The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat.
— Bill Squires


The Long Run is a boutique athletic apparel store and event space. Our goal is to bring high quality, comfortable, and stylish athletic clothing to Knoxville in a welcoming atmosphere. We are runners and we test and approve all the products we sell, which are perfect for running as well as other athletic activities. The clothes you find at The Long Run are just as comfortable on the track, at the gym, in the yoga studio, or lounging on the couch.

We are also active in the local community: supporting Knoxville races, hosting social runs and special events, and representing Knoxville in races throughout the country.






2452 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919


Tue-Fri 10a–7p

Sat 10a-6p
Sun noon–5p

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

 trooper’s library

Browse our collection of running books in person at the store or online. Feel free to hang out and read at our place or check a book out to read on your own time. We are always expanding our collection and if you have a book you’d like to donate to the library so others can enjoy it, we’ll be happy to add it to our stacks.

Check out our collection here.

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.
— Anne Frank

OUR team



Julia is the CEO of The Long Run and the main wear tester for the women’s running products we carry.  She has been active in the local running community since moving back to Knoxville in 2007.  In 2006, while living in Nashville, TN she developed a love for running while participating in local 5k races with her beloved Golden Retriever Montana aka Monty.  In 2007, she finished her first half marathon (Country Music Half) in 2:57:00 with almost no training or guidance.  Since then she has learned a lot about training, basic nutrition, and gear needed for distance running.  With dedicated training and guidance by coach Ethan Coffey she has substantially lowered her race times: marathon 3:38:03 (BQ), Half 1:41:26, and 5k 22:28.  She has also participated in numerous relay races across the country and the occasional trail race including one 55k on the Lake Tahoe Rim Trail. Future running goals include re-qualifying and running the Boston marathon and participating in more ultra-trail races. She is a practicing veterinarian with a DVM and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Tennessee and she has been a member of the Eddie’s Health Shoppe racing team since 2009.



Ethan is the CXO of The Long Run and the main wear tester for the men’s running products we carry. He has been a staple of the local road race scene for the past 10 years, winning the Knoxville Track Club Grand Prix five times from 2012 to 2018. He won the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon in 2015 in 2:22:58 and placed 2nd in 2014 and 2018. Nationally, he has competed at USATF championships at 10K, 10 miles, half marathon, marathon, and 50K, winning the national 50K title in 2014 in a personal best 2:53:32 and running a personal best of 2:19:34 at the 2018 California International Marathon. He competes for the Knoxville Performance Lab/Zen Evo race team and he works as a mechanical engineer at Oak Ridge National Lab.

But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion.
— Sylvia Plath

Contact Us

We want to hear from you. What do you like about The Long Run? What suggestions do you have? What brands do you want us to bring in?

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The Long Run

2452 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville, TN, 37919 (Spring 2019)