Inspired by adventure and driven by passion to help others, we're here to help you get out the door and achieve your goals.

Lauren is the heart and soul of Mountain Running Company. Between making sure all three stores are operating at the best customer service, inventory  stocked to meet the customer's needs, and ambience met to please each individual, Lauren makes it happen. Lauren is an accomplished colligiete swimmer and two time Olympic quilifier, as well as a succesful Ultra trail runner with a never ending drive for adventure.

Co-owner of Mountain Running Company, Bill is an avid runner, outdoor enthusiast, and entrepeneur. Bill's greatest pleasure is to be able to use the power of entrepeneurship to bring value to the greater running and outdoor community, whether through fitting customers with the proper shoes and gear or leading community-building group runs.


Shaun is an avid trail and ultra runner who found his love for the sport continuously exploring the woods at a young age. Shaun moved to Black Mountain in 2013 from his hometown of Cleveland, OH, where he racked years of experience trail running and fitting customers for shoes. In 2015, Shaun and his family took on the running store in Black Mountain, previously called "Black Mountain Running Co." and have grown the store successfully to what it is today.

Mike Curcio
 Mike is the Manager of the Boone location . He's had over 40 years of experience running on the trails and roads around the high country . He has spent the last 28 years as head cross country and distance coach at App State . First starting out as an athlete back in the 80s , he returned in the summers as a counselor at numerous running camps throughout Northwest NC . Mike and his wife Jolynn have been involved in staging numerous running and cycling events here in the the high country . He's looking forward to helping athletes of all levels enjoy everything the great outdoors offer here in the Blue Ridge Mountains