WHO WE ARE
soundRUNNER is a collection of individuals bound by a common thread: the love of all things that promote a positive, healthy lifestyle.
We stand by the motto "KEEPING YOUR LIFE IN MOTION."
We believe that the act of movement - walking, jogging, running; any activity in which the human body is the vehicle - is a FUNDAMENTAL element of personal well-being.
And we believe you should be able to do these things in comfort and injury-free.
This is why, for 14 years, we have been committed to making sure the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other is as easy as it sounds.
soundRUNNER was opened in November 2001 by Julie Francis, to help service the needs of individuals seeking to lead active lifestyles. From active footwear and apparel to grassroots events and races, Julie felt that there was a void that needed to be filled...and that she did.
Through the years we have become a destination for people across Connecticut to receive advice on proper running, walking and active equipment. We have contributed to many charities through the various races and events we sponsor. We have also created an atmosphere for individuals to participate in group runs, clinics and informational forums.
In 2013, soundRUNNER was acquired by Marathon Sports. Marathon Sports' owner, Colin Peddie, strives to continue the same excellent customer service and knowledge that our customers have become accustomed to, while expanding product selection and involvement in the outlying communities.
Preston Ranton is the General Manager of both soundRUNNER locations and has held this position since 2011. He is Julie Francis' son and has been with the company in some way, shape or form since the beginning.