In its infancy, running was dominated by men.
And yet, in 1976, two women—Sally Edwards and Elizabeth Jansen—both teachers and best friends, at 28 years old decided to open a running store.
In Downtown Sacramento, in the poorest neighborhood there was, they bought a beat up Victorian and opened the first Fleet Feet. They started a lot of things in Sacramento; they started the first marathon, the first fun runs, and the first triathlons. Being part of the community is at the heart of Fleet Feet.
After opening a second location in Chico, people began to ask about opening their own Fleet Feet ... and so the legacy began.