Betsy Hughes


Having been an avid runner since age 14, I always knew I wanted to work in sports. And when more than 30 years ago I had to declare a major at UF I knew I wasn’t going to wear a suit or heels to work each day. I enjoyed writing, and loved working with people so deciding on a journalism/ public relations degree just made sense. While working part time at Track Shack back in the late 70’s, early 80’s, it never occurred to me that Jon, the love of my life (then and now) and I would one day own and “run” one the most successful running specialty and event marketing and management companies in the US. We’ve surrounded ourselves with an amazing staff, raised two wonderful children, Emma and Chris, and are involved daily in the Central Florida community. But still a favorite part of each day, after my morning run, is chatting, encouraging and helping my customers and friends be fit, healthy and lead a positive lifestyle. Our business is selling shoes, but our passion is people.