Running is one of the most time-honored sports not just in the United States but throughout the world. Ever since humans could use their legs, it seems like, competitive running has had a special part in human life. Competitive running has been around since ancient times, most famously in the ancient Greek Olympics. Though times have changed since then, running’s popularity has not. In the United States alone, more than 500,000 people compete in a marathon every year. In 2012, more than 15,000 5-kilometer (or “5K”) events were organized across the country. That same year, 57 million Americans reportedly went jogging or running at least once in 2012. For a number of reasons, Americans can’t seem to stop moving their feet.
Needless to say, running’s popularity in the U.S. lends itself to many other kinds of sports and even businesses. Running businesses being one of them. Gifts for runners are a popular way of showing your runner friend or loved one how much you care about them — and running! From running necklaces to running beer goggles, there are a variety of personalized running gifts to choose from. They include:
- Running shirts
- Runners wine glasses
- Runners safety lights
- Running decals
- Runners beer mugs
- Runners ID bands
- Runners car magnets
If you know someone who likes to run, getting them one of these gifts (among many other choices) is a perfect way of showing someone your warmth and gratitude. You can, as they say, hit the ground running with your friends and relatives! Running necklaces and jewelry may not be well-known but for a runner, they are things that they can take with them on and off the race track.
What do you think about running? Do you or anyone you know like to run? What about these gift ideas? Feel free to leave us a note at the bottom. Happy trails! More can be found here.