Our Mission

the heart of a.R.C.

We put all of our passion, experiences, and expertise into serving our customers.

As we have grown and expanded over the years since our opening in 2008, we’ve honed our ability to use our passions to meet customers’ needs regardless of athletic ability or running speed. Our customers range from ultra-distance runners to physical therapy referrals and everything in between.

Our staff is eclectic, friendly, and well-rounded.

We have marathoners, college athletes, ultra runners, retired educators, dads, and moms all on staff. We come from diverse backgrounds, but we all appreciate the places running and moving well have taken us!

the heart of a.R.C.

We put all of our passion, experiences, and expertise into serving our customers.

As we have grown and expanded over the years since our opening in 2008, we’ve honed our ability to use our passions to meet customers’ needs regardless of athletic ability or running speed. Our customers range from ultra-distance runners to physical therapy referrals and everything in between.

Our staff is eclectic, friendly, and well-rounded.

We have marathoners, college athletes, ultra runners, retired educators, dads, and moms all on staff. We come from diverse backgrounds, but we all appreciate the places running and moving well have taken us!

Our Locations

We’re growing and expanding to new areas!

Carlisle

Near Letort Park next to Cardin & Miller Physical Therapy

Altoona

In the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center next to Shoe Fly

Our Management Team

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Katie Larsen

Carlisle

Katie is the store manager of Appalachian Running Company – Carlisle and an avid distance runner. She participates in races from 1 mile to marathon, on both roads and trails. Katie graduated from Shippensburg University with a BA in Communications and Journalism. When she’s not fitting shoes, Katie can be found snapping photos for the store’s social media pages or leading one of the store’s weekly group runs.

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Tyler Mertiff

Altoona

Tyler Mertiff is the store manager of Appalachian Running Company – Altoona. He co-manages alongside John Myers. Tyler attended the Robert Palmer Institute of Biomechanics to learn the pedorthic profession and obtain his certification.
When he’s not in the store helping customers achieve their goals, you’ll find Tyler coaching high school basketball and football at the Tyrone school district.

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