Hello all and thanks for taking the time to read through this! We just wanted to take a couple minutes to introduce ourselves as the new owners of Fleet Feet Sports Santa Cruz / Monterey.
We are a thrilled to be here in this incredible part of the world - this is truly paradise! In fact, Anne and I have been traveling out here for camping and races for just over ten years. We spent most of our lives living in Reno, Nevada, but we most recently moved from Carrboro, North Carolina where Fleet Feet headquarters is located. Needless to say, being back in the west is refreshing, and right by the ocean, mountains, redwoods and more, is just perfect.
My first job at a running store was in Reno, NV, at Eclipse Running starting in 2005. I instantly knew that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. From there we moved to Bloomington, Indiana for graduate school and I worked at a local running store, Indiana Running Company, for two more years. After that, I taught elementary music for two years before the desire to get back into the running community took us out to North Carolina for Fleet Feet. Anne and I worked together for several years in Reno at Eclipse between teaching assignments. She currently teaches for International Connections Academy as a 10th Grade English teacher but is excited to be involved in different events at the Fleet Feet Santa Cruz /Monterey stores.
We have been runners for about 13 years with a passion for being outdoors and in nature. I have run 5 marathons, multiple halfs and 5Ks and 10Ks, and even a few triathlons and ultra-distance runs. Anne has done 1 marathon, multiple halfs, 5ks and a couple of 10ks too. We also have two little girls, Cora (3.5 yrs) and Eleanor (2 years), who love being outside and want to run every chance they get!
As the fall approaches, Anne and I are excited to start joining in on training programs with Coach Charissa and Coach Melani, as well as lead some awesome training programs in the Monterey area for new and seasoned runners alike. Anne will be leading our Monterey New Boundaries program to train for the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5k while I will lead the Half Marathon training group for the Monterey Bay Half (same weekend as the 5k). We are excited to get to know you and be a part of this amazing running community! Hopefully, we will see you out at training programs, local races or in the stores. Or stop in anytime to say hello!
Make it an awesome day!
Eric and Anne Rogers