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Walking Group


Walking Group 

There is currently no walking group offered in our weekly routine.  We are looking for someone to take the reins and champion the Weekly Walking Group. If you are interested in taking this responsibility, please call 607-217-4155 or email Matt at

Please take a look at our Team Confluence page for the benefits of taking on this responsibility for our community.


Confluence Running is a place to improve health, fitness, and performance for both athletes and beginners alike.  Confluence Running takes a well balanced approach in guiding athletes to reach their top performance.  It is Confluence Running’s mission to educate athletes, promote health, and create a protected and inclusive community for athletes to thrive and improve in.  Whether you are a beginner athlete, elite competitor, or non-athlete stepping into the sport of Running to shed a few pounds, Confluence Running will provide strong motivation and support for your Running needs.


Based on arch type, cushioning level, and pronation style shoe need to be fit or "matched" properly to specific feet.  Shoes have a finite life expectancy whether used or unused.  Under normal circumstances this means switching shoes every 300-500 miles or about 6 months of consistent wear.  If you work, laugh, play, and also run in shoes, this timeframe can be very different.  


I.e. Standing on your feet for 4 hours a day without any running = 6 month replacement time


Matt has been with Confluence Running since the beginning, starting with organizing the store and later becoming the owner of Confluence Running.


Having been running for over 20 years as well as having trained professionally as a triathlete, Matt is also a professor in Binghamton University's Health and Wellness Department.  He also one of the founders of the Herald of Victory Marathon as well as a number of other local races and is a certified running and triathlon coach.  Matt is an active member of the local running clubs, both Triple Cities Runners Club where he is a board member and Binghamton University Running Club where he is a founding member.

Matt's favorite shoe is the Scott Kinabalu.

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Gaby has been with Confluence since 2016. She's been running for 2 years and just finished her first marathon. She is a PhD student at SUNY Binghamton.

She joined Confluence to do work on her MA thesis on how the experience of endurance training creates community. Her favorite part of running is training for an event. and hills. and track workouts.  


Her favorite shoe is the Hoka Clifton.

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