About Our Store

As Morgantown's only specialty running store, we can offer you the best shoes and gear to fit your running needs. Our enthusiastic and well-trained staff is available to assist you no matter the type of walker or runner you are.


As a specialty store, we offer you unmatched service and attention. The best part? It doesn't cost more!  Sometimes "specialty store" gets equated with higher prices.  This isn't true at Morgantown Running.  We don't mark our prices up, and that's that.


Can't seem find what you want? Let us know, and we'll try our best to special order the item you're after.


The reason the carry the products we do? We use them too! Like you, we need specific shoes and gear we can rely on when running in all conditions, all year round. That's why we’re the best place in town to come for all running-related advice, runner to runner.

A little history


  • August 2009: Morgantown Running established 
    • Morgantown Running was opened by Erin and Kevin Roush in Westover, WV
  • November 2010: Morgantown Running moved to the Seneca Center in Morgantown, WV
  • January 2012: Morgantown Running purchased and under the new ownership of Heather McDaniel Cleary.

Our qualified sales team

Let us recommend the shoes and gear that's right for you!

Heather McDaniel Cleary

--  I'm passionate about running and love seeing people improve at any level!


Store Owner

Contact: heather@morgantownrunning.com


Heather joins the ranks of mothers around the world who are finding their athletic potential after having a child. After graduating as conference champion in both track and cross country with academic All-American honors from Alderson Broaddus college in Philippi, WV, Heather has found her running moments very recently. Personal best time this spring on the track saw Heather bring her 5000m best time down to 16:48 this past April 2016. A running and nutrition enthusiast, Heather continues while training to attempt her long term dream to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials.


Hometown: Grafton, WV

High School: Grafton High

College: Alderson-Broaddus College

Running/Coaching History:

  • 2004-2005: Conference champion in cross country at Alderson Broaddus while earning three Academic All-America honors
  • 2006-2009: Assistant Cross Country/Track Coach at Alderson Broaddus College
  • 2009-2010: Head Cross Country/Track Coach at Alderson Broaddus College
  • 2010-2011: Head Women's Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track and Field Coach at Northwestern State University (Louisiana)

Favorite Quote: "Be passionate about your commitment and you will be unstoppable."



Erik Gaitan

Erik was a late bloomer to the running world. Since starting distance running in his junior year at Hedgesville High School where he graduated in 2012, Erik has found his love for running over recent years. He's currently a senior at WVU finishing his last semester in the sports and exercise psychology program. 


Hometown: Martinsburg, WV

High School: Hedgesville High 

College: West Virginia University 

Running/Coaching History:

  • Assistant Cross Country/ Track coach for Morgantown High 
  • Personal coach for Army soldiers to help improve their Army Physical Fitness Test scores during his time in the military
  • Serves as a volunteer assistant with the WVU track/ cross country team
  • Head men's coach for WVU's club cross country team
  • Erik also works as Saucony's Zealot Ambassador for the Morgantown area

Favorite Quote: "Dude. Guess what..."

Emily Bauman

The diatetic internship at WVU brought Emily to Morgantown, as she joins us all the way from Wisconsin where she was born and raised, and also where she went to undergrad. Formerly a collegiate runner, she is recently getting into training for a triathlon. A runner since the age of 12, Emily is naturally fit for our store and has the expertise to help find the right shoe for you! 


Hometown: Manitowoc, WI

College: University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, WI 

Running History:

  • 2011-2015: Runner at UW-Stout 
  • Cross country PR: 24:24
  • 800m PR: 2:19

Where to find us:


709 Beechurst Avenue

Suite 1A

Morgantown, WV 26505

Monday: 10:00-6:00 PM

Tuesday: 10:00-6:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00-6:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00-6:00 PM

Friday: 10:00-6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00-5:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM-5:00PM

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