 847RC Run Club Long Sleeve

Unisex 847RC Run Club Long Sleeve

$40.00

847RC RUN CLUB LIMITED EDITION 2022

Take us on the road, wherever that leads. Whether you’ve made it to a group run, shopped 847RC or simply want to represent a small running store… this one is for you! 

Our high viz performance tech long sleeve has extra stretch built in and is screen printed for durability. XS-XXL (need a certain size? Or sold out? Just ask!)

Model (run clubber and our printer ♥️) fits a small, but sizes up for bum coverage.

As part of our 847Life collection, we will donate 10% of every purchase to local food pantries to fight food insecurity. 

Unisex 'Da Crew Run' Hoodie - 847RC
Unisex 'Da Crew Run' Hoodie - 847RC
Unisex 'Da Crew Run' Hoodie - 847RC
Unisex 'Da Crew Run' Hoodie - 847RC

Unisex 'Da Crew Run' Hoodie - 847RC

$60.00

Da Crew Run Unisex Hoodie by 847 Running Company 

Celebrating friendships made in our running community with a double nod to The Notorious B.I.G “Hypnotize” and The Crystals “Da Doo Ron Ron Ron”.  

Our screen printed unisex hoodies are cozy and fit true to size. If you want cozy or extra length, size up! 

As part of our 847Life collection, 847 Running Company will donate a percentage of each hoodie purchased to Lake County food pantries to help fight food insecurity. 

Gift one for a very #Merry847 🖤 🎄

 

40/60 Cotton Poly Blend, classic fit

 

 

 

 

 

Men's 847Road 1/4 Zip - 3 Colors
Men's 847Road 1/4 Zip - 3 Colors
Men's 847Road 1/4 Zip - 3 Colors
Men's 847Road 1/4 Zip - 3 Colors
Men's 847Road 1/4 Zip - 3 Colors
Men's 847Road 1/4 Zip - 3 Colors

Men's 847Road 1/4 Zip - 3 Colors

$40.00

Men's 847Road Quarter Zip 

 Custom 847 Running Company performance zip. Size up for a looser fit. Take us on the road wherever you go and tag us! (Black features white print- not yet pictured).

Size sold out? Let us know, and we'll have it printed it up for you!

As part of our 847Life collection, 847 Running Company will donate a percentage of each hoodie purchased to Lake County food pantries to help fight food insecurity. 

Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors
Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors

Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - Three Colors

$40.00

Women's 847Road 1/4 Zip - 3 Colors

Custom 847 Running Company performance zip. Size up for a looser fit. Take us on the road wherever you go and tag us! (Black features white print- not yet pictured).

Size sold out? Let us know, and we'll have it printed it up for you!

As part of our 847Life collection, 847 Running Company will donate a percentage of each hoodie purchased to Lake County food pantries to help fight food insecurity. 

847 Running Company _ 847RC Run Club quarter zip blue ladies
847 Running Company _ 847RC Run Club quarter zip hot pink ladies
847 Running Company _ 847RC Run Club quarter zip blue ladies
847 Running Company _ 847RC Run Club quarter zip hot pink ladies

Women's 847RC Run Club 1/4 Zip (3 Colors)

$45.00

Women's 847RC Run Club Quarter Zip - 847 Running Company

Girls just want to run, have fun and represent their favorites in solidarity. Mmmk? This is our first ladies only 1/4 zip in a performance material with a custom logo. We are so excited to share a response to the request for 847RC gear. All 847Life gear is for anyone who supported us since February 2020, walked with us, ran with us, shopped with us, told a friend about us. We are you. #847RCrunclub 

Size sold out? Let us know, and we'll have it printed it up for you!

The 847 Running Company 847Life Collection donates 10% of each product sold to Lake County, IL food pantries in order to help the fight of food insecurity. 

 

Unisex 847Life Hoodie - (4 Colors)
Unisex 847Life Hoodie - (4 Colors)
Unisex 847Life Hoodie - (4 Colors)
Unisex 847Life Hoodie - (4 Colors)
Unisex 847Life Hoodie - (4 Colors)
Unisex 847Life Hoodie - (4 Colors)
Unisex 847Life Hoodie - (4 Colors)
Unisex 847Life Hoodie - (4 Colors)

Unisex 847Life Hoodie - (4 Colors)

$42.00

Unisex 847Life Hoodie - 4 Color Options

Super soft and cozy hoodie features metal grommets with a fleece interior. Our 847Life gear is for anyone who supported us since February 2020 OR loves the 847 at large. Whether you walked with us, ran with us, shopped with us, told a friend about us or participated in a community event... this one is for you!

Size sold out? Let us know, and we'll have it printed it up for you!

As part of our 847Life collection, 847 Running Company will donate a percentage of each hoodie purchased to Lake County food pantries to help fight food insecurity. 

Gift one for a very #Merry847 🖤 🎄

 

Pickleball Set #1 - Pendleton, Ashbury
Pickleball Set #1 - Pendleton, Ashbury
Pickleball Set #1 - Pendleton, Ashbury
Pickleball Set #1 - Pendleton, Ashbury
Pickleball Set #1 - Pendleton, Ashbury
Pickleball Set #1 - Pendleton, Ashbury

Pickleball Set #1 - Pendleton, Ashbury

$170.00

Pickleball Double Set #1 - (Pendleton, Ashbury) @847RunningCompany

With good gear and good people, you’ll be golden! Time to round up your people and find (or make) a court! The Nettie Set Double Pack makes for the a great gift for hip people. Pickleball has taken off as a favorite pastime and now you can honor the fun in retro flair! See Pickleball #2 set here

Double Pack gets you:

  • 2 Pickleball Paddles
  • 2 Pickleballs (because sometimes one ball rolls away)
  • 2 Matching Sweatbands; You’re gonna look great.
  • 1 Set of Instructions
  • 1 Bag 

The Particulars:

All of our paddles are superior quality and designed for pickleball players of all ages and abilities. Nettie paddles are premium plastic with a honeycomb core and a comfy durable sweat-proof grip. 

See Pickleball Set #1 Colorscheme here.

8oz 

15.75x7.75x.62

 

Created in the Midwest! 

 

 

Pickleball Set #2 - (Brainbridge, Bedford)
Pickleball Set #2 - (Brainbridge, Bedford)
Pickleball Set #2 - (Brainbridge, Bedford)
Pickleball Set #2 - (Brainbridge, Bedford)

Pickleball Set #2 - (Brainbridge, Bedford)

$170.00

Pickleball Double Set - (Bainbridge, Bedford) @847RunningCompany

With good gear and good people, you’ll be golden! Time to round up your people and find (or make) a court! The Nettie Set Double Pack makes for the a great gift for hip people. Pickleball has taken off as a favorite pastime and now you can honor the fun in retro flair! See Pickball #1 Set here

Double Pack gets you:

  • 2 Pickleball Paddles
  • 2 Pickleballs (because sometimes one ball rolls away)
  • 2 Matching Sweatbands; You’re gonna look great.
  • 1 Set of Instructions
  • 1 Bag 

The Particulars:

All of our paddles are superior quality and designed for pickleball players of all ages and abilities. Nettie paddles are premium plastic with a honeycomb core and a comfy durable sweat-proof grip. 

8oz 

15.75x7.75x.62

 

Created in the Midwest! 



Tacky Christmas Sweater Candle
Tacky Christmas Sweater Candle

Tacky Christmas Sweater Candle

$18.00

TACKY CHRISTMAS SWEATER - 847 Running Company

Ah the joys of an ugly Christmas sweater run! This scent is perfect for holiday parties, cookie decorating, caroling, putting up your tree, and everything else yuletide-y. It smells just like gingerbread-- aka AMAZING. Grab it while ya can!

Each candle is in a 9oz amber glass jar with a black metal lid and a wax weight of 7.2 oz. They have a 50+ hour (small and mighty) burn time and are made from all natural US soy beans. All candles are hand poured in Austin, Texas in small batches to ensure quality.
Made in United States of America

Merry 847 Mug 2022
Merry 847 Mug 2022

Merry 847 Mug 2022

$24.00

Merry 847 Campfire Mug - BACK IN 2022

Christmas Nutcracker themed enamel mugs make whimsical holiday gifts for all ages. Our magical mugs feature classic characters from The Nutcracker. The front & back both say "Merry 847" because that's really all we want for Christmas; peace, prosperity, love, joy and quality time for entire community.

  • * 12oz / 354ml capacity
  • * Made from Enamel SPCC 304 Stainless Steel -
  • * NOT dishwasher or microwave safe mmk? 
  • * Made in United States of America
BAKED BREAD CANDLE
BAKED BREAD CANDLE
BAKED BREAD CANDLE
BAKED BREAD CANDLE
BAKED BREAD CANDLE
BAKED BREAD CANDLE

BAKED BREAD CANDLE

$16.00

This candle smells just like baked bread - delicious, warm, yeasty, buttery bread. Hungry yet?

Each candle is in a 9oz amber glass jar with a black metal lid. They have a 70+ hour burn time and are made from all natural US soy beans. They are hand poured in Austin, Texas in small batches to ensure quality. 

RUNNING WHILE BLACK
RUNNING WHILE BLACK
RUNNING WHILE BLACK
RUNNING WHILE BLACK

RUNNING WHILE BLACK

$27.00

RUNNING WHILE BLACK - 847 Running Company 

A searing exposé on the whiteness of running, a supposedly egalitarian sport, and a call to reimagine the industry

“Runners know that running brings us to ourselves. But for Black people, the simple act of running has never been so simple. It is a declaration of the right to move through the world. If running is claiming public space, why, then, does it feel like a negotiation?”
 
Running saved Alison Désir’s life. At rock bottom and searching for meaning and structure, Désir started marathon training, finding that it vastly improved both her physical and mental health. Yet as she became involved in the community and learned its history, she realized that the sport was largely built with white people in mind.
 
Running While Black draws on Désir’s experience as an endurance athlete, activist, and mental health advocate to explore why the seemingly simple, human act of long distance running for exercise and health has never been truly open to Black people. Weaving historical context—from the first recreational running boom to the horrific murder of Ahmaud Arbery—together with her own story of growth in the sport, Désir unpacks how we got here and advocates for a world where everyone is free to safely experience the life-changing power of movement. 
 
As America reckons with its history of white supremacy across major institutions, Désir argues that, as a litmus test for an inclusive society, the fitness industry has the opportunity to lead the charge—fulfilling its promise of empowerment.

Review

Running While Black speaks directly to the anguish Black runners live with while running through a white supremacist world. Alison provides readers a behind-the-scenes view of what it is to be Black and a runner: constantly minimized, removed, and erased altogether. Her writing is thought-provoking and provides readers with inspiration to enact change.”
Alysia Montaño, Olympian and six-time USA Outdoor Track and Field 800-meter winner

“In
Running While Black, Désir deftly weaves together family histories, Black history, and Black running history to produce a powerful narrative of personal discovery. The quest to belong, to exhale, and to be free resounds off these pages. The act of running while Black is both freeing and risky; it is the breath and the gasp for air. This aptly named book invites us into that contradiction. Désir's journey—and her words—demonstrate the work of carving out space, of building community, challenging racism, and disrupting whitewashed industries. It compels us to lace up and join her on the road.”
Amira Rose Davis, Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas-Austin, author of Can’t Eat a Medal and cohost of the podcast Burn It All Down

“Alison has been an amazing advocate and champion for diversity and holistic wellness in our sport. In
Running While Black, Alison challenges us to acknowledge the significant obstacles to the concept of freedom of running for Black people and encourages us to pursue the powerful goals of a truly safe and inclusive sport. Alison’s personal journey, combined with her community and historical perspectives, are great vehicles for all of us to become more informed and empowered.”
Meb Keflezighi, four-time Olympian and author of 26 Marathons and Meb for Mortals

Running While Black shattered the ideals in which, for three decades, I held the sport in high regard for its inclusiveness. Luckily, every page inspired me to use the running stage to support a safer space for all to participate. Then maybe an entire nation could follow.”
Deena Kastor, Olympic medalist and New York Times bestselling author of Let Your Mind Run

“Alison’s stories are vibrant and uplifting, leaving readers empowered to make real change in the running industry. This groundbreaking book is a must read for everyone, whether they run or not!”
Alexi Pappas, Olympian, filmmaker, actor, and author of Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas

“Make no mistake, this book, this extraordinary account, will trigger those who have always had the privilege of an idyllic, nonracialized experience with the ‘universal, accessible’ sport of running. If this is you, I urge you to open the book, lean into the discomfort that will certainly come, and do some important learning and reflection about what could actually reenergize the sport of running as the most inclusive, welcoming, and diverse sport it has the potential to be.”
Mirna Valerio, ultrarunner and author of A Beautiful Work in Progress