About us

Our Mission

It’s more than just the running

The friends, the laughs, the pain, the energy gels and the medals. We love it all. It’s hard, but it’s unnecessarily hard when you don’t have the right gear and support, that’s what we’re here for.

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HOW WE GOT STARTED

January 1st, 2007, Chris Rowley first opened the doors to what would soon become El Paso’s only running specialty store.

CHRIS ROWLEY

Chris Rowley – owner of Up and Running. In business since January 2007.
Resident of El Paso since 1988.
Very fond of running and putting on races.
Has completed over 50 Marathons, including the Boston Marathon.
Also completed two 50 mile races and one 100 miler.
Father of five wonderful children.

MIKE COULTER

Special interests include trail running and music. Serve as a worship leader at Coronado Baptist Church.

AARON CARRILLO

Utep, Major-political science
Idk I’m boring

JAVI NAPOLES

Artist/ Educator
I like painting, cooking  and running all over the borderland of Juarez/ El Paso. 
Favorite shoe: Brooks Transcend

ASHLEY LUDDEN

Team member

PENNY NEVAREZ

I grew up in NC but have lived in El Paso since HS at Eastwood. I met & married my husband Victor, a fellow Trooper. We have 4 grown children (also all EHS Troopers) & a spoiled dog named Duchess. We have an insurance business here Nationwide Insurance Nevarez Agency.  We love our beautiful El Paso! 
 
I started running after 40 when I took a training class at Up & Running. I’ve loved it ever since. Now that we are empty nesters, we love to travel. While I am not a competitive runner, I do so for my own enjoyment & health. I’ve had the opportunity to run in Spain, Italy, Mexico, France, Ireland & all over the USA. 
 
I’ve worked with Up & Running East since 2012 & have learned so much along the way. It’s so fun being a part of the U&R family! I truly love helping people find the right shoe and gear for their running & fitness needs. I’ve met some amazing people and built many amazing friendships.
On, on! 

JORGE FELIX

Team member

MILES

Supervisor