Up-N-Running is in the business of supplying you with the products and guidance you need to keep you active. We have a full line of running, walking, and racing shoes from Brooks, Asics, New Balance, Saucony, and Mizuno. We also carry technical workout gear for all seasons and conditions, as well as all the socks, energy gels, hydration products, accessories, and gadgets that you didn't even know existed. It doesn't matter if you are headed out for a run outdoors in any season, sticking to the treadmill at the gym, or taking a Zumba or PiYo class, we have what you need to exercise in comfort.
Up-N-Running is a full service running shop, which means our expert staff will perform gait analysis and study wear patterns on your old shoes to determine your foot biomechanics. Once we identify what type of shoe is best for your foot, you'll be presented with several options to try on that fit the category. This process is the same for the seasoned marathoner, high school track/XC athlete, casual runner, or anyone who is active on their feet.
ASICS | BROOKS | MIZUNO | NEW BALANCE | SAUCONY
Amphipod | Auria | Baby Jogger | Balega | Bay Six | Body Glide | Feetures | Fun Source | Gu | Honey Stinger | Knuckle Lights | KT Tape | Lazlo Athletic Brands (LAB) | Maxx HD | Mueller | Nathan | Pepper Plus | Powerstep | Pro-Tec Athletics | Runners World | Running Times | Sof Sole | Sportslick | The Stick | Stickman | Strassburg | SuperFeet | Sweaty Bands | Ten Seconds | Tifosi | Timex | Vibram | Wrightsock | Yaktrax | Zensah
Every Saturday, meet us at 8:00 AM at Up-N-Running in North Pittsburgh where we'll run anywhere from 5 miles up to 20 miles on the back roads of Middlesex Township. Join in anytime. It's all free and goodies are provided by Up-N-Running. We will also have group runs during the week, usually meeting at Roebling Park in Saxonburg. Look for posts on Facebook about the weeknight runs.
Join us for weeknight and weekend group runs. On Wednesday evenings, meet us at 6PM at UNR in Ebensburg. **Starting May 27th and through the summer, the Wednesday evening runs will start at the Central Cambria Track.** On Saturday mornings, meet us at 8:00 AM at the shop for the group run. We'll provide the post run recovery drinks and goodies.
It all started on Fourth Street in Verona. Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in suburban Pittsburgh we had a fantastic childhood! Unlike today’s youth, there were no smart phones, home computers, video games, or reality television to keep us busy. It was all about being outside, playing baseball, football, hide-n-seek, and army in the woods. Being post World War II baby boomers, there were plenty of us kids out on Fourth Street.
Little League and organized sports in general, were in their infant stages. Your's truly was not very coordinated in anything besides running, so that was all we seemed to do. We were quite fortunate to have a very sports-influential family the Flynns, on Fourth Street. Each of the ten Flynn kids was an athlete in some form, and Mr. Flynn was their biggest fan. He took me under his wing and got me started running track and cross country for Penn Hills.
My career started out paralleling the famous Steve Prefontaine: we were both baby boomers, we were both uncoordinated in any other sports, and we were both runners. That’s about where the similarities stop. Steve Prefontaine ended up holding most American long distance records before his tragic death, whereas I ended up running as the 7th or 8th runner on the Penn Hills Cross Country team, with my only accolade being a Cross Country letter.
But that started a passion that has helped guide me and my family through life.
Fast forward to the 1990’s and this father of four all of a sudden being the biggest fan of my own kids. All four did organized sports, three of which ran track for Knoch high school. Those accolades that I so desperately tried to achieve as a child were at some level achieved by my kids. Kevin, the oldest boy, found that he was a pretty good runner and went on to break many of the Knoch distance records. He subsequently received a scholarship to run track and cross country for St. Francis University and later followed his friend Brian Sell to run in Michigan for the Brooks Hanson’s Distance Project. Fueled by an almost fanatical passion for American distance running, the Hanson brothers created an elite program funded partially by their series of specialty running stores in the Detroit area. Their program ultimately helped to send Brian Sell to the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the marathon. They ended up being another in a series of influences to me, now a quite slow distance runner. Both Kevin and Keith Hanson helped me to put together the mechanics of what is now Up-N-Running.
We opened our doors in Butler County in 2004 with the extended family all playing a major role in the successes of Up-N-Running. Our mission was simple: help to create a running-friendly environment in Western Pennsylvania, and give back to the community, while also providing a livelihood. Everyone took part in the business. Mom became our accountant. Kevin is our technical advisor. His wife Julie puts together the website and updates. Bonnie is in charge of bolstering our online presence through social media from, of all places, California. Lindsey is our marketing coordinator. Pat handles the screen printing portion of the business (Lazlo Athletic Brands). My wife, Carol is the ultimate inspiration, keeping yours truly firmly on the ground. And we mustn’t forget Lazlo! Laz is the official store greeter. He’ll wag his tail and bring you a present as you walk in the store.
It is truly a family project and an on-going passion for all of us!
Welcome to Up-N-Running! We all look forward to helping you achieve your goals!!
Ed Doyle - Owner
Inspired by the success of Up-N-Running North Pittsburgh and encouraged by the warm reception of the vibrant Ebensburg running community, Up-N-Running Ebensburg is owned and operated by Julie and Kevin Doyle. Both originally from Butler County, we have called Ebensburg home for nearly a decade. While neither of us envisioned settling down in Cambria County, we can't imagine any other community to be a part of or anywhere else to raise our 3 children. The Ebensburg Area Running Club (EARC) has also served as a huge inspiration for us in our decision to open this store. The success of the annual Turkey Trot 5k and the summer couch to 5k program has bolstered our enthusiasm about running and made us believe that this is truly a running town.
Julie, a chemical engineer by trade, is the shop's full-time manager and chief running officer. She brings with her years of running experience, an analytical / data-driven mindset, and a discriminating eye for aesthetics to the business. A veteran of many half-marathons, Julie made her marathon debut in 2012 clocking a time of 4:03:35 at the Richmond Marathon.
Kevin is a full-time software development team manager by day and part-time shoe guru on nights and weekends. He comes from a competitive running background. His running accolades include school records in high school and college - St. Francis (2002), a brief career as a professional runner, and the privilege of representing Team USA at the 2003 Chiba Ekiden Relay in Chiba, Japan. Kevin also brings vast running shoe experience with him to the business. He worked at the famous Hansons' Running Shops in the greater Detroit area from 2002-2004, managed Up-N-Running North Pittsburgh location during its first year of operation, worked as part-time technical guru for Brooks, and has conducted numerous technical presentations on running and running shoes for various groups in Central and Western PA.
Welcome to Up-N-Running Ebensburg! We all look forward to helping you achieve your goals!!
Julie and Kevin Doyle