shop's Events was launched in 2011 with the mission of giving back to others.  They do this by providing the area's runners high quality races that benefit local and national charity organizations. Each race, they give 25% of the profits back to the specific charity benefactor from the race. Each year, they are projecting about 130 events around the Virginia and DC areas.  

Travis Bishop, a long-time competitive runner, had noticed that the lack of options for races was hampering local racers abilities. With only one or two quality events per year for racers to choose from, it put a strain on racers schedules and training regimens. He founded the company in order to fulfill this need for racers in the Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and Greater Fredericksburg Areas.