About  Us

OUR story

We wanted to create a central spot for the community to gather!! It has been such a huge part of our running journey to meet new people, share experiences, learn from each other, do events, and give back.

  • We don’t care if you run a 5-min mile or walk a 15-min pace, a mile is still a mile!! If you run, you are a runner no matter the distance or speed. Each journey is unique and so are we!
  • The storefront has all the elements to support the whole runner: Mind, Body & Road.
  • The Running Elements started as a group of runners and walkers that would meet around Volusia to stay active. Then we added social gatherings to up the fun! Next we threw in some educational workshops to cover the topics we all wanted to know more about. From there, it took off! Our retail storefront opened in the Pavilion at Port Orange in November 2016. The calendar is growing and so is our community!
  • The Running Elements team is at the store 7 days a week! We can also be found at many local event’s start/finish lines. We make sure to bring the energy and high-fives where ever we go!

Juan & Katrina Guevara


Juan is a Nuclear Engineer by day & Runner by all the other hours of the day. He enjoys long runs on the beach and talking to strangers during running events. Juan is known for remembering people in the community based on the shoes they walk up in.

Katrina prefers to ‘run’ events over running in events. Although she has finished a couple marathons and many races, she is never in a hurry to get to the finish line. On race day, you can usually see her holding a funny sign and giving high fives to everyone going by.

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Our Team


Events Manager

Jill is the events guru! Her next-level organization skills are all do to her years of service to our community and event planning. Jill has a way of pulling off the impossible and making it look effortless.



Retail Manager

Robert runs the store!! He is one of our expert shoe fitters and buyers. When he isn’t managing all retail activity, he is out running! Robert’s favorite distance is a Half Marathon, but he keeps signing up for Fulls.

RRCA Certified Running Coach Robert@TheRunningElements.com


Community Organizer

Jenny is an accomplished runner and coach. She is our resident distance runner with many marathons and ultras under her belt. Jenny is our go-to Team Member for helping organize the workshops, weekly meet-ups, and community partnerships.


Event Associate / Social Media

Meg is part runner, part triathlete, and all enthusiasm! She can often be seen bouncing around, cheering for her friends at races, and backing Katrina up at events. She loves making our events even more awesome and posting funny memes on Facebook.



Retail Associate

Payne is a local high school student breaking records in the 800m and 5k. Payne trains hard and likes that his after-school job is helping others find the right shoes and gear to enjoy the sport too. He has a bright running future ahead of him! Excited to cheer on Payne as he enters collegiate running for Stetson University Cross Country Team in the fall.


Retail Associate

Ryan enjoys all things running shoes, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. 

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