We are so happy to welcome Stephanie Bruce to the Suite Run Podcast!

Stephanie is a professional runner for Hoka NAZ Elite in Flagstaff, AZ. Stephanie won her first national title in 2018 at the Peachtree Road Race. She also placed 10th at the NYC Marathon in 2017 and 10th at the London Marathon in 2018.

Steph is coming off of a 4th place finish at the Gold Coast Marathon in early July 2022 and she ran her fastest 10k ever (31:49) in June at the Mastercard Mini 10k!

In our chat, Stephanie shares in depth details about her life currently as she is in the middle of her "Grit Finale" (Steph will be retiring from pro running at the end of the year). We also talk about her life as a mom, wife and entrepreneur (lots of cool projects on her plate!).

In the second half of of the conversation, Stephanie walks us through beautiful Flagstaff, AZ - one of the running meccas in the world. We get to experience Flagstaff through Steph's eyes and we were honored to have her on the show. Steph's favorite places to RUN, dine out and more - it's all here!

Enjoy our conversation!

Stephanie's recommendations for Flagstaff, AZ:


1. Aspen Corners (Single track trail. Beautiful in the fall.
2. Heart Prairie (On 180, out of town toward Grand Canyon)
3. Locket Meadow (Gorgeous in the fall!)


1. Diablo Burger
2. Pizzicletta
3. Tourist Home (best breakfast!)
4. Candy shop downtown
5. The Mayor (Great rooftop). Delicious Mexican food.
6. Tinderbox Kitchen (nightlife vibe)


1. Stephanie and Ben's rental house (They also offer personal running tours! Email Stephanie at: [email protected])


1. Downtown Flagstaff mile (Takes place on 4th of July)
2. Imogene Trail race
3. Trail Divas have great races
4. Run Flagstaff (Refer to them for good races)

Places of Interest

1. Grand Canyon (75 minutes away)
2. Hike Mt. Humphreys in the summer
3. Lava Tubes
4. Snow Bowl ski resort in winter

Running Store

1. Run Flagstaff (They also have a location in Sedona)

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Where to find Stephanie Bruce:

Stephanie's YouTube Channel


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