The Coastal Running Company was established in 2017 by Matthew Smith, a Saint Mary's University track and field athlete and business student, along with the help of his teammates to try and clean up the oceans that they grew up running along.
As a group of runners who grew up on the East Coast of Canada, they had the privilege of running along side the ocean. However, in recent years we have seen human activities cause the destruction of our coasts. They knew we had to do something, inspiring Matt to create Coastal Running Company -Runners & Ocean Lovers. It is because of their passion for the oceans that the Coastal Running Company will donate a 10% of all proceeds to ocean clean-up and conservation.