About Us

We opened the doors for business on May 5, 2003. We carry a good selection of quality running shoes. If you are not sure what specific shoe, or for that matter what type of shoe, would work best for you, we will take the time to understand your needs, your running style and your foot type, and we will help get you in a pair of shoes that are comfortable right out of the box.

We have running apparel that performs well and looks great so that you’re running comfortably and looking good doing it, performance running socks, insoles and all manner of accessories.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll do our best to get it for you.

And if you weren’t aware we are Tulsa’s Track & Field and Cross Country spike headquarters.  In season we carry a full assortment of shoes for pretty much all running and field events. 

You really do need to check us out!

Our Team

Trani Matthews
Trani MatthewsThe Tulsa Runner Guy
My name is Trani Matthews. (Come visit me at the store some time, and I will explain the derivation of my name. It is a bit involved to go into here.) I have enjoyed running virtually all my life, though I didn’t really get the bug till college. I run because I enjoy the act of running itself, and because I feel better physically and mentally when I’m running regularly. I consider myself very much a recreational runner, though I tend to be pretty competitive once I get out there. I enjoy racing pretty regularly and have run 17 marathons and many half marathons and shorter races.
My current running goals are to keep running and training as long as I’m able and as long as it continues to be fun.  I’ll never be as fast as I once was, but I’ll keep trying to be as fast as I can be. 

This is Philip.  He’s not with Tulsa Runner anymore, but I just don’t have the heart to take his picture off the page.  If you need some good financial planning/management help, Philip is your man at Edward Jones. 


Julie Courcier

After working over 26 years in the corporate retail world, Julie decided to “retire” and start her own fitness studio. She hangs out here to support her running and triathlon habit, and she plans on running a marathon in all 50 states.  Not only that, but she has been known to swim, bike and run an Ironman every now and again.  Julie is usually taking care of things at the store whenever Trani is not around, and sometimes even when he is.  And when she is not running, biking, swimming or working out, she can often be found volunteering somewhere.


Alicia Evans

Alicia, and often a member or two of her family, usually either Winfield or Shatzi, but sometimes Joey or one of the girls, can be found hanging out at the store several days a week.   She will jump in a race every now and then, most often with a group of friends, or you might see her running (let us know if you ever see her heels touch the ground) or rollerblading on the River Parks Trail or in midtown neighborhoods in and around Brookside.  She is an expert fitter of shoes, bras, insoles and the like, and she enjoys  keeping our goodr collection fresh and sassy.