COMMUNITY IS OUR CULTURE
RUN FLAGSTAFF IS...
Not simply a retail running store. Our goal is to better the running community in Northern Arizona by giving back to our loyal customers. We were proud to be the title sponsorship of the Flagstaff Summer Racing Series and plan on continuing our sponsorship in the years to come.
We also donate to Team Run Flagstaff and Kids Run Flagstaff, which helps keep member dues extremely affordable. In addition to this we are sponsors for a number of other local races and events. Every year we host spike and flat nights for each of the local high schools, in which kids from each school are invited into the store to check out the latest in racing footwear in an exclusive evening for their team.
Throughout the year we host numerous packet pickups, special speakers, and group runs. We are proud of our store and proud of all we are able to do for the community. Check out the events and join us sometime!
We take great pride in our community. We support those individuals and organizations that are the very pulse of what makes Flagstaff a great place to live and train.
Take part in one of our events! Check out our Events Page.
WHY shop run flagstaff?
Run Flagstaff opened as A Runner’s High in 2005. Local (at the time) Flagstaff engineer, mother and all around fitness enthusiast Alison Ryan saw need for a running store to serve our ever growing running community. She promptly hired Michael Friedberg to manage the store. A very successful runner, well liked and charismatic guy who happened to have a degree in accounting, Mike helped quickly get the store off the ground. After a couple of years Mike decided to move on and left the management duties to Vince Sherry.
In August of 2009 A Runner’s High was moved to the current location on Historic Route 66 and renamed Run Flagstaff. The store was named after the local running club founded by Mike Friedberg, Vince Sherry, Michael Smith, Phil Wharton, Jarod Scott and Chris Gomez. With the new location and the fresh logo on the window Run Flagstaff was off to a strong start to what we eventually become a major part of the growing Flagstaff running community. Alison sold the store to Vince and Sarah (Vince’s wife and apparel buyer).
Over the years Run Flagstaff has had the opportunity to employ some of the very best and most knowledgeable runners in town (and in this town that’s saying a lot). With decades of combined experience in the sport and specialty running amongst the staff, you can’t find a better place for all things running in Flagstaff. Whether you’re a long time veteran of the sport or just started today there’s always something new to discover about the latest running footwear or just running in Flagstaff…
Community Organizations and Charities We Support
Team Run Flagstaff
Northern Trail Runners Association
Mountain Charter School
Native Americans for Community Action
Children’s Health Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters
NAU Tri Jacks
Grand Canyon Youth
Go Big for Parkinson’s
Pat Tillman Foundation