WHY shop run flagstaff?

When you shop local your tax dollars support programs that build and maintain our trail systems, you also support pedestrian friendly metropolitan planning
— City of 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…