The Scranton Running Company was founded in 2010. Serving the needs of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts, we envision a thriving running and walking community in the area, and will tirelessly promote the benefits of an active lifestyle to all ages.
Our expert staff is knowledgeable in shoe fitting and gait analysis with a focus on injury prevention. Come visit with us and share your stories. We’ll get you laced up properly and hitting the roads in no time at all!
Matthew Byrne (Co-Founder)
Born and raised in Scranton, PA, Matt earned his footwear fitting stripes in the City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia, PA. There he was a Manager at Philadelphia Runner, a specialty running store in the University City section of Philadelphia. Matt joined the Philly Runner team in 2004 and oversaw all aspects of the store’s operations. His product knowledge and ability to outfit a customer in the appropriate running or walking shoe is unsurpassed. When not at the Scranton Running Company, Matt can be found running the streets and trails of Scranton, starting and ending in his favorite place in the world: Minooka, PA.
While at Scranton High School, Matt set the school record in the 3200 meters (it still stands) and earned three-time All-State honors. At St. Joseph’s University, he won three individual Atlantic 10 Conference championships and was recently inducted into the University’s Track & Field Hall of Fame. Upon graduating, Matt turned his attention to longer distances, winning Scranton’s Steamtown Marathon in 2004, 2006 and 2012. He qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon in 2004 and once again in 2008. He has also represented the United States in the World Mountain Running Championships in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Matt has substantial coaching experience, including mentoring high school runners for the past thirteen years at two separate summer camps.
Born and raised in Binghamton, New York, Jason relocated to NEPA after his collegiate years at College Misericordia. While Jason did not compete as a runner in high school or college, he found a passion for running from co-worker and college classmate Justin, who introduced him to long distance running. Since taking up the sport, Jason has run several half-marathons as well as completed the Steamtown Marathon. Jason earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Misericordia as well as a Master’s Degree In Sport Management with a concentration in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from California University of Pennsylvania. He has previously worked as an Assistant Athletic Director at nearby Keystone College.
Jason spends a good portion of his time during racing season organizing, managing, and timing local races with our SRC Race Management team. In his spare time, you can find Jason logging some miles up and down the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. He’s also an avid soccer fan and is known to tune the store TV’s into English Premier League or Major League Soccer games.
Born in the wonderful land of NEPA, Joe is an enthusiastic runner willing to take on any challenge. As a student at Sacred Heart High School, he participated in cross country as way to help pass the fall season and stay conditioned for winter sports. After school, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served for eight years on the front lines as an Infantry Soldier. Since high school he’s become an avid runner, completing 32 marathons in addition to achieving his longtime goal of running the prestigious Boston Marathon. Joe’s still hungry. however, and if not in the store there is a good chance he’s out there chasing bigger (and longer) goals, or playing with his lovable Labrador Retrievers (Phillie and Rudy).
Joe earned a Health and Fitness Associates Degree at Bryan University. He loves talking about the sport and conveying his enthusiasm to every customer who walks through our doors. Joe firmly believes that you can’t enjoy the wonderful world of running with the right shoe leading the way.
Will was born and raised in Medford, NJ but has since chosen NEPA as his home.
He earned a Bachelor’s of Health Science and then both a Master’s and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Scranton where he also ran cross country, serving as co-captain his junior and senior years. Will is no stranger to gait analysis and shoe fitting having done so at a Fleet Feet in South Jersey during college summers. Now Will is back at it again for the Scranton Running Co.! Feel free to grill him on any of your ailments or request advice on how to become a more efficient runner or walker. When not at the store, you can find Will driving around Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, as a therapist for Caregivers America Home Health Services, or spending time with his wonderful wife, Heidi, and son, Liam and daughters Caroline and Rebecca.
Born in Scranton and a former Scranton Prep XC and Track runner, Sam moved back to the area after graduating in 2015 from Boston College – which naturally only further nurtured his love for everything up to 26.2 (so far!)
1. Favorite Place to Run: For day-to-day runs, anywhere through the Hillsection, Downtown, and Green Ridge – also, I infamously like the treadmill!
Favorite Races: Steamtown and Boston Marathons
2. Favorite running shoes: Saucony Freedom, Hoka Clifton, and Hoka Carbon X
3. When I’m not running, you can find me…Painting, with friends, or taking part in arts events in Scranton!
Matthew Rosetti (Co-Founder)
Born in Scranton, PA, Matt currently resides in New York City where he works in structured finance. But he’s not all evil: he helped bring the Scranton Running Company to life. Matt graduated from Scranton High School and then from Lehigh University. He is an accomplished runner, winning the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in New York’s Central Park and also finished second in Scranton’s Steamtown Marathon. Matt has also competed in the Boston and New York City marathons. He was captain of both the track and cross-country teams at Lehigh University. (However, all of this happened so long ago that the internet can’t verify so it’s likely untrue.)
With a face like this, Buddy will never be starved for attention. His specialty is in the morale department. And he has two pairs of getaway sticks that any runner would envy. Come visit with him at our location in the Ice Box Sports Complex. We dare you not to smile while doing so.