Our Story

Explore Front Running Sports’ journey—a women-owned running specialty store dedicated to active living in Seminole County.

About Front Running Sports

Front Running Sports is more than just a store; it’s a hub for the active community in Seminole County. Founded in 2007 with a mission to enhance daily comfort and promote well-being through proper footwear, we’ve evolved into a trusted resource for runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts alike. Our team of passionate individuals takes pride in offering personalized service and expert advice tailored to each customer’s needs. With a commitment to promoting an active lifestyle and fostering a healthier, happier community, we invite you to join us on our journey toward better health and well-being.

Front Running Sports Begins

During its formative years from 2007 to 2012, Front Running Sports laid its foundation as a premier destination for runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts, driven by a mission to provide expert advice and top-notch athletic gear to the Seminole County community.

Community Growth and Engagement: 2012-2023

Throughout the years 2012 to 2023, Front Running Sports flourished under April Darrow's leadership, expanding its role as a community hub and fostering active lifestyles through engaging events and personalized service.

Continued Commitment to Excellence: 2023-Present

Since 2023, Front Running Sports has continued its legacy of excellence under the stewardship of Julia Fasciglione, prioritizing exceptional customer service and community involvement to ensure every individual finds the support they need to thrive in their active pursuits.

Our Vision For the Future

As Front Running Sports looks ahead, our vision is to further deepen our roots within the Seminole County community. We aspire to expand our outreach efforts, offering educational workshops, fitness classes, and charitable initiatives to support the diverse needs of our customers. By fostering a culture of inclusivity and empowerment, we aim to inspire individuals of all ages and abilities to embrace an active lifestyle and achieve their wellness goals.

Join Our Active Community

Become a part of the Front Running Sports family and experience the benefits of a supportive and vibrant community. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, we welcome you to join us for group runs, community events, and educational seminars. Connect with like-minded individuals, receive personalized guidance from our expert team, and embark on a journey toward better health and well-being. Visit us in-store or follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming events and opportunities to get involved!

Introducing Our Team


3 words to describe Julia: welcoming, enthusiastic, determined
Her favorite shoe: Brooks Ghost
What makes her day at work: Happy customers



3 words to describe Nico: Knowledgeable, Ultra Runner, Mentor
His favorite shoe: Altra Torin
What makes his day at work: Being able to share product expertise with the team and customers


3 words to describe Connor: talkative, funny, driven
His favorite shoe: Saucony Triumph
What makes his day at work: Helping as many people as possible to find the right footwear for them


3 words to describe Jim: knowledgeable, patient, marathon runner
His favorite shoe: New Balance 880
What makes his day at work: Being helpful to people who want to achieve a goal


3 words to describe Madeleine: happy, extroverted, genuine
Her favorite shoe: New Balance 1080
What makes her day at work: When somebody gets excited putting on a new pair of shoes.


3 words to describe Malik: passionate, caring, energetic
His favorite shoe: New Balance 880
What makes his day at work: When I put a smile on a customer’s face


3 words to describe Melissa: Experienced, Active, Joyful
Her favorite shoe: Saucony Endorphin Speed
What makes her day at work: Helping people find the right footwear to overcome an injury or pain.


3 words to describe Tommey: Energetic, good listener, Tonka’s Mom
Her favorite shoe: HOKA Gaviota
What makes her day at work: Seeing customers leave the store walking better then when they got in.


3 words to describe Wendy: Sincere, knowledgeable, kind
Her favorite shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS
What makes her day at work: Meeting new people and them find the perfect footwear for them.

Careers at Front Running Sports

Interested in joining a fun and passionate team, email us about you.