Major Milestone For Running Factory

A locally owned business that serves the running and fitness community has reached a major milestone.

The Running Factory is celebrating 25 years of business.

Founder Gary Belanger admits he wasn't sure they would make it this far when they opened a 70 square foot store in Riverside.

He says those early years were challenging.

"We definitely got off to a slow start," says Belanger. "Like most new businesses it was either feast or famine, we were kind of worried about paying some of our bills in those early days"

Belanger adds, "we took the time to measure feet and ask questions to make sure we got our customers in the right footwear, so I think word spread and we kind of became known as the fit specialists in town here"

When the business started they only had two employees and now they have two locations.