Performance Running of West Tennessee in Jackson, TN, and Trails and Treads in Tupelo, MS, have both converted to become Fleet Feet Sports stores. In both cases, current ownership will remain.
Co-owner Danny Crossett will remain owner of the Performance Running of West Tennessee, which he opened with co-owner Harris Magruder in 2015. And Magruder, founder and owner of Trails and Treads, will remain owner of that location, which he first opened 1997.
“Danny has a career built on service,” says Robyn Goby, VP–development for Fleet Feet. “That innate passion for helping others is a quality we see in all our successful Fleet Feet owners.”
A native of Tennessee, Crossett, after graduating high school, joined the Air Force,. After four years of working on nuclear missiles in Wyoming he returned home to begin a three-decade career in the Postal Service. After he retired in 2011 he became a personal trainer, eventually crossing paths with Phil Horner, the owner of the Fleet Feet in Kingsport, TN.
The store becomes the twelfth Fleet Feet location in Tennessee.
Regarding Magruder, Goby says: “Harris has a passion for running and his community and for over 20 years has provided great service, products and programs to the Tupelo running community.”
Magruder started his career as a salesman, working for a steel coil manufacturer in the 1990s. He took a side sales job opportunity, selling fleece to pop-up shops and Christmas villages during the holidays. The success of this led him to open up his own outdoor store, Ascent Outdoor, in 1997. Over time, Magruder evolved the store’s primary focus from outdoor to running, and officially changed the name in 2004 to Trails and Treads.
“There’s been a lot of changes to retail and running since I first opened in 1997 and partnering with Fleet Feet ensures I’m able stay ahead of those changes,” says Magruder.
“Fleet Feet’s approach to outfitting the runner from head-to-toe with the right products and information, as well as its focus on building strong running communities, aligns with my approach.”