Meet the Gotta Run Clemson/Spartanburg/Simpsonville Team​

Chip Rouse - Owner

Chris Disbrow - Owner

Our mission at each shop is to carry all of the gear our local runners could need.  Above and beyond the brands we carry, we aim to provide knowledgeable, courteous and friendly "South Carolina-like" service to our customers - from the elite runners all the way to walkers/runners who are just looking to be more active.  We hope you will stop in, meet our team, and let us know how we can help you.   

Graduated from Clemson in 2002 after serving 4 years in the Air Force.  Chris enjoys all things active and has competed in Triathlon since 1997 completing over 40 races during that time.  He and his wife Kelly have 4 boys, Finn, Simms, Grey, and Tate.  Chris is passionate about wellness, and helping others embrace a healthy lifestyle.




Chip graduated from Clemson in 1990.  He was the Head Coach of the Men's and Women's Cross Country Team at Southern Wesleyan University from 2006 through 2014.  After the passing of his wife, Susan, in the Fall of 2014, he spends much of his time raising his two children, Paige and Taylor.  Chip is an avid whitewater kayaker, mountain biker, and fly fisherman.  He enjoys anything outdoors.


Originally from Pickens, SC, Jonathon ran for Pickens High School and Southern Wesleyan University.  Jonathon, his wife Byrt, and their two daughters live in Clemson and enjoy staying active.  His greatest running moment was running a 4:18 PR in the Mile.  He was also the 2009 South Carolina AAA High School Runner-up at that distance.


Jonathon Dryman - Manager - Clemson
Ken Roach -
Manager - Spartanburg

Ken joined the Gotta Run team in August 2017.  He has extensive experience working with runners of all levels and is currently the Head Cross Country Coach at Spartanburg Methodist College.  Ken's running knowledge and friendly demeanor make him a valuable asset to lead the Gotta Run Spartanburg team.


Nick Gladden - Manager - Simpsonville

A local South Carolina native, Nick grew up in Columbia and graduated from Clemson University in 2018 where he was an officer for the Running Club.  Nick is an avid runner and has been running and competing since 2003. He enjoys spending his time outside in the mountains on the trails with his girlfriend, Kaytie, and dog, Cooper.