Mark Coddaire: (Founder/owner). Mark found running when he was 30 years old, but he instantly fell in love the sport because of its emphasis on focus and dedication. After serving roles as the Greater Lowell Road Runner club president, race team manager, and race director, Mark decided to start Marx Running & Fitness Center. Mark initially started the business in 2000 as a way to support athletes and give back to the running community. Since then it has transformed into much more than that. Mark has used his knowledge, experience, and passion for running to grow his business alongside with the local community. Mark has forged relationships with local road races, schools, gyms, doctors, physical therapists, and personal trainers, all of whom use Mark as a trusted resource when it comes to all things running/walking. Throughout the years, Marx Running has expanded in scope. As Mark has become an expert on foot pain and foot care, the store, too, has begun to cater to the needs of those in the therapeutic/rehabilitation establishment. He frequently gives seminars in gyms or PT offices on the importance of running/walking in the proper shoe. The Marx Running slogan, “A running store, and so much more…”, was inspired by Mark’s eagerness to not simply be a running store but a respected community resource.
Bob Tremblay: After noticing he could outrun his teammates in the traditional sports, Bob began running and training on his own in the 7th grade. By 8th grade he was practicing with the local high school XC team and was one of their top guys. He ran XC/Track throughout high school and was recruited to run for East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. While at ESU he was an ECAC Champion in the Indoor 1000 and the XC Team Captain senior year. Bob majored in economics and went on to do market research in the tech industry for 12 years. He then brought his 32 years of running experience to Marx Running where he particularly enjoys interacting with runners and walkers of all different ability levels and experience. Bob can draw from his lifetime of running experience to help customers get the most out of their own running or walking regimens. Bob is happily married with two children, ages 4 and 6.
Bethany Labossier: Wanting to be in athlete in school, Bethany starting running track in the 6th grade specializing in the 400, 800, and high jump. She continued through high school and was recruited by Merrimack College where she was part of multiple school record relay teams and was Track Team Captain her senior year. Bethany has a Bachelors in Sports Medicine and is continuing her studies as a third year Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Along with her studies she has been part of various research projects using gait analysis technology. In her free time, she enjoys photography, hiking, and has recently started training for a triathalon.
Kaitlyn Roffman: Along with her twin sister, Kaitlyn has lead her Littleton Track and XC teams to numerous state titles. She has worked for Marx Running since 2016. Both Kaitlyn and Sarah will be attending Cornell university in the fall of 2019 running track and XC. Kaitlyn has run indoor and outdoor track for Littlton High School since 7th grade. After two seasons of High School soccer she decided, along with sister of course, to focus on running and ran her first XC race as a junior
Sarah Roffman: Allways her twin sister by her side, Sarah has lead her Littleton Track and XC teams to numerous state titles and is considered one of the top runners in the state. She has worked for Marx Running since 2016. Both will be attending Cornell university in the fall of 2019 running track and XC. Sarah has run indoor and outdoor track for Littlton High School since 7th grade. After two seasons of High School soccer she decided, along with sister of course, to focus on running and ran her first XC race as a junior