The Inside Track has been serving Central PA runners for over 35 years. We stock the best brands in running shoes including Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Mizuno, New Balance, Nike, Saucony, Puma, and Hoka One One. But we're best known for our expert advice - matching novice and expert runners alike with the right shoes for their needs!
Owner Mark Amway began working for The Inside Track as a part time employee. Mark was a runner throughout his high school and college years and brought his passion for running to the store with him each day. Mark ran for Hempfield HS and Lock Haven University. While running at Lock Haven, Mark earned Division II All-American status in Cross-country and went on to be an accomplished distance runner from the 5K up to the marathon. He was a two time Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon. Mark continued to work at the store after earning his degree to become a physical education teacher. After working for The Inside Track for over 8 years, Mark had the opportunity to buy the business from the previous owner, who decided to pursue other interests.
Over the years, Mark has expanded The Inside Track's product line to include nutrition products, apparel and orthotics and opened 3 additional store locations in Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg. The Inside Track now has a staff of 15, including 3 exceptionally experienced managers who run each store location.
The focus of the business has always been centered around service - using knowledge and experience to find the right shoes for each customer. Mark's passion for running has helped to fuel that service. An avid runner, he enjoys talking to customers about running almost as much as he enjoys running himself. As a result, Mark makes sure every employee has extensive training in their product line and he prefers to hire high school and college athletes and coaches who already understand the needs of his customers through their own experience.
So when you're looking for high quality running shoes, the best athletic apparel and accessories or even orthotics, be sure to visit the store location nearest you. We love taking the time to discuss your needs and helping you find the right products to take your workout to the next level!
Our Lancaster store is conveniently located near the crossroads of RT 501 and RT 30, and is staffed and run by locals like veteran runners Zach Valentin. Stop in today to learn more from these two experts!
Our Harrisburg store is easy to find and staffed by running local Mike Spooner, and managed/run by Henry Klugh. Both of them are ready, willing, and able to help you find the perfect shoes, or answer your running-related questions.View Location Map
Our Mechanicsburg store is located conveniently and easy to find right on the Carlisle Pike. Jim Agate manages and runs this location. Let his experience and personable guide you through our wide selection when you stop in!View Location Map