We Strive to offer the best customer service in the industry while giving expert advice on running/Walking Etc. We are staffed by Friendly Athletes that can help and relate to most of your situations and offer our best advice.
We can help fit you for the best inserts and orthotics on the market.
The Inside Track has been serving Central PA runners for over 40 years. We stock the best brands in running shoes including Asics, Brooks, Mizuno, New Balance, Nike, Saucony, Altra, ON and Hoka One One. But we're best known for our expert advice - Foot and Gate Analysis - 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 in College.
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 2 additional store locations in Harrisburg, and Mechanicsburg. The Inside Track now has a staff of 15, including 2 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.
Passing the Torch
As the Inside Track Reaches its 45th Anniversary next year, Mark will be stepping away from the business after 40+ years and current manager Zach Valentin along with Ryan and Tyler Amway will be taking over the business and continue the main focus of the Inside Track: Service.