Phoenix Runs Boston!


Calling All Runners!  Our Relay Team is Filled.

Runner’s Den is proud to announce the 1st annual Phoenix Runs Boston virtual marathon now has a full relay team!  This Monday, April 21st, we will be raising money for the One Fund for Boston by staging a virtual marathon relay here at the store and we thank the all the individuals who responded so quickly to make this event a success.

Our event will start on the gun at the exact same time as the Citizen’s race in Boston (7am AZ time). Each of our 26 runners will run one mile on a treadmill set up next to our Boston Marathon Finish Banner.  We will be streaming the race on a TV set up in front of the treadmill so that you can “race” against the runners in Boston!

Although it is filled, don’t miss your chance to support this fantastic cause by stopping by Runner’s Den between 7am and 10:30am this Monday, April 21 and cheering on the runner’s as they virtually cover the course from the start in Hopkinton, through the Newton Hills and then finish in downtown Boston.

Support One Fund for Boston and Buy a Raffle Ticket

5273272For those who can’t stop by in person, we are accepting donations for the One Fund for Boston, and selling raffle tickets for a great prize drawing made possible by our generous vendor partners. The Raffle prizes will be drawn at 5pm on 4/21 and the winners notified via email. 100% of proceeds to benefit the One Fund for Boston.

We will be giving away up to $2,500 in prizes from Asics, Brooks, Mizuno, New Balance and Saucony! The raffle prizes will be drawn at 5pm on 4/21 and the winners notified via email. Again, all proceeds will benefit the One Fund for Boston. Entries may be purchased either in the store or online by using the drop down menu and “Add to Cart” button below:

Entry Quantity

If you can’t make it, and do not want to participate in the raffle, but would still like to donate to the One Fund for Boston, just click on the “Donate” button below:

A very big thank you goes out to all of our vendors that are supporting the raffle, Fitness 4 Home for providing the treadmill, Sunstate Equipment for providing power, and to FOX 10, KTAR, KTVK 3 and CBS 5 for providing live media coverage.


It is Boston Marathon week! Get pumped up for the race with this amazing documentary! It was written by the one and only Erich Segal and has an original soundtrack that will blow your doors right off.


First Impressions

peregrine4_578x578The latest edition of the Saucony Peregrine trail shoe has quickly become a staff favorite here at Runner’s Den. The aggressive, seamless outsole is perfect for our rough and jagged Arizona trails. The midsole has a 4mm heal-to-toe drop that keeps your center of gravity low, and your foot plant surprisingly stable. The upper is built around the oh so comfortable Saucony shape that has proved itself a winner time and time again. If you are a trail runner or hiker, then you owe it to yourself to get in here and try a pair of the Saucony Peregrine 4s today!

2xushort_249x330The 2XU Compression Short is a must have piece of gear for your long hard runs and races. The fabric is super smooth to help prevent chafing, and the compression feels juuuuust right! From the 2XU website:

The 2XU Compression Short is engineered for activities requiring support to the major upper leg muscles – reducing vibration, improving alignment and protecting against damage and fatigue. A popular piece for exercise, ball sports, training and competition. Can be worn on it’s own or as a base layer.


- Reduced fatigue through less muscle oscillation

- Reduced muscle soreness

- Reduced long-term overuse injuries

- Greater power output

- Greater oxygenation of blood for faster recovery

- Heightened proprioception – awareness of limb placement for agility