Gold Country Run + Sport in El Dorado Hills, CA

Gold Country Run + Sport in El Dorado Hills, CA

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Our staff consists of passionate and experienced runners and fitness enthusiasts committed to offering the highest level of service and product knowledge.  We are an experienced team of Ultra Marathon Runners, Track and Field Athletes, and Recreational Runners.  We have joined forces to help our community achieve its running and fitness goals.  We will go the extra mile to ensure that you find the perfect fit and style.

Leon Shahinian
After spending most of his career in the finance and investment management industry, Leon decided to combine his lifelong enjoyment of running with his business experience to help build a top-class run specialty retail store to serve the beautiful community in which he and his family have lived for well over a decade.  His passion for running developed early on in life, first as a competitive soccer player and later as an avid runner on the scenic trails and roads in the Gold Country area. When he is not helping others in the store with their running needs or running himself, Leon enjoys cooking traditional Armenian food for his family. He is married and has three wonderful children.

Katie Hartman
Assistant Manager
Katie has been running since middle school when her family joined a local running club, and she has been hooked ever since. She continued running cross country and track for St. Francis High School in Sacramento while also playing competitive soccer.  She has been active her entire life whether swimming, running, or playing soccer.  After having her daughter in the past year, Katie wanted to return to work in a job that she is passionate and knowledgeable about. She is training for her first 50k and enjoys helping others around her reach their goals.

Reed Breuer
Reed has been running since 2010 and has considered himself a running nerd since 2012 when his Cal Poly SLO teammates began endlessly talking about the 2012 Olympic Trials. He focused on track and cross country in college and then transitioned to longer road races. He currently dabbles in ultramarathons and plans to eventually race the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. He hopes that his nerdiness can serve a greater purpose to the running community at large. Aside from running, he enjoys backyard sports and games such as cornhole, ping pong, and pool.

James Wilde
After many different sports and activities, James found running in 2012 and was immediately drawn to the physical and mental challenges of competitive running. After four years of running in high school, James graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 2016 and began school at American River College. He has hoped to continue running past college and eventually start running marathons. 

Kurt Jaehn, RRCA Certified
Kurt started running in high school, competing in track and cross country. He was an avid cyclist for many years and competed in many races including Eppies Great Race and several 24-hour adventure races. Kurt became serious again with running in 2010. He sold his road bike and now is an avid runner! Since then he has completed the California International Marathon 7 times and dozens of other races including 50K's, half marathon's, 10k's, and 5k's. Kurt loves to share his passion for running. He became an RRCA certified runner coach this year and looks forward to coaching at Gold Country.

Carol Edwards
Carol didn’t start running until the age of 58. Her daughter was her coach and now they travel and run races together. Carol did her first half marathon at age 58, her first marathon at age 60, her first triathlon at age 62 and her first 50K at age 65. After retiring in 2015 she became a certified running coach and decided she wanted to work part-time where she could help encourage the local community to stay healthy and to “just keep moving no matter what your age or speed”. Remember…..YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO START LIVING!

Cari Chavez
Cari has been an active person all her life with soccer, karate, and her biggest passions skiing and snowboarding.  Wanting to be more active all year round, instead of the season to season, she picked up running.  She is a recreational runner with her sidekick, Terrier Mix Missy.  She has been at the shop for almost a year and loves being able to help people enjoy the sport of running, as much as she does.