Since 1985 Complete Runner has served runners, walkers, and fitness fanatics of all walks of life in Flint and Genesee County, Michigan. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is enthusiastic about fitness and will help in your search for the perfect running shoes, running clothes, exercise equipment, and nutrition for runners and walkers to meet your specific needs.
We keep current with the latest developments in running shoe technology and cutting edge running tech wear apparel to offer our customers the coolest gear from the most trusted brands in the market. If you are looking to experience one of the most innovative running stores in Michigan, stop by Complete Runner today and see why we are your number one resource for all your running, walking, and fitness needs.
Curtis Thompson grew up in North Carolina and has been a running fanatic his whole life. After being a highly decorated High School and College athlete, Curtis moved to Flint to work for AC Spark Plug as an engineer. Frequently traveling across the country for his job allowed him to visit many running stores and keep on top of the latest technology in shoes, apparel, and equipment.
Known by three of his co-workers for running shorter distances in college, one year these seasoned runners dared Curtis to run a local 10K Mother’s Day Race with them at Bluebell Beach. Confident that he wouldn’t be able to handle the extra distance his co-workers were surprised to find him finish ahead of them! This motivated Curtis to begin regularly competing in 10K events and soon upped the mileage to qualify for the Boston and Marine Corps Marathons, which he did several times. He has raced all over the country and was once named one of the top ten marathoners in Michigan, and has run in all but two Crim Festival of Races.
Curtis’ vast background and love for running, along with his travels to running stores across the nation, gave him a vision to open a running, walking, and fitness store in Flint that offered the best and most technologically advanced products to help people reach their fitness goals. This vision was fulfilled in 1985 when Complete Runner opened its doors.
Fast Forward To Today
In 2016 international Ironman and running enthusiast Brad Brown joined the Complete Runner Family.
Brad grew up in SW Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. Taking up triathlons in 2007, by 2010 Brad participated in his first Ironman where the obsession started. Being a lifelong fitness and running geek, Brad soon found his career on an international scale allowed him to participate in events all over the world. He has traveled to five continents, participating in events of all sizes along the way. By the time he joined Complete Runner Brad had nine Ironmans under his belt.
Brad’s future plans include participating in more endurance events, even getting into the ultra marathon scene. He loves meeting and swapping stories with like-minded runners and endurance enthusiasts, and is passionate about educating and helping people become the best athlete they can be.
Complete Runner is active in a variety of road races, community partnerships, schools, and organizations in the Flint and Genesee County areas including:
- Crim Fitness Foundation
- Pot O’ Gold Four Mile Run/Walk
- Burton Memorial Day 5K Road Race
- Veterans Honor Run
- Hot Chocolate 5K Run/Walk
- Old Newsboys
- Concerned Pastors of Social Action
- Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation
- Flint Parks and Recreation
- Bendle Kids Running Group (ABC 12 Article)
- Flint International Academy Running