Phoenix Runs Boston!


The first annual PHOENIX RUNS BOSTON Virtual Marathon Relay presented by Runner’s Den  is now in the books and what a success!  A relay team of twenty-six runners started on the horn of the Boston marathon citizen’s race (7am AZ time), took their turn on the treadmill and 26.2 miles later, finished the virtual race in 4:03:15. All proceeds of the event benefited the One Fund for Boston.


Congratulations to the following participants who did such a great job in this first time event: Nate Wallack, Rachel Hughes, Amanda Hughes, Jamie Morris, Crystal Perez-Ramirez, Lori Cepa, Matt Kraemer, Yvonne Atencio, Ben Taylor, Craig Davidson, Kelly Rufolo, Tricia Schafer, Brian Wilcox, Katherine Reilly,  Steve Laven, Amber VanSumeran, David Bluestein, Scott Say, Meagan Kukowski, Magaly Burciaga-Schober, Cynthia Lujan, Matt Green, Jason Keil, Karen Barry, Andrea Meury and Ron French.


Special thanks go out to Fitness 4 Home for the generous donation of the great treadmill and to SUNSTATE EQUPMENT CO for providing the generator to keep it running. Also, a special shout out goes to all the Phoenix TV stations, 3,5,10,12 and 15 in addition to KTAR radio, all of which provided phenomenal coverage.


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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