Fleet Feet Sports opens in Longmeadow

Date: 7/23/2014

LONGMEADOW – Fleet Feet Sports, the nationally-recognized specialty retailer of running and walking shoes, apparel, and accessories, opened its first store in Massachusetts on July 24.

A grand opening celebration weekend will be planned several weeks later with many events and giveaways. A further announcement will follow with more information.

Locally operated by Tim and Jill Murphy, the new store will be located in the Longmeadow Shops.

“We are so excited to bring Fleet Feet Sports to this area,” Tim Murphy said. “Our goal is to help people of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goal by helping them find the right products to fit their needs and creating opportunities to bring people together with training programs, educational clinics and weekly group runs.”

Tim and Jill bring years of professional experience in the fields of specialty running, operations management, and education. After owning a successful specialty running store in Northampton for years, they decided a Fleet Feet Sports franchise was exactly what the Pioneer Valley needed.

“This is much more than a business opportunity for our family,” Jill Murphy said. “We are making an investment in the overall health and well-being of our community. Our whole family and our entire staff will be actively involved in supporting our community through volunteerism, educational outreach, clinics, and group activities that promote health and wellness.”

The Murphy’s and their three children reside in Agawam.